News Zone puts audience right to the spot of news through our experienced reporters stationed around the world. Audience are able to witness the occurrence right there and then to follow its up-to-the-minute development.
A 4-year Journey of Mainland Chinese Students in Taiwan (Chinese 30’ HD, 2015)
2015 marks the graduation year of the first batch Mainland Chinese students who pursued their tertiary education in Taiwan. The programme goes inside the university campuses in Taiwan to explore the study life of these Mainland Chinese students. From academic performance to involvement in extracurricular activities, they talk about their adaptation to the university life in Taiwan as well as the frustration and anticipation under policy constraints.
A Century’s Transformation of Kinmen (Chinese 30’ HD, 2015)
Ever since 1949, Kinmen that is located in the border area has become the battlefront for fights between mainland China and Taiwan. Today, the strategic position of Kinmen has not only enabled itself to become a platform for frequent interaction between mainland China and Taiwan, but also evolved into a land that promotes peaceful Cross-Strait relations. In order to take a look into the transformation of this island over the years, the crew visits Kinmen to explore its latest developments.
Chinese in Iraq (Chinese 30’ HD, 2014)
You can find strong weapon everywhere in Baghdad, the Capital of Iraq. Even with tension, some Chinese still stay in this city. Our crew visits Baghdad, understanding how the lives of the Chinese in this unresting place.
North Korea - An Exemplary Country (Chinese 30' HD ,2014)
Our crew was invited to Pyongyang again and arranged visits to facilities and spots such as the Korean Central Television, the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun and the newly-built amusement facilities. Unlike the previous visit which mainly focused on military development of North Korea, the programme captures the ordinary lives of the locals and their smiling and satisfied faces. Though wearing a happy face, what still remains unknown is the other side of the seemingly satisfied life.
Two-Child Policy Investigation (Chinese 30' HD ,2014)
To coordinate the social and economic development, the decades-long one-child policy which once provoked huge controversy has been abolished in China. The implementation of the two-child policy is on a selective basis which makes eligible for having two children if either parent is an only child. This profound policy would bring new hopes and new challenges to this populated country in the coming future.
A Decade After the Iraq War (Chinese 30' HD ,2013)
A decade ago, Iraq was damaged thoroughly when the U.S and U.K allied to initiate military action. Time passed, though the troops were withdrawn, Iraq is facing the challenges in re-boosting its local economy. The underlying political unrest would be the most concerned by the foreign investors. The programme provides you a full picture of the current circumstances of Iraq.
Cadmium-Tainted Rice Scandal (Chinese 30' HD ,2013)
Rice tainted with Cadimium is re-discovered in China recently and most of samples which surpassing the national limits come from Hunan Province. Therefore, the demand of rice from Hunan Province is plunging, which leads to suspension of many local rice mill plants. The programme investigates the causes and effects of this latest culprit to food safety hazards in China.
A Decade of “Hong Kong Drifters” (Chinese 30' HD ,2013)
Hong Kong Drifter is a new term for the mainland youth who come to Hong Kong for studying or working. Since 2003, there are more and more mainland youth choose to stay in Hong Kong under the drive of the new policy. After ten years, those Mainlanders have been encountering various difficulties. Could they find their own way to survive in this city?
Foreign Worker (Chinese 30' ,2013)
Under globalization, foreign workers spread all over the world. Together with the deceiving of agencies and ignorance of law, a piece of contract completely ruins the life of foreign workers. The “illegal” strike in Singapore by the Chinese drivers has provoked public controversies. Life is tough for foreign workers who work in an alien country without any support.
The Left-behind Children in China (Chinese 30' / English 30' ,2012)
Following the rapid development of the politics and economy in China, more and more young farmers tend to migrate to big cities to seek opportunities. As a result, groups after groups of left-behind children have been emerging in rural areas of China. People usually think that these left-behind children are unsociable, reclusive and introverted, and therefore often treat them with sympathy. However, are these children really as weak as the outside world perceives? The programme goes inside various rural areas in Hunan to look into the life of left-behind children there.
Enhancing Rural Education in China (Chinese 30' / English 30' ,2012)
Four young adults who graduated from top universities, inspired by the vision that the rural children will receive quality education one day, have given up their well-paid jobs in cities and become teachers in remote area in China. Through their efforts, they aspire to eliminate the educational inequity between the rural and urban areas in China. By sowing the seeds of education, they aim to lead the rural students to a brighter future and believe the students will harvest their dreams one day.
The Secret Truth of Hogwash Oil - Unraveling the Chain of Deception (Chinese 30' / English 30' ,2011)
Hogwash oil generally refers to recycled waste oil which is far more toxic than arsenic and even contains carcinogenic substances. However, three million tons of hogwash oil in China sneaks back to dining tables each year thus endangering the health of citizens. In order to look for a cure to this malignant tumor, our reporter probed into the problem through secret visits and interviews with related parties, trying to unravel this chain of deception which is worsening the food safety problem in China.
Grain Area Chronicle (Chinese 30' / English 30' ,2011)
Today, the high hog price in China causes the continuous rise of the CPI. Is this the result of the price rise of forage or the improper regulation? With the grain price correlated with people’s income and consumption in villages and towns, it is a big test for the government in implementing the appropriate policy and regulation. Under a severe cut down of cultivated land and rural labor run-off, we investigate the viability of China keeping the bottom line of autarky.