• Brand Documentary Producer
  • Documentary Format Developer
  • Visual Communication Pioneer
  • DOClabs Beijing is a top documentary production company in China, with over 20 years of professional experience in the industry. Led by Mr. Chen Xiaoqing, chief director of famous documentary series A Bite of China I & II, the passionate team plans to probe deeper into fields include food, society, and natural history.

    NEW PROJECTS
    Once Upon A Bite

    Once Upon A Bite is a documentary program that will lead you through a mouthwatering trip in China and all over the world. The series explore unique Chinese food from a global perspective, and probe into the evolution of Chinese cuisine over a historical backdrop. Sampling from a vast variety of food, the program depicts unique delicacies and touching life stories of people in China. With this exclusive map of Chinese food, you will hold the key to understanding China. On its release in October 2018, the program gained 930 million views online in China.

    WORKS
    • A Bite of China

      A Bite of China defined the world of documentary of food in China. It took the world by storm and is

      A Bite of China defined the world of documentary of food in China. It took the world by storm and is still the most successful food program in Chinese history. The program uses new techniques and narrative styles to present the diverse delicacies and lifestyles of China.
    • A Bite of China II

      You are what you eat. A Bite of China II has continued the creative style and topic of the firs

      You are what you eat. A Bite of China II has continued the creative style and topic of the first season, exploring the relationship between Chinese people and food through life stories.
    • China in A Century

      Dedicated to the establishment of a Chinese visual history archive, the documentary has collected an...

      Dedicated to the establishment of a Chinese visual history archive, the documentary has collected an unprecedented amount of never-exposed historical footage. Reflecting the history of the modernization of China in the twentieth century, it is the most thorough documentary series that records the history of China in the past 100 years.
    • Silhouette of An Era

      This 900 minutes full-length documentary retells the memories of World War II on Chinese territory b...

      This 900 minutes full-length documentary retells the memories of World War II on Chinese territory between 1931 and 1945. The program used the then-innovative chronological storytelling method. It was a breakthrough in the narrative style of historical documentaries in China. Audiences commented that the series give them a full picture of what happened 60 years ago, and were able to experience the swaying ups and downs of China during the stormy years.
    • Forest China

      Broadcasted in 2007, the program was a joint collaboration among China Central Television, the State...

      Broadcasted in 2007, the program was a joint collaboration among China Central Television, the State Forestry Administration, and the Ministry of Finance. It was China's first full-length natural history program. With four years' fimling and produciton, Forest China, illustrated the harmonious lives among people, animals and forest.
    • 72 hours · China

      Introducing NHK's ten-year No.1 program rated among audience, the Chinese version of 72 Hours fe...

      Introducing NHK's ten-year No.1 program rated among audience, the Chinese version of 72 Hours features everyday life of ordinary people in a fast-changing society. Through 72 hours consecutive filming at a fixed location, the crew interviews people in and around the place, trying to preserve 13 unique moments of China in 2018. In the era of great social change, the program depicts the glimmer of humanity, and records the story of ordinary people at the crossroads of society.
    • A Bite of China

      A Bite of China defined the world of documentary of food in China. It took the world by storm and is

      A Bite of China defined the world of documentary of food in China. It took the world by storm and is still the most successful food program in Chinese history. The program uses new techniques and narrative styles to present the diverse delicacies and lifestyles of China.
    • A Bite of China II

      You are what you eat. A Bite of China II has continued the creative style and topic of the firs

      You are what you eat. A Bite of China II has continued the creative style and topic of the first season, exploring the relationship between Chinese people and food through life stories.
    • A Bite of China: Celebrating the Chinese New Year

      Through the stories of new-year food on the land of China, the film presents the cultural traditions

      Through the stories of new-year food on the land of China, the film presents the cultural traditions of the East. The film preserves an ethnic life history and tradtional culture with vivid visual language, bringing viewers to re-live the customs of the old days.
    • A Bite of Shunde

      There is a saying in China, “Great food from Guangzhou, great chefs from Fengcheng.” Fengcheng is to...

