Along the banks of the Yangtze

Adventure & Travel Society & Culture
China, Culture, travel, Yangtze
6 x 43:00
Ruben Terlou
VPRO/De Haaien
HD available

China is one of the largest world powers but we can hardly put a face on it yet. Let alone have any idea of how the average Chinese man lives and works, or what his ambitions or fears are.Photographer Ruben Terlou took his camera along the banks of the River Yangtze, talking to the locals about the impact of the economic progress.

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