What’s kept China’s contradictory economy going – and prevented it from crumbling?

Watch China: Triumph and Turmoil on BBC Select

How does something stay together when the laws of history tell us it should fall apart? In this 3-part China documentary, China’s new billionaires, survivors of Chairman Mao’s regime and young nationalists talk to

Professor Niall Ferguson about living in a Communist system with a capitalist economy. As China heads towards becoming the largest economy in the world, will this be the century of China and what does that mean for the rest of the world?

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