This half hour video program features two case studies about the Chang Jiang River valley: Shanghai: Head of the Dragon and Sijia: Small Town, Big Change. The first case study examines Shanghai, China's most populous city. Shanghai is experiencing unprecedented growth since the central government gave its approval and support to an open city policy. The second case study profiles Sijia, a small village that experienced rapid growth when a blue jeans garment factory located there. This rural township enterprise has given villagers year-round employment with steady wages and an increasing standard of living.