Daily Archives: October 24, 2015

Talk Africa: Africa’s changing Climate


CCTV Africa

Published on Oct 24, 2015

Africa’s climate is changing. And with El Nino already sweeping through parts of the continent, many nations are bracing themselves. But over and above the weather, climate change is proving to be most detrimental to farmers, with both rising temperatures and unpredictable rainfall putting food security at risk on a continent expected to double its population by 2050. So how can this risk be mitigated? And what more can be done to counter Africa’s Changing Climate?

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Hong Kong’s illegal ivory trade still alive, despite pledge


PBS NewsHour

Published on Oct 24, 2015

The United States and China recently committed to nearly total bans of the ivory trade, hoping to curb the poaching of elephants who are killed for their tusks. But China still remains the world’s biggest ivory consumer. NewsHour’s Christopher Booker reports.

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ZH: Greatest Naval Explorer You Never Knew? China’s Zheng He


Farland Chang

Uploaded on Jan 14, 2009

http://www.1000pictures.tv/

GHOST FLEET: THE EPIC VOYAGE OF ZHENG HE – THE GREATEST EXPLORER YOU NEVER HEARD OF.

A Muslim castrated as a young boy in China, this man would still serve his nation with total loyalty. Zheng He:
China’s Greatest Admiral who may have discovered America even before Columbus.
A man of peace whose fleet had half the world in his grasp and the other half within easy reach. And a leader whose giant Treasure Fleet suddenly vanished because of a colossal mistake.

600 years ago, China emerges from an age of darkness – with the biggest naval fleet ever assembled. It will forge a new path across unknown oceans, led by a towering Admiral — 100 years before Columbus. And China will stand as the world’s undisputed superpower. But in time, this supreme leader would be brought to an end by a catastrophic decision. What happened?

Join National Geographic photographer Mike Yamashita as he retraces Admiral Zheng He’s epic journeys and discover how China’s internal struggles turned this Admiral’s forces into a ghost fleet, and setback this great nation for hundreds of years.

From the breathtaking opening shots of the African Swahili coast, this film is cinematic celebration of timeless beauty. Medieval Yemeni hilltop towns, ancient martial arts portrayed with balletic artistry, brutal religious piercings and the incomparable majesty of Perahera, all contribute to a pallet of rarely equaled cultural diversity.

From the eerie castration of the young hero to his final faltering steps in the Forbidden City as his enemies close in like vultures around carrion, the historical recreations about the life of Zheng He are executed with the grandeur and distance of a renaissance painting.

In tracing the voyages of the great fleet and its enigmatic leader, ‘Ghost Fleet’ brings the past alive through its observant narrator Mike Yamashita, and brings the documentary film into the realm of the epic feature.

This 2-hour documentary was shot on 16 mm film. Its initial airing: Dec 2005 on National Geographic Channel Asia.

Winner at the Asian TV Awards 2006: Best Cinematography, Best Original Music Score

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Ships – Zheng He


Albianiegea

Uploaded on Dec 5, 2011

Ships – Zheng He

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Chinese Treasure Fleet Adventures of Zheng He Documentary


China STA

Published on Dec 7, 2013

China invented the Tall Ship

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1421 Chinese discover america before europeans: Zheng He


Filipino Athlete

Published on Feb 12, 2013

www.pinoyathletics.info

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“Zheng He” – The Great Voyager 1405-1433 AD


Jim Wyler

Published on Jun 9, 2012

Zheng He from 1405 to 1433 made 7 voyages with over 1000 soldiers and crew to India and Africa. The great explorer. Their voyages were hidden from history and the records burned. The information of “Zheng He” and his voyages were discovered in 1930. The Chinese invented a magnetic compas giving them the ability to navigate in hostile environments.

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