The Nature of Things | Season 2011-2012, Episode 7 | Jul 19, 2012 | 45:13

Waking the Green Tiger

We explore the thoughts of today's Chinese about nature and the environment, in their hearts and minds, and their influence on the future. A great deal is at stake, both for China and the rest of the world.

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