Digital Originals

July 14, 2022

June inflation data shows a new surge in prices

U.S. President Joe Biden insists the June inflation data showing another surge in prices over the past month doesn’t reflect declining gasoline prices. Inflation is at a 40-year high and heading towards double digits. Owen Fairclough reports on price rises hitting just about every aspect […]

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July 13, 2022

Bolivia Electric Vehicles to tackle air pollution

By any standard, Bolivia’s city of Cochabamba ​is polluted. It has the dirtiest air in the country – and ranks among the most polluted ​cities in all of Latin America. So a transition away from fossil fuels there cannot come too soon. ​CGTN’s Monica Machicao […]

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July 13, 2022

The science behind cell-based meat gene editing

With brands like Impossible Foods and Beyond Burger, the global plant-based food market is forecast to be worth 79 billion dollars by 2028, but there’s another type of unconventional meat that could factor into the equation. It’s called cultivated meat. Mark Niu takes us to […]

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June 28, 2022

What are the pieces that play into America’s obsession with guns?

While the mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde, Texas have rocked the U.S., many are concerned about America’s ongoing obsession with guns. Professor Benjamin Dowd-Arrow, who studied public health and guns, discusses America’s gun obsessions and what feeds into them. He explains what factors over […]

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Armed in America
June 5, 2022

Armed in America

In our Armed in America series, CGTN’s Owen Fairclough explores the facets on U.S. gun culture and policy.

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April 15, 2022

Sculpting stone is a way of life in Escolásticas

In the Mexican town of Escolásticas about 300 people dedicate their lives to transforming colorful sedimentary stones, Cantera,into pieces of art. The sculptures freeze time, and provide a livelihood in a region besieged by widespread unemployment and migration.

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March 9, 2022

Women-led startups in Colorado

More women have started their own business in male-dominant fields amid the pandemic. Businesswomen in Colorado, the top U.S. state for women-led startups in 2021, shared their insights.

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February 21, 2022

Mexico is developing cryptocurrency

Mexico is developing its own digital currency. On social media, the Mexican government announced that Mexico’s central bank will have its digital currency by 2024. 

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December 24, 2021

Tso’l Food in LA – Water Boiled Beef

Sichuan cuisine is taking the U.S. by storm! And it’s raining peppercorns in this episode of Tso’l Food, where a dish so dramatic in presentation and personality takes center stage. Watch CGTN’s Gerald Tan on Tso’l Food – an American journey through the Chinese kitchen, […]

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December 14, 2021

Climate Talk: Connecting the dots through climate communication

2021 has been a year with strong momentum for climate pledges, culminating at the COP26 Glasgow meeting.  How was the meeting in the opinion of participants? How has the progress been for global climate action?  In this episode, Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz, director of Yale program […]

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December 8, 2021

NYC’s segregated public school systems

New York City has one of the most segregated public school systems in the country.  The vast gap between rich and poor, and often different races, is reflected in classrooms from the most neglected to the best-funded.   We look at how a system that was […]

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November 7, 2021

Global food prices are at highest level in 45 years

Around the world it’s more expensive than ever to buy basic staples including meat, dairy, cereals, oils, and sugar. When adjusting for inflation, food prices are more expensive now than in the last 45 years, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s Food Price […]

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November 2, 2021

Why is the Virginia governor’s race so important?

Six million voters in the U.S. state of Virginia are eligible to cast their ballot for a new governor by Nov. 2. While that’s only a small percentage of U.S. voters, political watchers are closely watching every aspect of the election. Here’s why.

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October 6, 2021

Can context resolve Cancel Culture?

Cancel Culture has been around for much longer than the Black Lives Matter movement.But George Floyd’s murder and the worldwide reckoning over racial injustice it sparked accelerated the “cancellation” of divisive symbols. And yet can these divisions be reconciled with enough context?

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September 18, 2021

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival

With the Mid-Autumn festival fast approaching, here is a collection of not-so-traditional mooncake varieties, in case anyone is feeling like getting creative in the kitchen. The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Mooncake Festival, celebrates family reunion and expresses a spirit of gratitude.

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September 8, 2021

The Taliban and Sharia

The Taliban say they will follow principles under Sharia law. What does that mean?  We spoke with Adnan Zulfiqar, Assistant Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School, about the law what it entails for Afghanistan’s future. “Sharia is God’s law that exists. So within the […]

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August 30, 2021

How India can stop its rape crisis

The brutal gang rape and alleged murder of a nine-year-old girl in Delhi in August is just one of the latest of numerous cases of rape in India. We talked to expert Shruti Kapoor, the founder of the nonprofit Sayfty, about what needs to be done to end India’s rape crisis.

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August 30, 2021

Back to school and the COVID vaccine debate

U.S children began a new school term on Monday facing the prospect of requiring a COVID-19 vaccine to remain in class.  As demands for mask mandates have led to teachers being assaulted, authorities now want to go a step further to try to stem the […]

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