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China in 2017: Aerial View Documentaries

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    Aerial China is a series of documentaries air in CCTV Documentary Channel, characterised by aerial views on cities, villages, scenery, industrial facilities, transportation infra, etc. Each episode focuses on one province. Since all of them are narrated in Chinese, I will attach a brief outline of the main sections of each video.





    Episode 1: Hainan Province (Hainan Island)

    2:33 - 6:00 Outline of the province, the geological formation of the island
    6:00 - 8:30 Capital city of Haikou, the biggest city on the island
    11:24 - 17:00 Wetland in Wenchang City
    17:40 - 18:30 Bo'ao Village & Bo'ao Forum For Asia
    18:30 - 20:30 Fishing village

    22:55 -25:00 Wuzhizhou Island
    26:00 - 28:00 Sanya City, the second largest city in the province

    29:00 - 34:00 Mountainous interior, great rivers
    37:30 - 38:20 250km/h High-speed Railway, the first island ring HSR in the world

    38:20 - 39:50 China Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site
    40:00 - end South China Sea, the city of Sansha


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    The next episode will be about Shannxi Province in China's Northwest.
    But first let's revisit the tropical scenery on Hainan Island.
     
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    Incredible.
     
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    Season 1 of Aerial China will have 6 episodes in total, focusing on 4 provinces (Hainan, Shannxi, Heilongjiang, Jiangxi), one municipality (Shanghai) and one autonomous region (Xinjiang), covering Northwest China, Northeast China, Central China, Eastern China and Southern China. It took one year for the team to collect all the footages for these 6 episodes.

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    Aerial Documentary Shows Breathtaking Beauty of China

    The 34-episode documentary, featuring 23 provinces, five autonomous regions, four municipalities and two special administrative regions, allows viewers to see China from above with brand new perspectives.

    The documentary has great footages of natural landscapes and historical and cultural backgrounds of the country. Each episode is 50 minutes long.

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    Season 1 has 6 episodes in total, and introduces six different places: Heilongjiang, Hainan, Xinjiang, Shaanxi, Shanghai and Jiangxi. Four episodes from the series have already been broadcast on TV.

    It took the television crew one year to finish the first season with 16 helicopters and 57 drones. The total distance was almost 150,000 kilometers — enough to circle the earth from the equator about four times!

    Netizens were amazed at the incredibly spectacular views in the documentary. "Long history, beautiful place," said one. Another said he just wanted to go traveling after watching the video.

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    I'm shocked to see how huge Urumqi city is, in the so called 'less developed' part of China.
    video is in english.

     
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    Yes, Urumqi is quite big.

    There is a huge international airport, two railway terminals including one high-speed railway terminal, a massive BRT system and several subways under construction.

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    I never thought Urumqi could be this developed.
     
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    @Amember Thank you for the video. I've created a thread on the Chinese version of this documentary series.
    We could upload new episodes there if new ones are released. It's great we have English versions now so that I won't upload any new Chinese episodes.

    China in 2017: aerial view documentaries

    This series will lead us to a wonderful journey to every Chinese province and municipality, covering landscape, infrastructure, culture, etc. Even for Chinese, it is a great opportunity to gain a holistic overview of our country.

    Cheers.

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    Highway across Tianshan Mountain in Xinjiang

     
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    Indeed, with modern infrastructure, advancing culture, and deepening secular life style, Xinjiang is transforming from a sleepy region on the outskirts of China to a province with central role in Belt and Road.
     
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    Western China along with Tibet have lots of growth potential especially the tourism sector. The development of these regions will bring lots of opportunities, OBOR is the perfect platform fitting the whole plan.
     
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    Heart-shaped pond found in Chongqing, Southwest China

    (chinadaily.com.cn)

    Updated: 2017-04-07 10:57:06

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    A drone captures an aerial view of a heart-shaped pond at the Tongluoshan National Mine Park in Southwest China's Chongqing on April 1, 2017.[Photo/Xinhua]

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    A drone captures an aerial view of a heart-shaped pond at the Tongluoshan National Mine Park in Southwest China's Chongqing on April 1, 2017. The park was built on mine pits and cliffs, which were left by local stone companies required to shut down by the government. [Photo/Xinhua]

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    A drone captures an aerial view of a heart-shaped pond at the Tongluoshan National Mine Park in Southwest China's Chongqing on April 1, 2017. The park has 39 disused mine pits. [Photo/Xinhua]

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    Rainwater gathers in the park's mine pits, which make clear ponds of various shapes and sizes. [Photo/Xinhua]

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    Two tourists stand on a steep slope at the Tongluoshan National Mine Park in Southwest China's Chongqing on April 1, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua]

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