Digital Originals

Paraguay – the path ahead

From politics to culture, many key parts of society in Paraguay are shifting. Some outcomes can be predicted, but others are very much in flux. To tell these stories, CGTN’s Paulo Cabral and cameraman Alexandre Rampazzo traveled to Paraguay.

Cuba's revolutionary history draws tourists

Cuba’s revolutionary history draws tourists

Granma Province, where Fidel Castro set up his secret headquarters, played a key part in Fidel Castro’s revolution. Today it’s tourists who make the four kilometer hike to see the site for themselves and soak up the history.

Hong Kong's 20 years

Hong Kong’s 20 years

July 1 marks the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s reunification with mainland China after 150 years of British governance. CGTN America takes a look back at the changes taken place, and what they mean to Hong Kong, China – and the world.


What is the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival?

With a history over 2,000 years, the Dragon Boat Festival, also known as Duanwu Festival (端午节), is steeped in tradition and legend. The holiday commemorates Qu Yuan, a Chinese poet and patriot who lived from 340-278 BCE.


Timon of Athens: A review

We are mercurial, unpredictable creatures prone to inconsistencies and hysteria. Sometimes we appear to have everything together but underneath our stolid exterior lies an amorphous blob of anxiety- a mixture of insecurities, ignorance and fear.


Dumb ‘Smart People’: a review

Arena Stage’s ‘Smart People’ isn’t so smart and not that funny either. Unless you’re a fan of stupid television sitcoms, take a rain check and wait for the next season. Here’s the Culture Curmudgeons review.

TRUMP's 100 Days

Trump’s 100 Days

As U.S. President Donald Trump approaches his first 100 days in office, we have an interactive look at the achievements, controversy, and questions that have emerged from his presidency.


A brief history of China’s first astronauts

It’s only been 14 years since China sent its first astronauts to space, but a lot has been accomplished in that short time. Learn more about China’s Shenzhou missions and its brave astronauts pioneering the final frontier.