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November 24, 2021

U.S. food banks see growing demand for their free meals

  As Thanksgiving approaches, many Americans say they’re having trouble putting food on the table. Higher food costs as a result of inflation have made that a particular challenge this year.  Food banks that distribute free meals and groceries are dealing with increased costs as […]

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November 24, 2021

Brazil celebrating Black Awareness Month

  As in many countries, the COVID-I9 pandemic ​in Brazil hit ​its Black population ​much harder than its White citizens.​ Many researchers and activist groups ​say this is yet another reflection of racism and inequality at play. ​And that racial divide is serving as a compelling backdrop – as […]

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November 24, 2021

A night celebrating 50 years of Ping Pong Diplomacy

  The World Table Tennis Championships officially got underway on Tuesday. After the players hung up the paddles for the night – there was a gala commemorating the 50th anniversary of Ping Pong Diplomacy; when a young group of American and Chinese table tennis players […]

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November 24, 2021

EXCLUSIVE: CGTN speaks with Jan Berris

2021 marks the first time the World Table Tennis Championship will be hosted in the United States, and will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ping Pong Diplomacy.  It has been half a century since China invited the U.S. table tennis team for a historic […]

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November 23, 2021

Chile presidential elections head to a second run-off

Chile’s presidential elections are headed for a second round run-off in December after there was no outright winner in Sunday’s first round.  Far-right candidate Jose Antonio Kast took the most votes and he will now face  leftist Gabriel Boric, as Chilean voters break with the […]

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November 23, 2021

China-U.S. mark 50 years of Ping Pong Diplomacy

A historic day in Houston, Texas. At the Table Tennis World Championships, China and U.S. mixed it up a bit in mixed doubles. In a prequel to the big matches, two pairs of players formed of both Chinese and American athletes squared off in what […]

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November 23, 2021

How sports can achieve diplomacy

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Ping Pong Diplomacy – when table tennis broke through the U.S.-China Cold War divide, at a time when high-level diplomacy was just an aspiration.  CGTN’s Toni Waterman takes a look at how sports can be a great icebreaker in culture and politics.

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November 23, 2021

Ping Pong and its social benefits

The best table tennis players in the world are in Houston for the World Championship competition. But even top players had to start somewhere. In New York City, there is a growing effort to get public school kids involved in ping pong. Of course, it […]

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November 22, 2021

Youth and Table Tennis

So much energy!  As the World Table Tennis Championship gets underway in Houston, Texas, we speak with the future of table tennis – the youth.  Hear about their Table Tennis dreams.      

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November 21, 2021

Protests after U.S. teenager acquitted in shooting deaths

  Protests erupted in several cities, after teenager Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges in the shooting deaths of two men at racial justice protests last year. Relatives of the victims are urging the demonstrators to keep fighting, but to do it peacefully.

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November 21, 2021

Revamping Chinatown neighborhoods in NYC

  Earlier this month, Chinatown in Manhattan was awarded a $20 million state grant to help redevelop New York’s oldest Asian American neighborhood.  It’s hoped the work will help attract more visitors to the area, which has been hit by both the economic impact of […]

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November 20, 2021

Venezuelans to vote in regional elections

  Venezuelans go to the polls on Sunday, November 21. This marks the return of the opposition to run in local polls and these elections are being carefully monitored by international observers. 

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November 20, 2021

Polarized presidential elections in Chile

Chileans head to the polls this weekend to vote in what have been described as the most polarized presidential elections in the country’s history. Chile is still processing the protests of 2019 and the country’s political map is set to be redrawn. 

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November 17, 2021

Canadian authorities have rescued hundreds of people stranded by landslides caused by severe torrential rain over the past few days.

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November 17, 2021

Young shoppers buy sustainably

As the U.S. continues to battle the economic impact of COVID-19, supply-chain issues and the growing threat of climate change, an increasing number of Americans are signing up with social media groups that encourage people to give away or share items for free. 

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