Continuing to explore the endless depths of diversity that fill today’s China — we meet an artist, a jeweler who has harnessed both creativity and business enterprise successfully. Christina Wang is part of a growing culture of professional creative people, satisfying the need for fashion and beauty, both traditional and modern, in Beijing today. In the Xicheng Financial District, Jin Cheng Fang Street, is her workshop, design center and retail shop, all in one. Christina has millions of sisters and brothers, part of a growing diversification of China’s economy from its manufacturing base. She practices traditional arts handed down through her family, that have roots thousands of years deep.
In this episode of “Understanding China,” Michael North hosts two outstanding leaders of China’s youth development culture. Liu Sumei (“Emily”) is Chairman of the Mental Health Service Center in Beijing. She is also Secretary-General of the Attitudinal Healing Committee, China. Zhang Zhengyue (“Peter”) is Deputy Director of China Children Development Project Foundation, and Founder of the “Village Care” Project.
In the first segment, Lin Fanlin of Beijing Imoze Media elaborates on a question that was posed and answered at the end of the last program. The subject is the geo-political dimension of the One Belt Initiative. Mr. Lin manages a key media operation in Beijing, part of the China International Publishing Group (CIPG), which has a broad mission across all domains of electronic information nationwide in China, and was founded in 1949 by Premier Zhou Enlai.