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Last Updated: Tuesday, 20 June 2006, 15:50 GMT 16:50 UK
Newsnight: China
Newsnight: China
Newnsight's China series can be seen all this week
Newsnight is putting the spotlight on China this week, with a series of films exploring different facets of the country.

As the world's most populous country with one of the fastest growing economies, China is often considered for the impact it is having on the global economy.

But in a country of 1.3bn people, undergoing massive cultural as well as economic change, there are many stories to be told.

This week, Mark Urban, Boris Johnson and Carrie Gracie give us alternative views from inside and outside China.


Diplomatic Editor Mark Urban looks at why US spymasters believe China poses the biggest industrial espionage threat to the country.


Carrie Gracie reports on the breakneck urbanisation of rural China, charting the change in one village from rice paddy covered valley floors to forests of buildings.


Boris Johnson reports on the revolution taking place within Chinese universities.

We sent the Conservative Higher Education Minister to find out whether the 50,000 or so Chinese students whose fees help keep British universities afloat are going to continue coming, now that their own institutions are getting so good.

Join Newsnight this week for a different look at the country being touted as the next superpower.

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