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Launched on February 6, 2012, CGTN America is the American production and broadcast arm of the channel. The broadcast center employs nearly 160 people. It also services all Chinese language channels with US news coverage.

Programming originates from Washington, New York, and Los Angeles.

CGTN America focuses on in depth coverage of developments in both North and South America. It fields a dozen correspondents in Central and South America; more than any other English language network. Its talk programming attracts distinguished guests to speak on global issues from the world of politics, business, and entertainment.

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July 2, 2015

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April 28, 2014

Australian PM: Underwater Search for MH370 to be Expanded

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has held a press conference together with Angus Houston, the head of the Joint Agency Coordination Centre. They announced that the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet will be expanded to include a massive swath of the ocean floor […] Read More...
April 28, 2014

Football Championship by Slum Dwellers to Protest FIFA Evictions

With less than two months before the FIFA World Cup kicks off, many of Rio de Janeiro’s poorest citizens are staging an alternative tournament. The “People’s Cup” is a football championship organized to protest the government’s forced evictions of slum dwellers to clean up neighborhoods […] Read More...
April 27, 2014

South Africa Celebrates 20 Years of Democracy

South African president Jacob Zuma says the country has made great strides – 20 years to the day since its first fully democratic elections. Thousands of people spent the day at the Union Buildings to celebrate what’s officially known as Freedom Day – and in […] Read More...
April 26, 2014

President Obama Visits Malaysia

The president has a full agenda for his two day visit that will include a bilateral meeting with Malaysia’s prime minister and a town-hall style meeting with young people from across Southeast Asia. CCTV’s Rian Maelzer reports from Kuala Lumpur.  Related Read More...
April 26, 2014

International Observers Captured by Pro-Russian Rebels

Fears are growing for a team of international observers captured by pro-Russian rebels. The militants declared Saturday the group would only be freed in exchange for the release of prisoners held in Kiev. Moscow says it will do all it can to help with the release. But Kiev […] Read More...
April 26, 2014

Gold-Rush in Northern Thailand

There’s a gold-rush going on in the hills of northern Thailand! And villagers are scouring a river, hoping to cash in. CCTV’s Martin Lowe joined the hopefuls and filed this report. Related Read More...
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