Digital Originals

Heat Map: Value of U.S. exports to China
March 27, 2018

Value of U.S. exports to China by individual state

How much does the Chinese market benefit the U.S. economy? View our interactive heat map showing the value of the China’s market to individual states by the sale of goods and services they produce and how many U.S. jobs they support.

March 22, 2018

How the U.S. and Chinese markets need each other

In justifying stiff tariffs levied upon Chinese imports, President Trump and his advisors cite a “$375 billion” trade deficit with the country. But, how these tariffs could affect the economic health of the U.S. involves a lot more than a single number.

March 1, 2018

China’s Two Sessions 2018

In early March, the Chinese government holds its most important two meetings: the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Congress (CPPCC) and the National People’s Congress (NPC). CGTN looks at how these political gatherings work and what their decisions mean for China and the world.

CGTN teaches you how to make Dumplings
February 19, 2018

The essential Chinese New Year dumpling tutorial

Making dumplings is as fun as eating them. The act of making them, known as “wrapping dumplings”, is often a communal event. Join CGTN’s Zhongyi Su and Yufei Ge and friends as they show you how to make these delicious bites.

Super Blue Blood Moon, Golden Gate Bridge
January 31, 2018

Super Blue Blood Moon seen across the world

Different parts of the world caught a glimpse of a total lunar eclipse, and see the so-called ‘super blue blood moon’ on January 31, 2018. The moon appears to look extra large as a result of three unusual events happening: a blue moon, a super moon, and a total eclipse.

January 12, 2018

Global response to Trump’s “s***hole” remarks

Using vulgar language, U.S. President Trump on Thursday questioned why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador, and “s***-hole countries” in Africa – rather than places like Norway. Though he has since denied the language, global response has been swift.

January 12, 2018

Ex-Skinhead explains White Nationalism and Alt-Right Movement

For a few weeks last summer, neo-Nazis, white nationalists and the alt-right took center stage in the United States. Brad Galloway, a reformed white supremacist, speaks about how people fall prey to racist ideology and – more importantly – how to escape the cycles of hate.

Roberto Canessa
December 20, 2017

Survivor Roberto Canessa relives 1972 plane crash in the Andes

On December 21, 1972, two members of a rugby team from Uruguay – who had been walking through the snow-capped Andes mountains in search of civilization – encountered a shepherd. Forty-five years later, survivor Roberto Canessa remembers their agonizing ordeal for “Americas Now.”

CGTN DIGITAL: 2017 in review
December 4, 2017

CGTN DIGITAL: 2017 in review

As 2017 comes to a close, it’s easy to forget many moments that shaped this past year. Politics, war, technology, disasters, sporting triumphs and our ever changing culture – CGTN Digital shares highlights from the year that was.

November 26, 2017

One year after his death Cubans remember Fidel Castro

Thousands of Cubans gathered at the University of Havana on Saturday evening to pay tribute and mark the first anniversary of the death of former leader Fidel Castro. He died, age 90, on November 25, 2016. CGTN’s Michael Voss attended the rally and files this Reporter’s Notebook.

Movie Theater
November 22, 2017

Hollywood reboots and remakes past big box office movies

Movie remakes are big business. Hollywood can’t get enough of bringing the old ones back. Whether it’s totally overhauling (or completely copying the original), it’s a guaranteed way of getting people in movie theaters and generating publicity.