Digital Originals

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.

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. 

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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?

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.

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 […]

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.

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 […]

August 30, 2021

China’s Great Wall Motors in Brazil

Great Wall Motors has big plans for Brazil. The Chinese carmaker wants to begin production within the next two years. It agreed to buy the plant from Daimler Group and transform the facility to begin production of 100,000 vehicles and create 2000 new jobs each […]

August 30, 2021

How one Chinese bakery survived amid COVID-19

A small Chinese bakery in Chicago has been producing baked goods for four decades through good times and bad.  Even amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the more things change, the more they stay the same for the Chiu Quon bakery.  CGTN’s Dan Williams reports. 

August 27, 2021

Jackson Hole economic symposium goes online

Each August over the past four decades, the world’s central bankers, including members of the U.S. Federal Reserve, gather in the state of Wyoming for an economic symposium.  Monetary policy is typically a prime topic of discussion.  This year’s event will take place online because […]

August 20, 2021

GIST: Biden Saigon

Harrowing images from Afghanistan continue to flood global newscasts and social media.  Many describe the situation as a failure of American involvement.  Some are even drawing the comparison of another chapter in U.S. history – the Vietnam War.  CGTN’s Gerald Tan has the Gist.

June 30, 2021

CPC 100 years: New Endeavors

This week marks the centenary of the founding of China’s Communist Party. CGTN America’s special series called ‘New Endeavors’ showcases the stories of ordinary Chinese people’s lives and their happiness.

June 7, 2021

Project Earth

We tell the stories of confronting the climate crisis, one of the most pressing problems confronting the world.

May 18, 2021

Race in America series

CGTN America looks at how some groups seek to cross those bridges, and illustrates how different minority groups have stood up for each other over the years. 

May 6, 2021

How is laundry contributing to plastic pollution?

  Laundry can spill plastics into the ocean and rivers. How does it happen? With each load of laundry in a washing machine, millions of microfibers come off our clothes. They are tiny strands of plastics, almost invisible to the naked eye.  They mainly come […]