      There is a saying in China, “Great food from Guangzhou, great chefs from Fengcheng.” Fengcheng is today’s Shunde. This three-episode documentary exhibited the culinary landscape of Shunde, Guangdong, and  explores in-depth the hidden treasures of this gourmet city. Through stories of the long tradition on the Pearl River Delta, the series show the deep roots and power of Shunde cuisine. This documentary program has aired in dozens of countries, including the United States, South Korea, Singapore, etc.
    • Flavorful Origins: Chaoshan

      Diverse geographic features in China bring in abundant food ingredients. Taste and texture of one si...

      Diverse geographic features in China bring in abundant food ingredients. Taste and texture of one single ingredient may change drastically across the country. “You are what you eat.” In China, what people eat and how they cook their meals vary greatly from place to place. Documentary series Flavorful Origins will adventure into different parts of China and uncover unique local treats.Flavorful Origins Chaoshan is the first season of the program, and will explore one hidden ingredient local to the region that is famous among gourmets in each episode. Chaozhou-Shantou cuisine bears distinctive palates that embody the history of migration and settlement of the people, and serves as a convenient tool for understanding local culture.
    • China in A Century

      Dedicated to the establishment of a Chinese visual history archive, the documentary has collected an...

      Dedicated to the establishment of a Chinese visual history archive, the documentary has collected an unprecedented amount of never-exposed historical footage. Reflecting the history of the modernization of China in the twentieth century, it is the most thorough documentary series that records the history of China in the past 100 years.
    • Silhouette of An Era

      This 900 minutes full-length documentary retells the memories of World War II on Chinese territory b...

      This 900 minutes full-length documentary retells the memories of World War II on Chinese territory between 1931 and 1945. The program used the then-innovative chronological storytelling method. It was a breakthrough in the narrative style of historical documentaries in China. Audiences commented that the series give them a full picture of what happened 60 years ago, and were able to experience the swaying ups and downs of China during the stormy years.
    • History Beyond We Thought

      History Beyond We Thought uses creative narrative to capture the details of life in history, and dep...

      History Beyond We Thought uses creative narrative to capture the details of life in history, and depicts life in Qianlong era. From the real life and character of Empress Ruyi, to what the Emperors ate in Qing Dynasty, and even what did cat-lovers look like in the Forbidden City, the program includes sharp and amusing pieces of historic stories.
    • 72 hours · China

      Introducing NHK's ten-year No.1 program rated among audience, the Chinese version of 72 Hours fe...

      Introducing NHK's ten-year No.1 program rated among audience, the Chinese version of 72 Hours features everyday life of ordinary people in a fast-changing society. Through 72 hours consecutive filming at a fixed location, the crew interviews people in and around the place, trying to preserve 13 unique moments of China in 2018. In the era of great social change, the program depicts the glimmer of humanity, and records the story of ordinary people at the crossroads of society.
    • Phenomenal 1980

      In the 1980s, China was on the edge of open up. The country's productivity and the power of huma...

      In the 1980s, China was on the edge of open up. The country's productivity and the power of humanity were unleashed, which made it possible for Chinese people to have private lives for the first time. However, the 1980s was also an era of conflict, such as the conflict between China and the West, traditions and the present, individuals and institutions, and so on.
    • 30 Details Around Us

      2008 is the 30th year after China implements the reform and opening up policy. This fifteen-episode ...

      2008 is the 30th year after China implements the reform and opening up policy. This fifteen-episode documentary program depicts the 30-year history through people's lives, such as large-scale farmers' migration into large cities, and the great joy of people upon moving into commercial houses for the first time, etc.
    • Silk Road: The Journey Goes On

      Recording flourishing cultures and economies along the Silk Road, the documentary program uses an in

      Recording flourishing cultures and economies along the Silk Road, the documentary program uses an international narrative to re-approach the journey of our ancestors who traveled along the path.
    • Forest China

      Broadcasted in 2007, the program was a joint collaboration among China Central Television, the State...

      Broadcasted in 2007, the program was a joint collaboration among China Central Television, the State Forestry Administration, and the Ministry of Finance. It was China's first full-length natural history program. With four years' fimling and produciton, Forest China, illustrated the harmonious lives among people, animals and forest.