Season 31, Episode 9 China Revs Up

First Aired: April 24, 2005

Reviewing upsides and downsides of China's economic “binge” of the last quarter century. “The world has never seen a country get so rich so fast,” says narrator Oliver Platt. One telling statistic: 200,000 cars in 1995; 30 million in 2004. One telling harbinger: Scientists are finding traces of pollution from China in the air in Washington State.

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