World Today

October 25, 2022

The future of robots in the workplace

  There have always been fears of robots taking over human jobs. However, some of that anxiety dissipated during the COVID pandemic, as businesses found themselves understaffed and in need of help. How did robotic technology advance during the pandemic? CGTN’s Mark Niu went to […]

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October 25, 2022

Women’s healthcare access role in New Hampshire’s midterms

  New Hampshire’s midterms are a microcosm of a clash of ideals being seen across the U.S. Women’s access to healthcare, including the right to abortion, which is a top campaign item for some representatives and voters. Since the U.S. Supreme Court withdrew the constitutional […]

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October 24, 2022

Lack of affordable housing among key topics in Florida elections

The midterm elections are approaching for the densely populated state of Florida and among the key topics for the governor race is the absence of affordable housing, which has left many homeless. With inflation running rampant across the U.S., the housing rental market has caused […]

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October 24, 2022

Covid-19 sets students back academically

The Covid-19 pandemic caused significant damage to the U.S. economy, but it also had a major impact on the educational sector, the U.S. Department of Education revealed.  According to a Department of Education survey of how 4th and 8th grade students in the US are faring, reading […]

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October 24, 2022

Mexican President seeks to extend military use as public security

Mexico’s President Andreas Manuel-Obrador is seeking approval from the country’s congressional bodies to extend the use of the nation’s military as a public security force until 2028, which he believes will help in the fight against organized crime groups.  While the Mexican President believes this […]

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October 23, 2022

Venezuelan university trains next generation of professional gamers

  Video game competitions are big business around the world, and many countries including Venezuela are eager to tap into the lucrative industry.  One university in Caracas has now launched a first-of-its-kind E-Sports Academy to train the next generation of professional players.  The Andres Bello […]

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October 23, 2022

New Journey: China and the World

  CGTN America presents a special program “New Journey: China and the World” to discuss with several China experts about China’s economy, modernization, battling climate change, sustainability, Chinese global initiatives, and China’s role in an ever-changing world as the country moves forward with the next […]

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October 23, 2022

U.S. researchers develop hurricane-resilient wind turbines

  It’s been a little over three weeks (Sept. 28) since Hurricane Ian struck the U.S. state of Florida, causing death and widespread destruction.  It’s the kind of intense weather event experts say is becoming more common with climate change, ​and the type of weather […]

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October 23, 2022

Highlights from TechCrunch Disrupt 2022

  The TechCrunch Disrupt conference returned to an in-person conference in San Francisco for the first time since the COVID pandemic hit. This year’s event featured some technological innovations in areas not traditionally thought of as being tech.

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October 23, 2022

Haiti: Businesses and schools remain closed amid unrest

  A unanimous vote by the U.N. Security Council Friday – demanding an end to the chaos in Haiti and targeting a notorious gang leader for sanctions. Still unresolved is whether the international community will respond to Haiti’s appeal for military intervention. 

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October 21, 2022

U.S. student debt relief

U.S. President Joe Biden is visiting university students in his home state this Friday after facing down a host of legal challenges to his debt forgiveness program for tens of millions of people.

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October 20, 2022

Breast cancer screenings remain below pre-pandemic level

  When former “Today” show anchor Katie Couric revealed she has breast cancer late last month, the news highlighted a lingering side effect of the pandemic.   Breast cancer screenings and diagnoses remain significantly below 2019 figures after plummeting during the pandemic. Couric says her mammogram was […]

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October 20, 2022

Aluminum recycling in Brazil

  While Brazil recycles a mere 4 percent of its solid waste, the South American giant is leading the way when it comes to aluminum recycling. Last year, it surpassed its own record by collecting and reprocessing nearly 99 percent of its aluminum cans.

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October 18, 2022

Deteriorated U.S.-Saudi relationship opens door for Republicans

For years, Saudi Arabia and the United States were close allies in the Middle East, with the latter serving as the premier arms dealer to the Gulf Kingdom. But since the Kingdom’s surprise announcement detailing how OPEC+ members, including Russia, agreed to cut oil production […]

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At least 7 million Americans suffering long COVID
October 17, 2022

At least 7 million Americans suffering long COVID

The U.S. government estimates between 7 and 23 million Americans currently suffer long-term effects of COVID-19. One million people of them can no longer work. The reality is the extent of the condition is as elusive as its cause. How do people recover from a COVID infection and how has long covid changed over time?

