World Today

November 16, 2021

LA enforces one of the strictest vaccination mandates

Los Angeles has joined U.S. cities like New York and San Francisco, by implementing one of the strictest vaccine mandates in the U.S.  New rules there require people to provide proof of full coronavirus vaccination to enter a range of indoor businesses, including restaurants, gyms, museums, movie theaters and […]

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November 13, 2021

Mexico’s efforts to attract visitors from China

  It’s been a tough few years for tourism. But, as more countries ease restrictions, the industry is working hard to attract visitors, new and old alike.  For Mexico, hope lies across the Pacific, specifically China. CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock has more.

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November 13, 2021

Huawei’s 5G smart warehouse in Brazil

  In a warehouse in San Paulo’s countryside, a scene out of a sci-fi film plays out day in, day out. As Brazil begins to roll out 5G, Chinese firm Huawei is already showcasing the technology’s potential at its state-of-the-art warehouse

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November 12, 2021

This is Latin America’s potential “super app”

Finding an untapped market is the dream of many entrepreneurs and one that often ends in disappointment.  But a group of investors is placing a big bet on what they think might have the potential to become a Latin American “super app.” It is a […]

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November 12, 2021

Impact of U.S. travel ban lifting on Chinese travelers

The United States recently opened its doors to international visitors.  The U.S. has eased COVID-19 restrictions for foreign travelers from more than 30 countries, allowing in those who are fully vaccinated and have tested negative for the virus within 72 hours of flying.  CGTN’s Ediz […]

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November 12, 2021

COVID-19: U.S. West remains a major concern

The roller-coaster of COVID-19 cases seems to have hit a plateau in the U.S.  New infections are holding steady at around 70-75,000 a day after dropping sharply several weeks ago.  Meantime, the national death toll remains elevated at more than 1,200 fatalities per day.  The […]

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November 10, 2021

Mexico becomes leader of UN Security Council

Mexico has assumed the rotating presidency of the United Nations Security Council. To mark the occasion, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador addressed the 15-member nations on Tuesday with an anti-poverty plan. CGTN’s Franc Contreras reports.

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NYC climate actions
November 9, 2021

NYC climate actions

Over a billion dollars of flood protection work has begun to protect areas of New York from the impact of climate change. Experts say some global warming changes are now inevitable and New York needs to prepare for rising tides as a sea level city.

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November 8, 2021

Friends and families reunite as U.S. COVID travel ban ends

“Excited, happy, emotional”.  After more than 20 months, fully vaccinated travelers from the UK, Europe, China, India, Brazil and other countries will be allowed to travel to the United States.  CGTN’s Jim Spellman reports from Virginia’s Dulles airport. 

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November 8, 2021

Hike in Brazil’s energy prices


The extended drought in Brazil has been putting pressure on the reservoirs of the country’s hydroelectric plants, leading to a hike in energy prices.  Families and businesses alike are feeling the hit. CGTN’s Paulo Cabral reports. 

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November 8, 2021

U.S. opens Mexico & Canada borders after 20 months of COVID-19 closure

Starting November 8, fully vaccinated COVID-19 visitors can cross the Mexico and Canada borders into the United States for nonessential travel.   Since March last year, travel by visa holders from other nations had been limited to essential travel only.  The lifting of restrictions comes just in time […]

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November 8, 2021

U.S. lawmakers pass major infrastructure bill

However you slice and dice it, this is a major victory for U.S. President Joe Biden.  The House of Representatives passed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill to be spent on America’s crumbling roads, bridges, ports of entry, and improving broadband internet coverage nationwide. CGTN’s John […]

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November 7, 2021

Global food prices are at highest level in 45 years

Around the world it’s more expensive than ever to buy basic staples including meat, dairy, cereals, oils, and sugar. When adjusting for inflation, food prices are more expensive now than in the last 45 years, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s Food Price […]

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Reducing global greenhouse emissions is key issue in Mexico
November 5, 2021

Reducing global greenhouse emissions is key issue in Mexico

A political debate is brewing across Mexico over how to plan for the nation’s future when it comes to energy. The government of former President passed sweeping energy reform measures in 2013. But now, the new president wants a new constitutional reform. Find out more.

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Chinese basketball star joins new U.S. league
November 5, 2021

Chinese basketball star joins new U.S. league

Basketball is a huge sport in both China and the U.S. And while many American players have become popular in China — few Chinese players have scored success in the U.S. CGTN’s Mark Niu introduces us to one — hoping to make the leap.

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November 2, 2021

Why is the Virginia governor’s race so important?

Six million voters in the U.S. state of Virginia are eligible to cast their ballot for a new governor by Nov. 2. While that’s only a small percentage of U.S. voters, political watchers are closely watching every aspect of the election. Here’s why.

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November 1, 2021

Remembering loved ones lost to COVID-19 during Day of the Dead

People across Mexico are commemorating one of that country’s most traditional holidays, Day of the Dead, when people remember their loved ones who have died.  Last year, because of the pandemic, all public celebrations were cancelled.  This year, Mexicans are able to get out of quarantine […]

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November 1, 2021

Cuba’s initiative to create greener spaces

Cuba is sharing its experience and plans to deal with the impact of climate change as the COP-26 conference gets underway in Glasgow.  Climate change has had an impact on Cuba. Coastal erosion, flooding, saline intrusion, drought, and sea-level rise have left communities vulnerable and […]

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November 1, 2021

How will Miami address the surge in violent crimes?

In 2020, the U.S.saw a spike in homicides, and cities like Chicago and Miami are scrambling to protect their people against crime.  In Miami Beach, voters are being asked whether bars and nightclubs on the city’s world-famous strip should be required to stop serving liquor […]

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October 28, 2021

Most Americans worry about worsening climate change

A majority of Americans say the pace of climate change is an important issue and getting worse. Those are among the key findings in new polling released ahead of the United Nations climate meeting in Scotland.  CGTN’s Jim Spellman reports.

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October 28, 2021

Chinatown in Oakland bands together against hate

According to the FBI, anti-Asian hate crimes increased by more than 70 percent in 2020. One of the oldest Chinatowns in America grabbed headlines because of horrific crimes committed in the area. Now locals are helping the area rebound. CGTN’s Mark Niu reports.

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