Transcript: Beijing Billionaires: Host Intro | Nov 06, 2018

Fast clips show images of the streets in China.

Diana stands in the studio.

Diana is in her thirties, with long straight black hair and wears a black pencil skirt and a black blouse.

Behind her, images of China appear on a wall screen with the caption "China. Here and Now."

Diana says HELLO, I'M DIANA FU,
WELCOME TO
CHINA HERE AND NOW,
A LOOK AT MODERN CHINA'S RISE
IN THE 21ST CENTURY.
TONIGHT'S DOCUMENTARY DESCRIBES
THE NOUVEAU RICHE
AND THEIR LAVISH LIFESTYLES.
A THIRD OF THE WORLD'S CONSUMERS
OF LUXURY GOODS ARE CHINESE.
HOW DID CHINA TRANSFORM
FROM A COUNTRY WHERE
PEOPLE NEEDED RATION COUPONS
TO BUY MEAT,
INTO ONE WITH A LARGE
NUMBER OF BILLIONAIRES?

Pictures of young billionaires appear on the wall screen behind her.

Diana says CHINA'S ECONOMIC REFORMS
BEGAN IN 1978
UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF
DENG XIAOPING.
HE FAMOUSLY DECLARED,
"LET SOME PEOPLE
GET RICH FIRST."
THE IRONY OF A COMMUNIST
COUNTRY CHAMPIONING
WEALTH DISPARITY IS LOST ON
MANY OF CHINA'S FUERDAI,
THE CHILDREN
OF THE SUPER RICH.
THEY FLAUNT THEIR WEALTH
ON SOCIAL MEDIA
AND FETISHIZE BRITISH
ELITE CULTURE.
LUXURY CONCIERGE SERVICES CATER
TO THEIR EVERY NEED.
ENTERPRISING PHOTOGRAPHERS OFFER
UP BRITISH THEMED WEDDINGS.
MEANWHILE, PRESIDENT
XI JINPING PROMISED TO
ERRATIC POVERTY BY 2020.
CHINA'S 30 MILLION
POOR PEOPLE ARE HOPING THAT
THE GOVERNMENT WILL KEEP
ITS PROMISE.
WILL THE ELITE, WHO PROSPERED
AS A RESULT OF CHINA'S
ECONOMIC REFORMS, HELP LESS
FORTUNATE CITIZENS,
OR WILL THEY STAY IN THEIR
OWN PRIVILEGED CLASS?

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