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English Subtitles

In 2012, I went to Beijing to cover the leadership change at the top of the Chinese communist party

And for the first time I thought you know what...

...they might not make it

Because people in China are so angry about...

Corruption...

About food safety...

About the environment

And they blame the party, because the party is in charge

And I stood in Tiananmen square which had been completely emptied of people; it's that organised a place.

And I thought you know once every 10 years they tell the people there's going to be a new leadership.

They give them no information

They can't even find out about it on the Internet

The phrase 'Xi Jinping', that's the name of the new leader, is blocked on the Internet

And then at the end of their party congress in the great Hall of the people, they wheel out seven people

So they wheel them out.

Men who nobody in China knows much about

They say: 'look this is your new leadership'

And I thought, in 10 years time can they really do that?

Can they keep people in ignorance that long?

I've always thought, you know, that America is on the way down, China's on the way up.

The economic situation in China, they're doing so well.

And this time, for the first time in 2012, I thought...

You know what, I'm not sure the future is going to be like that

Introduction

Another video from Channel 4's reviews of 2012, this time looking at the situation in China.

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