On the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China, we present a series of interviews with five ordinary people of China as they reveal their extraordinary lives. As an opener, we begin by taking a look at developments in China under its five leaders.
While the majority of Mainland Chinese believe that China is a prosperous, harmonious, confident, stable, and responsible power, many outsiders do not. What has China done to boost its soft power and international image? Have these efforts been effective?
China has established its own economic, social, and political systems. It is writing a new history and setting itself apart from the West.
The recent protests in Hong Kong have gained its share of supporters and detractors, and sentiments have spilled over to impact businesses, for better or worse.