Discovery channel airs three-part documentary on Xi's ideas, visions on governance

Added On October 17, 2017

 SINGAPORE, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- A three-episode documentary focusing on Chinese President Xi Jinping's ideas and visions on governance finished its premiere show on U.S. Discovery Channel late Monday.

The documentary, titled China: Time of Xi, started broadcast Saturday for three consecutive days on Discovery Networks Asia Pacific, reaching over 200 million viewers in 37 countries and regions including Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, India, Thailand and Malaysia.
"Over the three fast-moving episode, beautifully-shot, character-led case studies from four continents and unique archives are pulled into sharp focus by the arresting contributions of a panel of the worlds leading China-watchers," an introduction of the documentary published on the website of Discovery Channel said.
The first episode, the People's Republic, features stories about poverty reduction, reform of the healthcare system, construction of high-speed trains and various other fields relating to people's everyday life.
The second episode, Running China Now, introduces case studies regarding China's supply-side reform, technological innovation and pollution management, among other successful endeavors of the country on the domestic front.
The final part, All Aboard, features China's major global initiatives and undertakings.
The documentary includes interviews with a panel of experts and scholars, including former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, U.S. scholar Robert Kuhn, British scholar Martin Jacques, Zheng Yongnian, director of the East Asian Institute of National University of Singapore and Zambian economist Dambisa Moyo.
They jointly provide deep insight into China's development path, ideas and the inspirations for the world.
The film is presented by the Discovery Channel and produced by British Meridian Line Films.
Vikram Channa, vice-president of Discovery Networks Asia Pacific, and British senior television producer Liz Mcleod supervised the production of the film. Members of the production team are mainly from the United States, Britain, Singapore and China.