Biden: The First 100 Days

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Episode 1: Biden’s actions on climate change in his first 100 days in office

U.S. President Biden has pledged to cut carbon emissions by as much as 52 percent by 2030.

CGTN’s Ediz Tiyansan takes a look at Biden’s actions on climate change in his first 100 days in office, and his next big push on infrastructure.



Episode 2: Cuba calls on White House to end Trump-era embargo policies

Since the moment President Joe Biden was elected, Cubans have harbored hopes about an improvement of bilateral ties between the U.S. and the Caribbean island, but Washington has so far not yet met the expectations of many in Cuba. 

CGTN’s Luis Chirino reports.



Episode 3: Immigration policy under scrutiny

Upon taking office, U.S. President Joe Biden promised to dismantle many immigration policies under the previous administration of Donald Trump. During his first few days in office, Biden started to make good on that promise – introducing a massive immigration package and signing several executive orders to reverse Trump’s anti-immigration policies. 

CGTN Correspondent Franc Contreras explains the many complex factors the new administration is taking into consideration as it attempts to remake the troubled U.S. immigration system.



Episode 4: What does Biden’s foreign policy mean for the world?

“America is back” – that’s been U.S. President Joe Biden’s mantra after four years of tense diplomatic relations under the Trump administration. 

But, as his first 100 days reveal, repairing relationships around the world doesn’t happen overnight. 

CGTN’s Giles Gibson reports from Washington.



Episode 5: The administration struggles with Congressional gridlock

As a candidate, U.S. President Joe Biden promised to reach across the aisle and work with Republicans in Congress. However, the only major piece of legislation passed in his first 100 days was pushed through with zero GOP support.

CGTN’s Giles Gibson reports.



Episode 6: China-U.S. relations in the new administration

It’s been 100 days of confrontation- fiery talks between Washington and Beijing in Anchorage after the Biden administration imposed yet more sanctions on China over Xinjiang and Hong Kong.

But there’s also been cooperation on the biggest threat to the planet: climate change.

First a successful visit to Shanghai by the U.S. Presidential envoy for Climate John Kerry then Chinese President Xi Jinping the first foreign leader to address last week’s Climate Summit organized by the White House.

CGTN’s Nathan King reports.



Episode 7: A scorecard of the Biden administration

Thursday marks 100 days since Joe Biden assumed the U.S. presidency.

That benchmark is traditionally used to take stock of what a president has accomplished so far, and what lies ahead. CGTN’s Gerald Tan reports.



Episode 8: The first 100 days: Race relations

U.S. President Joe Biden has signed several executive orders on racial equity and civil rights within his first 100 days in the Oval Office. What work still needs to be done?



Episode 9: Biden’s First 100 Days: First responses to Biden’s speech to Congress

In a speech before a joint session of Congress, U.S. President Joe Biden laid out a “to do” list that included massive government spending on things like infrastructure and education. But Republicans are balking at the price tag.  CGTN’s Jim Spellman reports.



Episode 10: U.S.-Mexico relations in the new administration

As U.S. President ​Joe Biden completes his first 100 days in office, it has been a bumpy ride for relations with the U.S.’s southern neighbor. Take a look at how Biden has managed one of the country’s most important international relationships.