World Today

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?

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October 5, 2021

China – U.S. trade policy

In remarks to a Washington think tank, Ambassador Tai said China is not fully compliant with a Phase One trade agreement signed in January 2020 under the Trump administration.

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October 4, 2021

What are the Pandora Papers?

They are calling the Pandora Papers the “Largest investigation in journalism history”, a treasure trove of documents allegedly showing secret accounts held by more than 300 current and former political leaders from around the world.  The documents have been assembled by a group of more […]

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October 1, 2021

The deforestation crisis threatens Amazon biodiversity

There’s been some reduction in deforestation in July and August of 2020, according to the latest available data, but figures are still much higher than before Brazilian President Bolsonaro took office. It is from the air that the scale of destruction in the Amazon jungle […]

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October 1, 2021

United Nations General Assembly ends

From major pledges on COVID-19 and climate change, to the flaring of long-held international disputes, the 76th United Nations General Assembly high-level week wasn’t short on drama.

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California bars firing of workers for bathroom breaks
September 30, 2021

California bars firing of workers for bathroom breaks

A new California labor law seems to take aim at Amazon – just as the retail giant expands its free overnight shipping. It’s the first law of its kind in the U.S. Labor groups hail the move as a step toward protecting workers’ jobs and well-being. But, as CGTN’s Ediz Tiyansan reports, retailers worry it could be another hit to the supply chain, which has been hit hard by the pandemic.

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September 28, 2021

China’s Sinovac plays a key role in Mexico’s vaccinations

Mexico​’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign is focusing more and more on younger adults, as the country’s third wave appears to be slowing down. ​ China’s Sinovac vaccine ​has played a key role in Mexico’s nationwide efforts — and CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock reports – health authorities continue to […]

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September 28, 2021

Brazil’s rising inflation

Inflation is on the rise in Brazil, touching double digits for the first time since 2016.  A severe drought has affected food and electricity production, weakened the currency and caused price spikes in fuel and food.  Millions of Brazilians are feeling the impact, particularly drivers […]

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September 28, 2021

Is there a relation between wildfire smoke and COVID-19?

New research indicates wildfire smoke may increase risks of contracting COVID-19.  One report by Harvard University’s School of Public Health says thousands of coronavirus infections in the U.S. last year may be attributable to smoke from wildfires, specifically the ‘fine particulate matter’ air pollution that […]

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September 28, 2021

Snake Venom may be a promising COVID-19 treatment

Brazilian researchers are looking into the venom of a South American poisonous snake as a potential treatment against COVID-19.  The research is in its early stages but initial results seem promising. CGTN’s Paulo Cabral reports. 

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U.S. COVID death toll surpasses that of Spanish flu in 1918
September 27, 2021

U.S. COVID death toll surpasses that of Spanish flu in 1918

The number of U.S. COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. has surpassed the number of American deaths in the 1918 influenza pandemic, making it the deadliest pandemic in the country’s history. The majority of recent fatalities have occurred in Texas and Florida, where vaccine hesitancy is relatively high. Find out more.

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September 25, 2021

Residents campaigning to ban new gas station construction

There was a time when residents in California say they didn’t worry about climate change. But wildfires, high temperatures and water shortages have changed the way people think. Some activists on the West Coast have their sights set on stemming another piece of the environmental […]

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September 25, 2021

Argentina to begin reopening borders on Oct. 1

  Last year, Argentina had one of the strictest lockdowns during the pandemic but now the government has announced it will be easing COVID-19 restrictions in the coming weeks.   Latin America’s third largest economy will be opening its borders from October to visitors from neighboring […]

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September 25, 2021

Border patrol agents forcibly turn back Haitian migrants

  When it comes to the immigration – the movement of humans over international borders – photographs and video can and do have an impact on policy making.   CGTN’s Franc Contreras takes a deeper look at the pictures of U.S. Border Patrol agents chasing […]

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September 24, 2021

COVID-19: Getting children vaccinated

These are busy times in hospital pediatric wards across the U.S., at places like Children’s Hospital Colorado where the Delta variant of COVID-19 has made its presence felt.

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September 23, 2021

Mexico lawyer gets injunction to have child vaccinated

With vaccinations advancing across the world, vaccinating children is the next stage of inoculations for many countries. But in Mexico, it took legal action by private citizens to get children their doses. CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock reports.

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September 23, 2021

Venezuelan barbershop thrives by going mobile

Recent years have been tough for Venezuela’s economy, which has been in deep recession since 2013, and like many other countries, was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. But some entrepreneurs are surviving and expanding. Stephen Gibbs reports.

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September 23, 2021

Brazil’s Butantan Institute begins selling COVID-19 vaccine

About a third of Brazil’s COVID-19 vaccine doses have come from Chinese lab Sinovac Biotech and distributed by the Butantan Institute. Now, the São Paulo- based laboratory has started to sell the vaccine directly to other states and may even export doses. Paulo Cabral reports.

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September 22, 2021

President Xi Jinping addresses UNGA

Embrace the true multilateralism of the United Nations, China’s President Xi Jinping urged fellow world leaders gathered here in New York and remotely across the globe. CGTN’s Nathan King reports.

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September 21, 2021

U.S. President Biden’s UNGA address

Joe Biden used his first address as U.S. President to the United Nations General Assembly, to stress his commitment to reestablishing the U.S. at the forefront of international diplomacy.

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