How China Made It

Broadcaster Discovery Asia-Pacific & Youku

3 x 50′ for Discovery Asia-Pacific & Youku

In the last 40 years, China has changed faster than any country on Earth.

Bare statistics tell this story: GDP growth from $400 billion to $82 trillion; personal incomes risen by 9000%; life expectancy up by more than 17 years; time spent in education up by more than 5 years…

But what does this break-neck change feel like to the millions of Chinese people who lived – and are still living – through it?

And what of the two big questions: how did such change come about? And why?


Who worked on this project?

Roy Gilbert


Helen Chew


Rob Cowling

Series Director

Liz McLeod

Executive Producer

Tom Hewett


Nacressa Swan

Executive Producer