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October 15, 2022

Suriname’s fight against rising sea levels

  It has the smallest coastline in South America, but Suriname is losing its battle with the Atlantic. Around 50 meters, or 160 feet, of shoreline is disappearing every year to rising sea levels.  Despite its small size, the fate of Suriname has global significance. […]

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October 15, 2022

Promoting China International Import Expo to U.S. companies

  Shanghai is set to host the fifth China International Import Expo next month.  A number of promotional events are being held around the world including in Los Angeles, the largest manufacturing hub in the United States.  It’s organized by the Shanghai Foreign Investment Development […]

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October 15, 2022

Home builder Boxabl delivers innovative, affordable houses

With housing suppliers around the world continually having trouble meeting demand, some companies are looking for more efficient and cost-effective ways to build and sell homes. CGTN’s Mark Niu visit​ed one Las Vegas home builder that believes the solution should come wrapped in a box. 

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October 13, 2022

Andes plane crash 50th anniversary

  Would you eat another human to survive? It’s been 50 years since 16 young men survived a plane crash in the Andes and suffered freezing temperatures for over 70 days as they waited for help. The ordeal was brought to wider audiences by the […]

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October 13, 2022

The battle against fake news in Brazil

  Just weeks ahead of the second and final round of its presidential election, Brazil is facing an uphill battle against disinformation. In a deeply divisive campaign, fake news has become a powerful weapon in a country where most voters rely on social media to […]

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October 13, 2022

The Honey Gardens program

  Sustainable development is impossible without protections for an area’s ecosystem and its native plants and animals. And few creatures are as crucial to the planet’s health as bees since most food crops depend on their work as pollinators. All this week, CGTN has been […]

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October 13, 2022

The initiative solving Mexico City’s water shortage

  Mexico’s capital is among global cities deemed at high risk of running out of water in the not-too-distant future. Several factors are at play in Mexico City including climate change and poorly maintained infrastructure. New strategies are needed in the city and CGTN’s Alasdair […]

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October 13, 2022

Real-time engagement conference introduces AR technologies

  Facebook’s parent company Meta released a new hi-end headset, offering virtual and augmented reality capabilities on Tuesday, Oct 11. Meta is just one of many companies carving out space in the virtual worlds known as the Metaverse. Mark Niu introduces us to another company […]

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October 13, 2022

The latest booster shot has an invisibility problem

  A redesigned COVID-19 booster shot that protects against Omicron and its contagious sub-variants was approved in August, but the latest survey conducted by the KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor found half of the American adults have heard little to nothing about it. CGTN’s Ediz Tiyansan […]

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October 12, 2022

Highlights at Meta Connect 2022

Meta, the parent company of Facebook, has unveiled its latest Virtual Reality product the Meta Quest Pro headset. The company also underscored its mission to expand the reach of the metaverse. Learn more.

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October 12, 2022

IMF and World Bank discuss Ukraine’s financial needs

  Ukraine’s President Zelenskyy on Tuesday pleaded for more financial aid from international partners, following escalating Russia missile attacks. Mr. Zelenskyy joined the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. The two institutions estimate the cost of rebuilding Ukraine far outstrips its annual […]

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October 11, 2022

China’s 20th CPC: People to people exchange

Little red shoes: Family reflects on people-to-people friendship with China The relationship between China and U.S. experienced ups and downs, which make people-to-people efforts more precious and important. Here is the story of the MacInnis family, whose three-generation friendship with China is laced by a […]

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October 10, 2022

The future of Colombia and U.S. relations

Colombia has its first left-wing president, Gustavo Petro – a man who has been blunt in his criticisms of the United States. Colombia has long been the strongest U.S. ally in the region.

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International Book Fair kicks off in Mexico
October 9, 2022

International Book Fair kicks off in Mexico

The 22nd Zocalo International Book Fair takes place from October 7 to 16 in Mexico City. More than 460 guests, including writers, musicians, and “visual” artists will focus on this year’s theme: “Latin America at the forefront.”

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