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Rich China [electronic resource]: An Emerging Class of Wealthy Elites

ABC International
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
In China, optimism is unyielding. Soon-to-be billionaire Zhang Yue has developed a stunning prefab building model that slashes construction time, and he predicts his company will soon be "the biggest in the world." Beijing restaurateur Zhang Lan is similarly ambitious. She has built her Szechuan eatery chain, South Beauty, into a culinary empire employing 10,000 people, and she estimates that by 2020 she'll have 500 restaurants around the globe. And what of 34-year-old Yan Zhihui, co-owner of Jincheng electronics? With a net worth of a few million yuan, he considers himself to have entered "the lower end of China's middle class." This program puts a spotlight on the country's new paradigms of wealth and status, going inside the world of Chinese tycoons to examine the scope of their business plans and their dazzling luxury lifestyles. Yet the economic climate is changing and the good times may not last forever for China's high rollers. Can their momentum continue?
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28 min.
9 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on June 24, 2012.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Emerging Class of Wealthy Elites
  • The Ka-Ching Dynasty (1:59)
  • China's Mega Wealthy Class (2:09)
  • Chinese Entrepreneurs (1:23)
  • High Speed Hotel in Hunan Province (4:10)
  • SOHO China (3:09)
  • South Beauty Brand (3:14)
  • Private Jet Sales in China (2:47)
  • Taxi Driver Turned Millionaire (2:03)
  • Economic Future of China (1:51)
  • Unexplained Wealth (3:07)
  • Credits: Rich China: An Emerging Class of Wealthy Elites (0:44)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2012
Publisher no.
49101 Films Media Group
1streaming video file (28 min.) : d., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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