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Constructing a Great Wall more than 6,000 kilometres long in the 16th century is just one item on a long list that has catapulted China to the forefront of engineering ingenuity. Gaining extraordinary access to one of the most magnificent ancient structures as well as contemporary state-of-the-art architectural triumphs, travel to the less familiar side of China.

In our range of China programmes this month, we will be showcasing the epic stories of ancient China and the modern day Chinese marvels that are pushing architectural boundaries. In the two-part special, China’s Great Wall, hear the stories of China’s ‘Stone Dragon’ – the great walls that snake the countryside. Chronicling China’s many great walls, find out about the Mongol invaders who attacked China long before and long after Genghis Khan. Through sweeping imagery, we bring to life the tales of those who lived and died to build China’s greatest defensive structure.

While China’s Great Walls are an ancient architectural feat, it is the new Megastructures that are capturing the world’s imagination today. Go behind the scenes as these 21st century icons are being built, Shanghai Super Tower, China’s Ultimate Port and Beijing Water Cube show off a new, thriving China.

Finally Vegas Comes to China follows two businessmen’s high-risk wager to become the next mogul in Macau’s gambling scene. From the mammoth undertaking of building the largest casino in the world to the high profile launch, each episode in this four-part series shares the successes and challenges of entrepreneurship at work in rapidly-developing China.


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