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A Chinese Grandmother Crosses a River by Zipline

Short | 02:54

If you're a Lisu resident in Southern China and you want to cross a local river, odds are you won't be using a bridge. The preferred mode of transportation here is zipline - and it's not for the faint of heart.

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Modern-day China has been built on the traditions and innovations of the past. In this aerial journey, explore the sprawling nation from a whole new perspective. See how nature has served as both an enemy and an ally, and meet people who have built lives in the unlikeliest of places, from steep river valleys to harsh desert landscapes. It's a coast-to-coast tour of a vast and varied nation, where ancient customs continue to shape the landscape and the people.

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