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May 29, 2023

Argentina’s Economy Minister visits China

Argentina’s Economy Minister Sergio Massa travels to China on Monday, May 29. Argentina formally joined the Belt and Road Initiative in 2022, Massa is looking to work out details on financial cooperation between the two countries. Watch for more.

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May 28, 2023

Washington, D.C. Chinatown center hosts fun cultural event

  On Saturday, Chinese culture took center stage at the second “Touch of China” event in Washington D.C.’s Chinatown. The Chinatown Community Cultural Center hosted 50 lucky youngsters for a workshop in making traditional Chinese clay sculptures. CGTN’s Omar Elwafaii has more.

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May 11, 2023

End of U.S. COVID-19 emergency

The United States will end its COVID-19 public health emergency as well as the vaccine mandate for federal employees after Thursday, May 11. The move comes days after the World Health Organization issued an end to its global public health emergency. Take a look.

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May 11, 2023

Can China mediate peace between Russia and Ukraine?

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang, during a visit to Berlin on May 9, said China is maintaining open lines of communication with all parties involved in the Ukraine-Russia conflict in pursuit of a ceasefire. Earlier in the week, former U.S. Secretary of […]

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May 5, 2023

Tale of two cities: Population opinions in Delhi and Beijing

Sister cities Beijing and Delhi are both coming to terms with changes in their population status. A UN report projected that India’s population matched, then surpassed China’s at the end of April 2023. Reaction in both cities towards the shift has been varied. So how […]

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May 3, 2023

America’s debt crisis and its potential impact

The U.S. Treasury Department said on May 1 that the U.S. could run out of money by June 1. If no action is taken by Congress to raise the debt limit, the U.S. government would be unable to pay its bills at that time. What […]

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May 1, 2023

CGTN America releases street opinion production “China Views”

  CGTN America releases “China Views,” presenting informative and entertaining “people on the street” interviews to global social media audiences. China is working to achieve modernization for over 1.4 billion people by 2035. It promotes common prosperity and all-round development from cultural advancement to global […]

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April 20, 2023

Yemen’s deadly stampede highlights humanitarian crisis

A stampede at a financial aid distribution event in Yemen’s capital Sanaa on April 20 killed at least 78 people and wounded another 73, according to Houthi officials. The tragedy highlights the dire humanitarian situation in a country dealing with a long-running war. At least […]

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April 14, 2023

The race to launch a central bank digital currency

There has been a lot of chatter around central bank digital currencies (CBDC) and cryptocurrencies. What is the difference between them and why are countries racing to launch their CBDCs? A central bank’s digital currency is the digital form of a country’s accepted currency. Cryptocurrency, […]

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April 12, 2023

Have we closed the gender gap?

Despite significant strides toward gender equality, the International Monetary Fund says labor markets around the world continue to be divided along gender lines. Female participation in the labor force is lower than male participation. There are legal barriers in place in certain countries that continue […]

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March 29, 2023

What mass shooters have in common, and what they don’t

While some conservative pundits say there’s a rise in transgender mass shooters, data from the Gun Violence Archive show that transgender shooters are far less likely to commit such crimes compared to cisgender shooters. We also looked at data from the Violence Project that found actual commonalities among mass shooters.

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March 27, 2023

Female mass shooter kills six people in Nashville school

Another mass shooting takes place in the U.S., this time at a Nashville school. At least three children and three adults were killed on March 27. The female shooter was killed by police. She was armed with a pistol and at least two semi-automatic rifles, […]

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March 16, 2023

Why all the drama about TikTok?

The Biden administration is demanding that the Chinese owners of TikTok either divest their stakes in the app or face a potential ban in the U.S., the company told Reuters on March 15. The move adds drama to tensions that have been brewing for years. […]

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March 15, 2023

Are banking fears spreading to Europe?

Stocks have tumbled again on March 15, in both the U.S. and Europe, as fears mounted regarding the strength of the banking industry. The globally connected bank Credit Suisse has been fighting problems for years. On March 15, its shares fell by more than 25% […]

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March 14, 2023

FBI: Hate crimes in the U.S. jumped again in 2021

The U.S. continues with another alarming rise in hate crimes in 2021, according to a report released by the FBI on Monday March 13. The new data is the most comprehensive yet, it marks a 12% rise in hate crimes, which contradicts an earlier report that did not include several of the country’s largest cities.

