ABOUT WIN IN CHINA
ABOUT WIN IN CHINA-THE MOVIE
For nearly 30 years Chairman Mao Zedong was the supreme ruler of China. A fierce supporter of socialism over capitalism, it was Chairman Mao who once said:
“The socialist system will eventually replace the capitalist system; this is the objective law independent of man's will. However much the reactionaries try to hold back the wheel of history, sooner or later revolution will take place and will inevitably triumph.”
When he died on September 9, 1976, however, a new era was born - with new leaders, bold new ideas and a dramatic redirection for the country. For the first time economic prosperity was put before socialist purity. Never before had a country so large, with a culture so ingrained, metamorphosed so quickly. Mao’s successor, the pragmatist Deng Xiaoping, directed the giant nation in the opposite direction – to a capitalist economy under Communist rule, with his saying “It doesn’t matter if a cat is black or white, as long as it catches mice.”
With Deng’s guidance, the Chinese government actively encouraged new business creation, private property and the accumulation of wealth. Under Deng Xiaoping, Chinese entrepreneurs with the vision, energy and tenacity were allowed to build companies and “to get rich first.”
The film Win In China follows the CCTV game show of the same name and captures the essence of this modern financial miracle – a country that in 25 years has surged from extreme poverty to become the third largest economy on Earth.
Robert A. Compton, Two Million Minutes executive producer, and award-winning film maker Ole Schell team up to bring the story of China’s entrepreneurial explosion to the screen.
For the first time, westerners see Chinese capitalism in its rawest form. Superficially similar to western business, Chinese business culture is unique. Beneath the game show’s surface lies a nuanced, subtle view of Chinese business practices, ambitions, ethical norms and competitive behaviors.
Whatever the contradictions, modern China appears ready to dominate the century ahead. A nation, where it seems, anyone can win.