Preview: China: A New World Order

China - A New World Order

The protests in Hong Kong and the treatment of the Uigher minority are illustrations of the growing confidence of China since Xi Jinping became president in 2013.

The emerging Asian superpower is an economic powerhouse with a military keen to flex its muscles through expansion into the South China sea.

This three-part series charts how increased wealth for ordinary Chinese has come at the cost of liberty with the regimes lurch towards tech-enabled totalitarianism.

China: A New World Order – Thursday at 9.00pm on BBC2.