Directed by Graça Castanheira • Documentary • With Martin Jacques • 2013 • 30 minutes
Ten personalities from diverse social and geographical backgrounds reflect on the world and its future. A portrait in multiple voices of contemporary reality, revealing the deep connections that exist between our mental models and the consequences thereof in our present day—for the individual, for life, and for the planet. A series of lessons about our time and the way we live in it.
Episode 7 stars Martin Jacques, the UK author 'When China Rules the World' and former editor of the journal 'Marxism Today'.
According to Martin Jacques, the fact that China will overtake the North-American economy already in 2018, and not in 2025 as predicted a few years ago, will have a strong impact on the world as we know it. For the author of When China Rules the World, the rise of economies such as China and India, that together represent 38 percent of the world population, constitutes the biggest act of democratization of the modern world. The rise of China gives birth to a new social and economic reality.