China: Time of Xi

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Touching down on four continents, we discover how the influence of this new China is changing communities – and lives -  from Africa to Asia to Europe.    As a young Kenyan woman takes the controls of a Chinese-funded express train in Nairobi, and a former Mayor of Venice dreams of the renaissance of his home city, thanks to Chinese investment in a ground-breaking deep-water mega port, we explore the mega construction projects of the Belt and Road Initiative.

With stories from Cambodia, Indonesia and the U.S., as China takes its place as a leading player on the world stage, we interrogate Xi Jinping’s vision for a global “community of common destiny” – an inspiring vision for a new world order, or a cloak for China’s global ambitions?

As Xi Jinping starts his next five years in power, the world is waiting to see where China goes next.