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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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November 11, 2023

Sharp polarization and violence in Latin America

Latin America’s political scene this year has witnessed sharp polarization and violence. From the assassination attempt against Argentinian Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner to the murder of Ecuadorian presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio some experts say political violence is on the rise. In Colombia, one […]

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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

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 9, 2023

Biden’s executive order on AI gets mixed reviews

In October, U.S. President Joe Biden signed his first-ever executive order on artificial intelligence. Experts in the field are giving it mixed reviews with some saying it could go too far while others say it’s not enough. Mark Niu reports from California.

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November 9, 2023

Republican debate round-up

Donald Trump’s rivals met on a debate stage Wednesday night in Miami, Florida, to try to convince Republican voters that they are a better alternative to the former president – to win the U.S. presidency next year. They discussed foreign and domestic issues, and the […]

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November 9, 2023

Democrats celebrate local election results

Democrats are celebrating the results from Tuesday’s local elections in several states across the US. The party won critical state races and ballot initiatives focused on abortion rights, a key driver of voters to the polls. Nathan King reports from Washington.

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November 8, 2023

APEC pushes for female integration in global economy

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, or APEC, trade group has been working for decades to promote the inclusion of women across all sectors of its 21-member economies. At this month’s APEC meeting in San Francisco, the issue is once again on the agenda. CGTN’s John Bartlett […]

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November 8, 2023

APEC security woes

The meeting of APEC, the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, is set to kick off in the U.S. city of San Francisco. The city has had its share of negative press over the past year, battling crime and homelessness. CGTN’s Mark Niu reports.  

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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

Are U.S. attitudes on Israel and Palestinians shifting?

Most Americans remain supportive of the U.S. backing of Israel according to a recent study, despite major pro-Palestinian demonstrations taking place across the country. A month after the start of the conflict are U.S. attitudes on Israel and Palestinians shifting?

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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

California wildfire forces thousands of evacuations

Thousands of residents had to flee Southern California due to wildfires fueled by hot and dry winds. Over 4,000 residents were under mandatory evacuation orders, according to the Cal Fire spokesperson. CGTN’s Ediz Tiyansan has more. For more, check out our exclusive content on CGTN […]

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November 2, 2023

Startups gather in Silicon Valley for AI DevWorld Conference

One of the world’s largest artificial intelligence events for developers is taking place in Silicon Valley.  While AI DevWorld showcases how startups are innovating with AI, it also aims to look for ways that entrepreneurs can help spread the wealth.   CGTN’s Mark Niu has the […]

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November 2, 2023

Trump’s family members testify in his civil fraud trial

Donald Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. took the witness stand on Thursday, Nov. 2, for a second day of testimony regarding the family company’s financial statements that a judge ruled were fraudulently inflated.  Three other family members are set to testify in Trump’s civil fraud […]

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November 2, 2023

Bolivia cuts ties with Israel

Bolivia is the first Latin American country to break relations with Israel as a result of its bombardment of Gaza they said is aimed at Hamas.  But other countries in the region are also making clear their support for Palestinians.  Monica Machicao has more from […]

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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 30, 2023

Who is the new U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson?

  The U.S. has a new Speaker of the House of Representatives. His name is Mike Johnson, second in line to become president after the vice president. He’s the 56th person to hold that position. It took several weeks for the majority Republicans in the […]

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October 30, 2023

Is inflation affecting U.S. Halloween industry?

  Despite all the doom and gloom economically that could put a damper on Halloween, people are still celebrating the season but on a budget. According to research, rising inflation is affecting consumers’ costume choices for this annual event that’s filled with “thrills, chills, and spills.” 

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October 30, 2023

Toxic algae blooms threaten water ecosystems in the U.S.

  Harmful algae blooms are popping up across the United States more frequently than ever before. Over the past summer, scores of dolphins and sea lions were killed in Southern California and thousands of residents have had their water resources tainted by the toxic organisms. Researchers have […]

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October 30, 2023

Should the U.S. abandon interventionist policies?

  The U.S. response to the Hamas attack on Israel has been swift and strident. It includes billions of dollars in extra financial aid for Israel, backed up by the deployment of military support. But all this clashes with a growing isolationist impulse among some […]

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Maine mass shooting leaves community in shock
October 29, 2023

Maine mass shooting leaves community in shock

The healing process is beginning for residents of Lewiston, Maine. The city is recovering from a mass shooting that led to a huge manhunt for the suspect, Army Reservist Robert Card. CGTN’s Dan Williams reports.

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Acapulco struggles to rebuild after devastating Hurricane Otis
October 29, 2023

Acapulco struggles to rebuild after devastating Hurricane Otis

Following the devastating hurricane that hit Mexico’s Pacific Coast last week, the beach resort of Acapulco is busy picking up the pieces. With the local economy dependent on tourism, the work being done is essential for the city’s future. CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock reports.

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Mexico's Pacific Coast cleans up after Hurricane Otis
October 28, 2023

Mexico’s Pacific Coast cleans up after Hurricane Otis

As the Mexican resort city of Acapulco picks up the pieces following Hurricane Otis, scientists are looking at how the devastating Category 5 storm developed so quickly. As CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock reports, there are concerns it sets a worrying precedent for the future amid a […]

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Historic hurricane Otis strikes Mexico’s Pacific Coast
October 26, 2023

Historic hurricane Otis strikes Mexico’s Pacific Coast

Officials in Mexico have confirmed 27 deaths from the historic hurricane that pummeled its Pacific Coast on Wednesday. Four people are also missing. Hurricane Otis made landfall near the resort town of Acapulco as a Category 5 storm and the strongest ever to hit this […]

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China and Cuba strengthen cooperation in education
October 26, 2023

China and Cuba strengthen cooperation in education

Chinese officials said this week that China is ready to work with Cuba to deepen high-quality cooperation when it comes to the Belt and Road Initiative. The two sides say they want to strengthen economic and trade relations as well as education. CGTN’s Luis Chirino […]

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Global environmental issues increase climate anxiety
October 26, 2023

Global environmental issues increase climate anxiety

A group of international scientists is warning that climate change is pushing Earth’s systems into “dangerous instability.” It’s the kind of news that’s causing many residents of our planet to feel unstable themselves and depressed at times. In fact, psychologists report environmental anxiety and distress […]

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