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    監製:黃兆均

    11/06/2019
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    中國目前是世界第二大經濟體,將來可望攀升至第一位,但其實早在兩百多年前,中國的白銀貿易,已經令中國成為全球經濟中心。

     

    中國的茶葉、瓷器和絲綢銷售到全世界,全世界的白銀就源源不絕地流入中國。這本來是供求定律下最完美的配合,但西方商人不願意向中國付出白銀,又找不到中國人想要的貨品進行貿易,最終,英國的東印度公司就向中國銷售一樣商品,令中國的白銀流回他們的手中,那種商品,就是鴉片。

     

    西方商人向中國銷售鴉片,最終導致鴉片戰爭出現,戰敗的中國,失去全球貿易的主導地位,變得要聽命於西方強權,還經歷了「百年國恥」。《白銀帝國》第二集講述了這些變化,與中國以致全球命運的種種關連。

     


    雙語廣播:


    粵語/英語 (電視版)

     

     

    播放頻道:

    港台電視 31、31A

    播出時間:

    (首播)
    (重溫)

    2019年6月11日 星期二 晚上9時30分
    2019年6月12日 星期三 凌晨12時      
    2019年6月12日 星期三 中午12時


    The story of modern China is remarkable. With a population of 1.3 billion and astonishing industrial growth, China is now the second largest economy on the planet - soon it will be number one.

    The whole world loves China’s porcelain and silks. They pay handsomely for these luxury goods and they pay in silver. The Imperial coffers are brimming with this precious metal, which is the Emperor’s chosen method for his people to pay their taxes. The British still cannot persuade the Chinese to take their manufactured goods in exchange for tea. The Chinese are only interested in silver and this is costing Britain dearly. What the British do next to reverse this trend is so outrageous it would be a criminal act today. They become suppliers of a far more addictive drug that tea - opium.

    In late 1839, Britain declares war on China. By June 1840 a British flotilla reaches the Pearl River and it comes with unstoppable firepower. With its fleet and forts destroyed China has little option but to negotiate a peace treaty. In 1842, they sign the Treaty of Nanjing. This started the period that the Chinese nickname their "Century of Humiliation".

     

    Bilingual:

    Cantonese/ English (TV Version)

     

     

    Channel:

    RTHK 31 & 31A

    Time:

    (First run)
    (Re-run)

    2019.6.11 Tue 9:30pm
    2019.6.12 Wed 12:00am
    2019.6.12 Wed 12:00pm