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Introducing FT Features - powerful visual story-telling from a global perspective. Our first two films look at the lives of people from southern Mozambique to Shenzhen, from rural China to Brussels - and analyse the global forces that connect them. FT Features dig beneath the surface, discovering what others miss.


China's economic miracle is under threat from a slowing economy and a dwindling labour force. The FT investigates how the world's most populous country has reached a critical new chapter in its history. Jamil Anderlini narrates.


Filmed in Vietnam and South Africa, the FT’s Alec Russell investigates the multi-billion dollar illegal trade in rare animal parts and reports on the latest efforts to crack the criminal networks that are driving endangered animals to extinction.

Series The End of the Migrant Miracle

China migration: Children of a revolution

Only now is the country examining the social price of children left behind by the mass movement of rural Chinese

China migration: Dying for land

FT series: Urbanisation is leading to violent clashes between developers and farmers amid a fight for control of the land

A trashpicker’s life in a Shanghai ‘hole’

Meet Cao — a migrant who makes a living from the city’s detritus

China migration: Toil and trouble

FT Series – Labour shortages give workers a stronger hand but scepticism about the justice system is widespread

China’s great migration

When China’s 170m rural migrant workers head home for New Year, it is the biggest movement of people on earth. Reunions can be hard

China migration: At the turning point

A shrinking labour force from rural areas is driving huge economic change

Big Game, Big Money: Inside the illegal wildlife trade

Rhino poaching: Inside a brutal trade

In a special FT multimedia report and film, Alec Russell reveals how big money is driving the illegal wildlife trade in Africa and Asia

Illegal trade is the elephant in the room

How would I explain to my children how we let the last of these animals die, writes Prince William