Global Business

November 19, 2023

China-U.S. trade relations

Before last week’s summit of Asia-Pacific nations, the U.S. and China had been mending diplomatic relations plagued by unresolved trade tensions. But despite their disagreements, the world’s two biggest economies have continued to trade with each other. And yet the prospect of their trade battle […]

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November 18, 2023

APEC’s impact on local businesses

The curtain comes down for the U.S.-hosted APEC Leaders Conference in San Francisco. Peru will host the forum next year. Thousands of delegates, media and business leaders gathered in the Northern California city this week, but for many local businesses, APEC didn’t quite have the […]

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November 18, 2023

Most notable agreements from APEC

As the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation gathering of leaders from 21 economies wraps up, CGTN’s Jim Spellman takes a look at the most significant agreements that came out of the summit, especially between China and the U.S. For more, check out our exclusive content on CGTN […]

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November 14, 2023

Polls tight in Argentina’s presidential election

By this time next week, Argentina should know who its next leader will be. Right now, polls suggest next Sunday’s race for president is too close to call. It pits the ruling party candidate Sergio Massa against a political outsider the firebrand Libertarian Javier Milei. […]

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November 11, 2023

Chile exports 85% of its cherries to China

Chinese online retailer JD.com has now opened a regional office in Santiago to help export cherries and other fresh produce to Asia. The country of Chile is one of China’s largest trading partners in Latin America and was the first to sign a free trade […]

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November 11, 2023

Can AI shape what consumers purchase?

The global shopping event known as Double-Eleven or Singles’ Day is on November 11th. While that’s the main date, sales promotions in China have been happening since the end of October. Like everything else it seems right now, the buzz this year is around artificial […]

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November 11, 2023

APEC 2023 is a new trade deal on the horizon?

As the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit – or APEC – kicks off in San Francisco, the U.S. says it aims to “advance a free, fair and open economic policy agenda.” But one perennial APEC aspiration – a cross-Pacific trade deal – may not rank high […]

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November 10, 2023

Hollywood actors’ strike ends

The 118-day walkout by actors and other performers has ended according to the SAG-AFTRA union, which represents nearly 160-thousand film and television actors, singers voice artists and other media professionals. The new three-year contract worth more than one billion dollars was a cause for celebration […]

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November 10, 2023

History of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum

San Francisco is set to host one of the most important gatherings of global leaders this November. 21 member economies now make up the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum and the bloc has grown in importance since its origins back in 1989, CGTN’s Dan Williams […]

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November 7, 2023

Cuba’s Mariel Development Zone

Cuba’s Mariel Special Development Zone is marking ten years since its inception. CGTN’s Luis Chirino takes a look at the most recent development of the zone and its prospects. 

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November 7, 2023

Open AI Developer Day

The creator behind ChatGPT has announced a new version of the program. See what’s new and how the program is evolving.

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November 3, 2023

Argentina readies for election with economy in crisis

Argentina is just over two weeks away from deciding its next president, with a second round run-off between Economy Minister Sergio Massa and the far-right libertarian Javier Milei. The elections take place against the backdrop of one of the country’s worst economic crises in decades, […]

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November 3, 2023

Peru to assume the rotating leadership of APEC

Peru will assume the year-long rotating leadership of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, or APEC, at the end of November 2023. The South American country – which will preside over the annual meeting of the 21 members next year – is looking at the presidency as […]

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November 1, 2023

What are Red Flag gun laws?

Following a recent mass shooting in Maine and shootings that left dozens injured in several states over the Halloween weekend, Red Flag gun laws are back in the spotlight. But what are they and how do they work?

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October 31, 2023

U.S. facing labor shortage

The U.S. is suffering from a worker shortage. An aging population, childcare access, immigration, and a desire for more quality of life might be to blame.

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October 27, 2023

California’s homeless strategy

Nearly a third of the nation’s entire homeless population is in California. The state has spent billions in attempts to help the thousands of people living on the streets, but have failed to address the growing crisis.

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UAW and Ford reach tentative deal
October 26, 2023

UAW and Ford reach tentative deal

The United Auto Workers union has reached a tentative contract agreement with Ford Motor Company. The four-year deal includes major pay raises for Ford workers. It could pave the way to ending the six-week-long strike against all three of Detroit’s big automakers. CGTN’s Hendrik Sybrandy […]

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Social welfare program celebrates 20 years in Brazil
October 21, 2023

Social welfare program celebrates 20 years in Brazil

On October 20, Brazil marked 20 years since its iconic social welfare program known as Bolsa Familia was created. It pays a cash benefit each month to low-income families that fulfill certain conditions, such as enrolling and keeping their children in school. The government says […]

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October 16, 2023

The lithium triangle

As global demand for lithium explodes, Argentina is looking to capitalize on this raw material with China’s help.

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October 16, 2023

Brazil’s food insecurity

Directors and volunteers of Brazil’s biggest movement against hunger took to the streets in protest of food insecurity across the nation.

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September 14, 2023

The Detroit Auto Show kicks-off

The Detroit Auto Show has kicked off in Detroit, Michigan. Featuring the latest tech in new model cars, the show comes on the heels of a potential autoworkers’ strike.

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Will AI replace journalists now?
September 9, 2023

Will AI replace journalists now?

Some of the latest software using AI can create news articles. Experts agree that AI is far from replacing journalists. There are big advantages and challenges in spreading the news. See more.

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August 24, 2023

U.S. sports betting expected to expand

After the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a ban on sports betting outside of select cities, the activity has grown in dozens of states. Now in the coming months, more states are expected to follow suit.

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August 24, 2023

Cuba’s economic downturn

Cuba’s economy is struggling to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. With skyrocketing inflation and a depreciating currency, many are struggling to get by.

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August 24, 2023

Activists oppose Fukushima nuclear water release

Japan has started releasing treated radioactive wastewater from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea. Regional nations have criticized the choice. It’s also angered environmentalists worldwide, including a group of activists in California.

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August 24, 2023

Wildfires impact Maui’s economy

While the search for victims continues after the wildfires that destroyed Lahaina on the island of Maui, other parts of the island are feeling the fallout. With tourists gone, shops and restaurants are seeing a significant drop in business.

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August 18, 2023

Trump’s Georgia indictment

Former U.S. President Donald Trump and 18 other defenders indicted this week in Georgia, have one week to turn themselves in to authorities. They’re accused of trying to overturn the 2020 election. CGTN’s Sean Callebs explains what this trial could be like.

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