Simpson Returns To China

John Simpson reports on modern China.

Episodes

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01The Road From Tiananmen20080219

Having personally witnessed the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989, he meets former students who were there with him.

How have their lives changed since? Some talk of new comforts and freedoms, others talk of revolution.

Simpson looks at the legacy of Tiananmen and asks why he got it so wrong when he predicted regime change.

02 LASTWin In China?20080226

He meets the country's winners and losers, guesting on China's equivalent to BBC2's Dragons' Den programme and talking to cave dwellers and social activists in Xi'an.