March 5th, 2015
Episode 237 of 991 episodes
After decades of breakneck economic expansion, China has announced it is cutting its growth target for the year ahead. Seven per cent might sound a lot by western standards, but it would represent China's slowest growth rate for a quarter of a century. We ask Professor Rana Mitter, director of the China Centre at Oxford University, what this means for the Chinese government, and for the Chinese people. The BBC's Fergus Nicoll visits the coastal town of Nagapattinam, one of the Indian regions hardest hit by the Indian Ocean tsunami. And the BBC’s Vishala Sri-Pathma reports from Chennai on a growing challenge to one of the most important elements of traditional Indian marriages – the dowry.