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Chileans celebrate vote win to rewrite country’s constitution
October 26, 2020

Chileans celebrate vote win to rewrite country’s constitution

Nearly 80 percent of eligible voters in Chile voted to approve rewriting the country’s constitution. Ten of thousands of Chileans took to the streets to celebration. The referendum is the result of mass protests which began a year ago that have laid bare widespread dissatisfaction with Chile’s economic system.

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This is what an undecided swing state voter looks like
October 26, 2020

This is what an undecided swing state voter looks like

As a swing state, Pennsylvania supported President Donald Trump four years ago. Is the state still a swing state this year? CGTN’s Sean Callebs spoke to an undecided Pennsylvania resident, a Muslim who immigrated from Pakistan years ago about U.S. immigration policy and 2020 U.S. presidential election.

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Colombian chef revives forgotten native tubers
October 26, 2020

Colombian chef revives forgotten native tubers

Potatoes are pretty basic fare in the world of food or are they? Turns out these tubers exist in many more varieties than you’ve likely ever seen, or eaten. CGTN’s Michelle Begue reports on a Colombian chef, and his mission to put those long-forgotten potatoes back on the table.

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October 24, 2020

How California’s ballot measure Prop. 22 affects rideshare drivers

  In California, an appeals court recently upheld a ruling that Uber and Lyft must reclassify their drivers as employees rather than independent contractors. That would significantly raise costs for ridesharing companies, but also increase benefits for drivers. But ridesharing companies are now pinning their hopes on the […]

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October 24, 2020

U.S. states submit vaccine roll-out plans to government

  As COVID-19 cases climb in many parts of the U.S., work on developing effective vaccines to combat the virus continues. Individual states have now submitted plans to the federal government for how the drugs will be rolled out in their areas when they arrive.

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October 21, 2020

U.S.-Mexico border closure leaves students in limbo

  Among the policies and protocols impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic is U.S. immigration management at its southern border with Mexico.  Since the spring, the asylum process has been essentially shut down and court hearings for pending claims indefinitely suspended with virtually no new asylum […]

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October 21, 2020

IMF’s latest economic outlook for Asia-Pacific region

  The International Monetary Fund says GDP in the Asia -Pacific region will shrink by 2.2 percent in 2020. The coronavirus pandemic hit China, South Korea and Japan hard in its early months but the region has also been praised for its response. 

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October 21, 2020

U.S. citizens living in the border city become more motivated to vote

  The U.S. elections won’t only have an impact in the United States, but also further abroad on economies which depend on the next president’s policies.  Mexico, for instance, is America’s largest trading partner, and in Tijuana, across the border from California, those who are eligible to vote […]

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October 21, 2020

How people deal with addiction to the social media

  Many people are constantly using social media on their phones even during work hours.  It’s an addiction that is by design, according to experts in Netlfix’s Documentary The Social Dilemma.  After watching the documentary, some of them chose to turn off as many app […]

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Global COVID-19 cases top 40 million
October 19, 2020

Global COVID-19 cases top 40 million

Worldwide COVID-19 cases hit a new milestone of more than 40 million on Monday. Public health officials predicted a winter COVID-19 outbreak in the northern hemisphere, it’s spreading faster than previous waves. Here is what you need to know.

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October 14, 2020

Finding the difference between Biden and Trump on China trade

U.S-China relations have hit rock bottom under Donald Trump despite a Phase I trade deal that was supposed to start putting their tariff battles behind them. And it would be easy to think trade relations will radically improve should Joe Biden replace Trump as U.S. […]

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October 7, 2020

Future of U.S.-China technology ecosystem

  The tech industry is closely watching the election to anticipate how the next administration handles the thorny issues involved with the U.S.-China technology ecosystem. The past year has been a rocky one for the sector, especially for Chinese tech companies and investors aiming to […]

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October 7, 2020

Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis puts Pence in rare spotlight

  U.S. Vice President Mike Pence faces off this Wednesday against Kamala Harris, the Democratic Party challenger aiming to replace him.  Just days ago, this vice-presidential debate was something of a sideshow compared to the battle between president Donald Trump and his challenger, Joe Biden.  […]

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Pandemic makes political campaigning difficult in the U.S.
October 4, 2020

Pandemic makes political campaigning difficult in the U.S.

The U.S. presidential election is exactly one-month away. With Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis, however, his campaign says rallies will be virtual or postponed. But, even before he went into quarantine, campaigning during a pandemic was challenging for candidates for all offices. CGTN’S Roee Ruttenberg explains.

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September 28, 2020

Are Florida’s seniors breaking up with Trump?

Senior citizens – people over the age of 65 – make up about 31% of Florida voters and are a critical bloc. In 2016, Trump won this age group by 17%. But things might be changing during the coronavirus pandemic.

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September 19, 2020

Liberal U.S. Supreme Court Justice dead at 87

  Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the most senior liberal justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, has died. She was 87 and had been fighting pancreatic cancer. Chief Justice John Roberts says the nation has lost a jurist of historic stature. Take a look back on her […]

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September 19, 2020

COVID-19 vaccine trial underway in the U.S. state of Colorado

  Two pharmaceutical companies that are among the leaders in the race to develop coronavirus vaccines have released plans for their drug trials.  The moves are aimed at providing more transparency about a vaccine process some worry is being rushed ahead of the upcoming U.S. presidential election.  Part […]

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September 19, 2020

Californian institution continues selling records

  It’s been a difficult time for small business owners during the COVID-19 pandemic and that includes record stores. Some are still in business, despite streaming music dominating 85 percent of the recorded music industry market. Let’s introduce you one special seller in California known simply as The Record Man.

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September 15, 2020

This is the most contested county in all of Texas

Texas in play in the 2020 Presidential Election? Some say yes, though the last time it went Democrat was 1976. We went to Jefferson County, the only Texan county that voted Obama, Obama, Trump in 2008, 2012, 2016. See the state’s most contested county.

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