The prime-time special PBS NewsHour Presents China: Power and Prosperity comes to CPTV in July 2020. This special is an update to PBS NewsHour’s 10-part series examining China’s contentious relationship with the United States that originally aired in fall 2019.

As the world continues to battle the deadly coronavirus pandemic, China and the United States are increasingly confrontational. Hosted by PBS NewsHour foreign affairs and defense correspondent Nick Schifrin, China: Power and Prosperity explores the future of the communist country’s relationship with the U.S., which will help determine the new international order, the dominant technology supporting the world’s communications infrastructure and the global economy.

Where to Watch

The hour-long special airs on CPTV Wednesday, July 8 at 10 p.m. and encores Sunday, July 12 at 12 p.m.

It will also stream at and; on NewsHour’s Facebook, YouTube and Twitter; and on the PBS Video App.

More About the Program

With support from PBS and The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, PBS NewsHour conducted more than 70 on-camera interviews for this program, with reporting from China, Malaysia, Ecuador, Indonesia, Philippines, Turkey and the United States.

“We began reporting this series knowing that the relationship between China and the United States will have an outsized impact on the world in which we live. We did not know that a public health emergency would redefine how the two countries interact,” said James Blue, executive-in-charge of PBS NewsHour’s special programming. “China: Power and Prosperity takes an inside look at the emerging superpower’s reach, through its trade initiatives, technological advancements and the global vision of its most powerful leader since Mao, Xi Jinping.”