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March 13, 2023

How safe is the U.S. banking system?

On March 10, the 16th largest bank in the U.S., Silicon Valley Bank, collapsed and was shut down by regulators. On March 12, Signature Bank followed suit. The emergency measures caused a plunge in bank stocks around the world. What is happening to the U.S. […]

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March 3, 2023

From friends to foes: Why are Israel and Iran arch enemies?

Iran once vowed to wipe Israel off the “face of the earth” and said that the Holocaust was a “myth.” Israel has periodically attacked Iran in an attempt to halt its threatening nuclear capabilities. It might come as a surprise to know that these two warring […]

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March 2, 2023

Afghanistan’s addiction crisis

Drug addiction has been a problem in Afghanistan for years. The country is considered the world’s largest producer of opium and heroin. Decades of war and persistent poverty have fueled ranks of addicts in the country, impacting all parts of society.

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February 13, 2023

Yelp combats Asian hate reviews

Hate incidents against Asian Americans have continued to rise in recent years, and hate also appears on social media platforms. Yelp’s 2022 Trust and Safety Report shows it removed more than 2,000 racist reviews, including 475 that targeted Asian businesses.

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February 13, 2023

Mexico is enforcing strict smoking bans

Mexico now has one of the world’s most stringent anti-smoking laws. With heavy fines for smoking in public places, the public is now looking at how it will be enforced. CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock has more.

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February 13, 2023

Mexico sent rescue dogs to Turkiye

As the search efforts continue in Turkiye and Syria following the deadly earthquakes, Mexico has sent the country’s top earthquake-response team and its search-and-rescue dogs to save lives. Take a look. 

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February 6, 2023

Deadly earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria

Massive earthquakes destroyed parts of Türkiye and Syria on Monday, killing more than 3,500 people and injuring over 15,000. Many are still trapped under piles of rubble in severe winter weather. Check out the latest with CGTN’s Gerald Tan.

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February 6, 2023

Peruvians protested again to demand forward elections

Thousands of Peruvians gathered once again on Saturday in Peru’s capital Lima after congress rejected for a third time a motion to bring forward elections. Peru is undergoing a political crisis with continuous demonstrations since December 7. CGTN’s Dan Collyns has more.

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February 6, 2023

The international responses to the deadly earthquakes in Turkiye

Several earthquakes, the largest measuring magnitude 7.8, have killed more than 2500 people in Turkiye near the border with Syria. The death toll will likely rise. The international community has offered condolences and help, including China, the UN, NATO, and the U.S.  Check out the […]

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Global Action Initiative 2022
December 14, 2022

Global Action Initiative 2022

Global Action Initiative, now in its third year is dedicated to addressing the world’s most pressing issues through mutual understanding, showcasing positive outcomes, and offering possible solutions to help all people achieve sustainable global change.

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November 23, 2022

Latinos – the most sought after voters for elections to come?

Both of these statements are true: An overwhelmingly majority – nearly two-thirds — of Latino voters supported Democratic candidates in the 2022 midterms, exit polls showed. Latino support for Democrats in 2022 fell 9 points overall compared to the 2018 midterms, and specifically fell 21 […]

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November 16, 2022

How to survive a crowd crush

The scenes from the Halloween crowd crush that killed more than 150 people in Seoul on Oct. 29 are gut-wrenching. As investigators continue to fault for an inadequate response, the reality is that any time large numbers of people gather in a confined space, there […]

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November 16, 2022

Chinese cuisine thrives in Peru

The first Chinese immigrants arrived in Peru more than 170 years ago. The long history between China and Peru is being celebrated in the 21st century as the Chinese community attracts more people with the help of tasty food.

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October 27, 2022

Voters divided in 2022 U.S. midterm elections

Democrats and Republicans in the United States are gearing up for the 2022 midterm elections on November 8. How the voting turns out could lead to a shift of power in the U.S. Congress. A recent survey by the Pew Research Center showed that voters […]

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October 14, 2022

Inflation rate remains high in the U.S.

The latest inflation figures showed September’s price rises were up more than eight percent on an annual basis. The U.S. central bank is expected to continue inflicting what it calls financial pain on households and businesses. #inflation #CPI #economy #USA #FederalReserve

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