China: Triumph or Turmoil


Duration: 3 x 47 minutes; shot on Red
Broadcast: Channel 4; 2013
Distribution: BBC Worldwide


The Series

Niall Ferguson meets the people who can explain what China stands for: from newly minted billionaires in China's megacities to the survivors of the madness of Chairman Mao; and from aggressive young nationalists hacking into our computers to the brave defenders of China's rural poor.

And he answers the questions that should concern all of us: will this turn out to be the Chinese century? Should we be scared? Or will the Red Dragon crash and burn?