Chinese Dreams [The Documentary] [World Service]

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Canada has been sucked into a global dispute between the US and China. It started in Vancouver, with arrest on an American warrant of Meng Wanzhou, an executive with the Chinese telecoms giant Huawei. China’s furious response caught Canada off guard. Two Canadians have been detained in China – seemingly in response, precipitating an acute foreign policy crisis.

Canadian journalist Neal Razzell examines what could be the first of many tests for this nation, in which it is forced to choose between its two biggest trading partners.

(Photo: Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou leaves her home to appear in British Columbia Supreme Court, Vancouver. Credit: Lindsey Wasson/Reuters)

How countries across the world are responding to the rise of China.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

2020050920200510 (WS)

Canada has been sucked into a global dispute between the US and China. It started in Vancouver, with arrest on an American warrant of Meng Wanzhou, an executive with the Chinese telecoms giant Huawei. China’s furious response caught Canada off guard. Two Canadians have been detained in China – seemingly in response, precipitating an acute foreign policy crisis.

Canadian journalist Neal Razzell examines what could be the first of many tests for this nation, in which it is forced to choose between its two biggest trading partners.

(Photo: Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou leaves her home to appear in British Columbia Supreme Court, Vancouver. Credit: Lindsey Wasson/Reuters)

How countries across the world are responding to the rise of China.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

Chinese Dreams: Australia20200425

As China grows in power, there are fears that it is trying to alter the course of Australian politics. The Australian government has legislated against "foreign influence operations" after allegations of Chinese spies making payments to lawmakers. More recently, there have been disputes on university campuses between students supporting the pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong and those loyal to mainland China – with allegations that the latter have the covert support of the Chinese Embassy. Are these genuine concerns, or are they merely the latest expression of covert racism towards Australia’s Chinese minority?

Australian reporter Heidi Pett investigates.

(Photo: Supporters of the Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters hold placards during a demonstration as part of the global "anti-totalitarianism" movement in Sydney. Credit: Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)

How countries across the world are responding to the rise of China

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

Chinese Dreams: Australia2020042520200426 (WS)

As China grows in power, there are fears that it is trying to alter the course of Australian politics. The Australian government has legislated against "foreign influence operations" after allegations of Chinese spies making payments to lawmakers. More recently, there have been disputes on university campuses between students supporting the pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong and those loyal to mainland China – with allegations that the latter have the covert support of the Chinese Embassy. Are these genuine concerns, or are they merely the latest expression of covert racism towards Australia’s Chinese minority?

Australian reporter Heidi Pett investigates.

(Photo: Supporters of the Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters hold placards during a demonstration as part of the global "anti-totalitarianism" movement in Sydney. Credit: Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)

How countries across the world are responding to the rise of China

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

Chinese Dreams: Australia20200425

How countries across the world are responding to the rise of China

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

Chinese Dreams: Australia2020042520200426 (WS)

How countries across the world are responding to the rise of China

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

Chinese Dreams: Canada20200509

Canada has been sucked into a global dispute between the US and China. It started in Vancouver, with arrest on an American warrant of Meng Wanzhou, an executive with the Chinese telecoms giant Huawei. China’s furious response caught Canada off guard. Two Canadians have been detained in China – seemingly in response, precipitating an acute foreign policy crisis.

Canadian journalist Neal Razzell examines what could be the first of many tests for this nation, in which it is forced to choose between its two biggest trading partners.

(Photo: Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou leaves her home to appear in British Columbia Supreme Court, Vancouver. Credit: Lindsey Wasson/Reuters)

The arrest of Meng Wanzhou in Canada sparks a geopolitical crisis

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

Chinese Dreams: Canada2020050920200510 (WS)

Canada has been sucked into a global dispute between the US and China. It started in Vancouver, with arrest on an American warrant of Meng Wanzhou, an executive with the Chinese telecoms giant Huawei. China’s furious response caught Canada off guard. Two Canadians have been detained in China – seemingly in response, precipitating an acute foreign policy crisis.

Canadian journalist Neal Razzell examines what could be the first of many tests for this nation, in which it is forced to choose between its two biggest trading partners.

(Photo: Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou leaves her home to appear in British Columbia Supreme Court, Vancouver. Credit: Lindsey Wasson/Reuters)

The arrest of Meng Wanzhou in Canada sparks a geopolitical crisis

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

Chinese Dreams: Canada2020050920200510 (WS)

The arrest of Meng Wanzhou in Canada sparks a geopolitical crisis

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

How countries across the world are responding to the rise of China.

Chinese Dreams: Indonesia20200502

Will the rise of China help or damage Chinese-Indonesians? The ethnic Chinese minority in Indonesia have long suffered discrimination – forbidden from taking jobs in government and the military and targeted during violent riots in 1998. In the city of Yogyakarta they are still not allowed to own land. But some Chinese-Indonesians have benefited economically from the rise of China - as middlemen between the two economies. Today, eight of the 10 richest Indonesians are thought to be ethnically Chinese. And now more and more Indonesians are studying in China or learning Mandarin.

BBC Asia editor Rebecca Henschke asks if the rise of China and the growing prominence of some ethnic Chinese will create further resentment - or if there can be a happier outcome?

(Photo: Indonesian activists hold a rally to mark the 20th years of reformation in Jakarta on 21 May, 2018. Credit:: Adek Berry/AFP/Getty Images)

Will the growing prominence of ethnic Chinese create further resentment in Indonesia?

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

Chinese Dreams: Indonesia2020050220200503 (WS)

Will the rise of China help or damage Chinese-Indonesians? The ethnic Chinese minority in Indonesia have long suffered discrimination – forbidden from taking jobs in government and the military and targeted during violent riots in 1998. In the city of Yogyakarta they are still not allowed to own land. But some Chinese-Indonesians have benefited economically from the rise of China - as middlemen between the two economies. Today, eight of the 10 richest Indonesians are thought to be ethnically Chinese. And now more and more Indonesians are studying in China or learning Mandarin.

BBC Asia editor Rebecca Henschke asks if the rise of China and the growing prominence of some ethnic Chinese will create further resentment - or if there can be a happier outcome?

(Photo: Indonesian activists hold a rally to mark the 20th years of reformation in Jakarta on 21 May, 2018. Credit:: Adek Berry/AFP/Getty Images)

Will the growing prominence of ethnic Chinese create further resentment in Indonesia?

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

Chinese Dreams: Indonesia2020050220200503 (WS)

Will the growing prominence of ethnic Chinese create further resentment in Indonesia?

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.