“I feel so emotional, while very proud of our history and what China has gone through so far” and “I have so much to say but I cannot because I’m moved to tears” are reflective of online comments about a documentary that has deeply resonated with countless Chinese: The Story of China’s Reform and Opening-up. The person who wrote the script and hosted the documentary is Michael Wood, a renowned historian and filmmaker from the UK. With five episodes in total, The Story of China’s Reform and Opening-up differs from some previous Western documentaries on the topic. It calmly tells the story of China’s 40 years of reform and opening-up, covering topics from China’s high-speed railway to the changes in the educational system, from the e-commerce of Alibaba to Westlake University. As a historian, Wood also wants to get to the root of something that the Western world has always wondered: How did China come out of nowhere in just 40 years? “I first visited China in the 80s. When I went to small towns in the country, everyone rode bicycles and wore gray, blue or green Chinese tunic suits. Though I could feel their hospitality, they looked as if… Read full this story
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