Title : Two Men In China
Duration : 3 x 60 min
Broadcaster : ABC1


Australia is inextricably tethered to China – but how much do we really know about the Chinese dragon sitting on our doorstep? And how much do they really know about us? What is the state of the relationship and where does the future lie? It’s time for us to understand, and make sense of, China. Two Men in China sees the indefatigable Tim Flannery and John Doyle – armed with inquisitive minds and enduring humour – explore our powerful neighbour and our major trading partner.


The series starts in and around Beijing then takes Tim and John to Shanghai before finally landing in Chengdu. Travelling through China, Tim and John will always try to take the train. This is the series that will try to make sense of one of the most enigmatic countries on Earth. Tim and John will investigate how Australia’s mineral and agricultural wealth is helping to drive the Chinese economy, feeding its people and accelerating the urbanisation of the most populous nation. But it’s time to ask: shouldn’t we be more than just China’s quarry? What is the future for our two nations?