About the show: Documentary on World Expo explains China's thinking
This 5-part documentary represents a significant step by CCTV News towards international co-production in its analysis and reporting. With its commitment to enlisting the best overseas talent and resources, CCTV News invited Robert Lawrence Kuhn, author of a biography of China's former President Jiang Zemin, to host a documentary on the Shanghai World Expo. Kuhn, a well-known non-fiction writer, has also established himself as a television presenter and China expert, through such projects as Closer to Truth and In Search of China. Full story >>
Part 1: Face-to-Face with Shanghai Municipal Committee Secretary Yu Zhengsheng
Two hundred years ago, only about 2% of the world's population lived in cities; now it's more than half.
The rate of urbanization is increasing even faster in the developing countries. Shanghai is the largest city in China.
Shanghai Expo's theme is "Better City - Better Life". How to make the city more habitable? How to reduce the harm that city life has on the environment? These are global issues, and also Shanghai's issues.
Our host Robert L. Kuhn recently sat down with Shanghai Municipal Committee Secretary Yu Zhengsheng for an exclusive talk on his views about expo and visions for Shanghai.
Video Clips: Interview with Yu Zhengsheng
- Q: How do you see Shanghai developing in these four centers of excellence?
- Q: How do you think of the cultural aspects of Expo will be to China and the world?
- Q: How do you see the Expo's showing diversity and richness of China?
- Q: What expo can mean for chinese people?
- Q: How do you see Expo as a platform in which the world can get to know China better?
- Q: How do you rasal with the tension of urbanlization?
- Q: Do you see an actural practical implementation of strategy " Financial crisis, New tech"?
- Q: Does financial crisis bring any significance to Expo today?
- Q: What's the significance of the Expo to be held in Shanghai