VisionTV's "God in China" programming event looks at the spiritual life of an emerging global power



    TORONTO, June 30 /CNW/ - With the Beijing Olympic Games set to begin on
August 8, world attention is focused now on China as never before.
    Much has been written about the country's emergence as an economic
powerhouse, and about the growing tension between an authoritarian regime and
a new generation that craves Western-style freedoms.
    But what of religion? What do China's citizens believe in? What part does
spiritual faith play in the lives of a people experiencing massive economic
and cultural upheaval?
    Beginning on Monday, July 21, VisionTV presents "God in China," a
week-long programming event that investigates these very questions. The
multi-faith and multicultural broadcaster offers a series of documentaries
that examine China's past and present, and shed light upon the spiritual lives
of its people.
    Highlights will include the Canadian television premiere of the two-part
documentary China's Leap of Faith (airing July 22 and 23), an in-depth account
of the country's 21st century religious revival.
    Other documentary presentations will consider the history of
Confucianism, the Dalai Lama's campaign against Chinese rule in Tibet, and the
human cost of economic reform.
    For a full lineup, please visit www.visiontv.ca.





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