China Visionaries – Helmut Schmidt

Format | CH 2011 | 52' | Subtitled English

The one hour infotainment format CHINA VISIONARIES, produced in English language with Chinese subtitles by the broadcaster ICS out of Shanghai, is already in its second season portraying foreign artists, politicians and other people of note, who due to their vision of China have opened up relationships and cooperation between China and their countries – from bridge-building US president Jimmy Carter and Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa to Thai princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. The Cologne Conference presents the episode about Helmut Schmidt, who was the first German chancellor to visit China and meet Mao Zedong as well as Deng Xiaoping; who even long after he left office worked towards an increased political and cultural exchange program between Germany and China; and who in 2006 published the book »Neighbor China«. Using archival footage, interviews with contemporary witnesses and anecdotes, Schmidt’s special relationship to China is portrayed – a fascinating outside perspective for friends of the German postwar history.

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Producer
Chen Bing
Executive Producer
Zhu Xiaoqian
Directors
Yuan Hongyun, Chen Yinan, Chen Ruoping, Wang Shuo, Guan Shunying
Script
Yuan Hongyun, Chen Yinan, Chen Ruoping, Wang Shuo, Guan Shunying
Photography
Sun Ao, Kong Quan, Shen Jiajun, Zhang Jun
Editors
Yuan Hongyun, Chen Yinan, Chen Ruoping, Wang Shuo, Guan Shunying, Jin Lei
Sound
Yang Yang
Music
Yang Yang
Production Company
International Channel Shanghai

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