Viewed from the outside, China’s rise can appear to be the work of a small group of elite politicians and businessmen. But in reality, there are millions of Chinese citizens from diverse backgrounds working to propel their nation forward in new directions. Many of these pioneers are rising leaders in their 30s and 40s who grew up during China’s reform and opening period.
The Center for American Progress traveled to Beijing to film some of these pioneers in action. This video series presents an inside look at some of the opportunities and challenges China faces today, seen through the eyes of four young rising leaders.
Melanie Hart is the Director of China Policy at the Center for American Progress. Andrew Satter is the Director of Video at the Center.