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December 1, 2023

Brazil partners with China to foster family farming

  New partnerships between China and Brazil are helping to foster family farming in South America’s biggest country.  Among the highlights of this project are the contacts with small farmers associated with Brazil’s Landless Workers’ Movement. 

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December 1, 2023

World reaction to the death of Dr. Henry Kissinger

  Henry Kissinger’s influence around the world is being remembered.  At home, almost always a controversial figure. But abroad, especially in China, the former U.S. Secretary of State is being remembered for his historic ties with China. 

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November 30, 2023

Henry Kissinger’s legacy

Mourning the passing of Henry Kissinger, Chinese President Xi Jinping in a letter to U.S. President Joe Biden called the former diplomat an “old friend” of China. Kissinger met face-to-face with President Xi just a few months ago in July, in Beijing, his last of […]

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November 30, 2023

The U.S. vs China women’s soccer rivalry

To football now, as China’s women’s team gets set to take on the U.S. this weekend in the first of two international matches. It’s the first time the two sides have met in over five years but the fixture has served up some classics. CGTN’s […]

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November 30, 2023

Brazil’s integrated farming

Brazil is bringing an ambitious proposal to the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 28) in Dubai. The idea is to immediately set in motion the recovery of millions of hectares of degraded farmland in Brazil, an alternative for expanding agricultural production that could […]

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November 30, 2023

Venezuela’s new recycling initiative

Recycling is one of the most accessible environmental actions available to everyday citizens. Still, some countries lag behind, like Venezuela, where one environmental group estimates less than 15% of waste is recycled. However, a new initiative aims to change that. The Recyclers Club, a program […]

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November 29, 2023

COP28: How far off is the world from reaching its climate goals?

Delegates from nearly 200 countries are gathering in Dubai this week for the United Nations climate summit, COP28, which begins on November 30. At this year’s meeting, countries are faced with a contentious set of issues amid record heat, droughts and flooding. U.S. Vice President […]

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November 29, 2023

UN Insider

UN Insider is a weekly, half hour show focused on the workings of the United Nations, exploring the many roles of the UN and the impact it has all over the world.

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November 29, 2023

The U.S. climate commitment and COP28

U.S. Congress is facing resistance to climate spending from Republicans. The Biden administration has vowed 1.6 billion dollars for the Green Climate Fund next year, but will Congress be able to agree insteps for tackling climate change?

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November 24, 2023

Cuba turns to aquaponics to solve food shortage

Cubans have been looking at ways to solve Cuba’s food shortage and boost the economy. Two of the city’s entrepreneurs have been doing that with a green food production technology called aquaponics. CGTN’s Luis Chirino reports.  

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November 24, 2023

Fintech expands in Latin America

Financial technology, better known as ‘fintech’, is rapidly expanding in Latin America, as it introduces new ways to bank and conduct transactions. CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock reports from Mexico City.

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November 24, 2023

U.S. consumer spending expected to reach record high

The U.S. is dealing with sky-high interest rates and credit card debt, but even that is not enough to stop Americans from spending money this holiday season. According to the National Retail Federation, Americans are expected to spend a record amount in the months of […]

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November 23, 2023

Los Angeles Auto Show week

Some of the biggest names in the auto industry are revealing their newest models and concept cars at the 2023 Los Angeles Auto Show. The transition to electric vehicles is once again the highlight of this year’s event.

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November 23, 2023

LA Auto Show displays future of car tech

As technology progresses, our cars are getting smarter every day. See how some of the most popular concept vehicles at the Los Angeles Auto Show might shape our lifestyles in the future.

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November 23, 2023

Holiday shopping season begins

U.S. retailers are preparing for the biggest sales period of the year over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. It can be a make-or-break period for retailers who are struggling.

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November 23, 2023

The Mexico-China Expo

Hundreds of Chinese businesses gathered in Mexico in hopes to secure new business deals. See what they had to show off at the Mexico-China Expo.

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November 20, 2023

World Wushu Championships come back to the U.S.

It’s been nearly 30 years since the World Wushu Championships has been held in the in the U.S. Now, the event is wrapping up in Texas and CGTN’s Toni Waterman met with one of the original organizers of the event.

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November 20, 2023

Tso’l Food: Cake Noodles

There’s a common phrase in English — to not judge a book by its cover. The wisdom can be applied to the restaurant world, with humble looking storefronts churning out the most delicious meals. CGTN’s Gerald Tan found out firsthand as he explored Honolulu in […]

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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 18, 2023

Argentina gears up for its presidential election run-off

Anxiety and anticipation are building in Argentina ahead of Sunday’s presidential election. Polls show the choice between Economy Minister Sergio Massa and far-right Libertarian Javier Milei is too close to call. CGTN’s Joel Richards has more from Buenos Aires on the pending matchup between candidates […]

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November 17, 2023

California could be home for future AI advancements

Artificial intelligence emerged as a key topic at APEC 2023 in San Francisco. The U.S. state of California could be the launching ground for AI in the future, as the technology further advances. CGTN’s Karina Mitchell reports.  

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November 17, 2023

China cultivates relationship with Latin America at APEC 2023

A major theme at APEC 2023 is the development and promotion of economic cooperation between the Western Pacific region and Latin American nations along the Pacific coastline. In particular, Chinese officials say the relationship between China and Mexico is getting stronger. CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock reports. 

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November 17, 2023

China and U.S. push for transition to electric vehicles

China and the United States have announced a new climate agreement aimed at enhancing cooperation. An important goal of the pact is to push for a rapid shift to sustainable energy resources and a transition to electric vehicles. CGTN’s Ediz Tiyansan reports from Los Angeles. 

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November 16, 2023

China and California partner on environment

The APEC Leaders’ meeting comes only weeks after California Governor Gavin Newsom traveled to China on a trip that focused on climate action and partnerships between China and the richest state in the U.S. Several agreements were signed between the two sides aimed at strengthening […]

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November 16, 2023

President Xi Jinping’s old friends in Iowa

The APEC Leaders Meeting is taking place in San Francisco.  It’s a city Xi Jinping visited long before he was president, back in 1985.  Most of that trip, however, was spent in Iowa, talking about agriculture and forging personal ties. CGTN’s Dan Williams brings us […]

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November 15, 2023

Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with U.S. President Joe Biden

On November 15 local time, President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Joe Biden held a summit meeting at Filoli Estate, San Francisco. The two heads of state had a candid and in-depth exchange of views on strategic and overarching issues critical to the direction of China-U.S. relations and on major […]

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November 12, 2023

Climate change threatens coral reefs

Coral reefs make up a vast underwater ecosystem — that most of us never see. An estimated one billion people worldwide benefit directly or indirectly from them and they’re at risk from the continuing threats of climate change. But a team of U.S. scientists is […]

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November 12, 2023

San Francisco the host of APEC 2023

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders’ Week is underway. It’s where leaders from around the world gather to discuss trade and economic issues that could dramatically impact global business. CGTN’s Reporter Mark Niu gives us a look at where the event is taking place — the […]

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November 12, 2023

What are fish acoustics?

One of the world’s oldest and largest centers for ocean and earth science research, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego, CA, has researchers attuned to the sounds that fish make underwater. CGTN’s Frances Kuo has more from San Diego. For more, check out […]

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