China from Above: 1080

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History Documentary hosted by Roger Rose, published by Smithsonian Channel broadcasted as part of Smithsonian Ch. series in 2018 - English narration

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China From Above China is a country of staggering contrasts, from its ancient civilization to its bustling skyscrapers and from its steep river valleys to its harsh desert landscapes. Embark on an epic cross-country journey, spanning 5,000 years of history and soaring over natural wonders like Mount Everest and man-made marvels like the Great Wall of China. With breathtaking aerial views and on-the-ground human stories, witness this remarkable nation like never before.

[edit] Living Past

Modern-day China has been built on the traditions and innovations of the past. In this aerial journey, explore the sprawling nation from a whole new perspective. See how nature has served as both an enemy and an ally, and meet people who have built lives in the unlikeliest of places, from steep river valleys to harsh desert landscapes. It's a coast-to-coast tour of a vast and varied nation, where ancient customs continue to shape the landscape and the people.

[edit] Future is Now

China is growing at a breakneck pace and racing to keep up with demand. As new cities are built and current ones expand, the country is pushing the limits of technology and innovation. On an aerial tour over megacities like Shanghai and Beijing, discover how the population works, travels, plays, and adapts to China's exploding economy and massive urban transformation.

[edit] Dynamic Coast

China is a nation of contrasts, and nowhere is it more evident than along its dynamic coastline. This aerial journey takes us from the north's icy Chagan Lake to the tropical Hainan province's southern volcanoes, and from the nation's most populated cities in the east to an abandoned fishermen's village off Shanghai's coast. It's a spectacular voyage highlighting the country's diverse environments, evolving cultures, and growing prosperity.

[edit] Mountains and Rivers

From stunning heights, witness the mountains, rivers, and people that make up China's great interior. Visit celebrations at the center of the Buddhist world and on the edges of river cities, soar over the world's most famous peak 29,000 feet in the air, and dive into an ancient city submerged under a lake. China's heartland is a place where urban and rural communities embrace the challenges of a changing 21st century world.

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  • Video Codec: x264 High@L4.1
  • Video: Bitrate: (~4679 kb/s)
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 1920 x 1080
  • Video Resolution: 1.778 (16:9)
  • Audio Codec: MPEG-4 AAC LC
  • Audio: English
  • Audio Bitrate: 160 kb/s VBR 48000Hz
  • Audio Channels: Stereo 2
  • Run-Time: 45 mins
  • Framerate: 29.971. Fps
  • Number of Parts: 4
  • Container Mp4
  • Part Size: 1.48 GB
  • Source: HDTV
  • Encoded by: Harry65

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