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March 16, 2024

Boeing reports another technical incident

    Turbulent times continue for Boeing with yet another technical incident facing the airplane manufacturer.  Investigators are looking into why a 737 that landed safely in the U.S. state of Oregon was missing an external panel. This is the latest in a string of […]

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March 16, 2024

Haitians struggle to survive

  While international officials work to get a transitional council for Haiti in place in the coming days, the chaos and struggle of everyday life has changed little for Haitians on their home soil.  The latest crisis of the last two weeks is spilling into […]

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March 15, 2024

Transforming Hospitality: Redefining “Single-Use” in Toiletries

While plastic products are a well-known culprit, the wastage of personal care items such as soap bars, shampoo, and conditioner is also a significant issue. However, a Florida-based organization is promoting sustainability by taking up the challenge of addressing wasteful practices in the hospitality sector. […]

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March 14, 2024

Colorado’s biggest snowstorm of the season

Colorado is seeing what may be the U.S. state’s biggest snowstorm of the season. Up to a meter of snow, perhaps more, is expected to fall on Thursday, part of a very active weather day that’s also seeing severe thunderstorms and the threat of tornadoes […]

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March 14, 2024

China says empowering women must be a priority for the world

China’s deputy head of the National Working Committee on Children and Women shared her experience at the UN’s annual meeting focusing on women’s issues. Huang Xiaowei said Beijing has managed to “develop strategies and measures to eliminate gender gaps at all levels of education,” and […]

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March 14, 2024

House passes bill that could lead to U.S. ban of TikTok

U.S. Congressional lawmakers have voted in favor of a bill to ban the popular Chinese-owned social media app, TikTok. The bill’s authors say TikTok poses a national security threat. China says the vote to possibly ban TikTok, “undermines confidence of international investors” and “will eventually […]

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March 13, 2024

Brazil achieves record export sales to China in 2023

In 2023, Brazil achieved a record in exports by selling over $100 billion worth of products to China, constituting nearly one-third of its total global exports for the year. This milestone marks the first instance of Brazil reaching such high sales to a single nation. […]

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March 10, 2024

What to expect from the 2024 Oscars

  Hollywood’s gearing up for its biggest night, as the 96th annual Academy Awards Ceremony is set to take place on Sunday, Mar. 10. The movie, “Oppenheimer” was one of last year’s biggest hits and could set a new record if it wins its 13 […]

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March 10, 2024

Will TikTok be banned in the U.S.?

U.S. congressional lawmakers are bringing a bill to the House floor next week seeking to restrict the popular Chinese-owned app in the country. They say TikTok poses a national security threat, while the company’s CEO has testified before Congress and stated there is no risk. […]

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March 10, 2024

Toxic chemicals that don’t break down found in U.S. water systems

  The United States’ Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to deem several so-called ‘forever chemicals’ as hazardous to human health, and set standards to keep them out of the nation’s drinking water supply. These chemicals, called PFAS, don’t break down in the environment, can build […]

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March 10, 2024

Teaching refugees self-defense skills in Mexico City

  Migration is a dangerous undertaking these days, as refugees arriving in unfamiliar places can fall victim to those who seek to take advantage of them. That’s where some self-defense skills can come in handy, and in Mexico City, one migrant aid organization is teaching […]

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March 10, 2024

Gang violence escalates in Haiti

  Already struggling with getting basic necessities like food and medicine, Haitians now find themselves struggling again after an escalation in violence from gangs seeking to oust Prime Minister Ariel Henry. The Haitian government declared a 72-hour state of emergency and a night curfew on […]

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March 9, 2024

How Chinese culture influences Mexican cuisine

  The Chinese American Museum in Los Angeles helps organize public programs that explore Chinese culture and history. A recent event hosted by a Hispanic cultural center looked at the earliest traces of Chinese customs that shaped parts of Mexico and transformed Mexican cuisine now […]

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March 9, 2024

Highlights from Biden’s State of the Union address

  U.S. President Joe Biden delivered his annual State of the Union address Thursday night. It was a vigorous speech that took on his soon-to-be official opponent Donald Trump directly. He tried to link his rival to threats at home and abroad as he laid […]

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March 9, 2024

“Dongpo: Life in Poems” premieres at Kennedy Center

  A Chinese dance drama blending modern elements into ancient culture is currently touring the U.S. Presented by China Arts and Entertainment Group in collaboration with the American Dance Festival, the production premieres at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. from March 8th through the […]

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March 8, 2024

Where do African Americans stand on the Gaza crisis?

A coalition of Black pastors in the United States is pushing President Joe Biden to do more to achieve a ceasefire in Gaza. African American faith leaders say they are becoming increasingly concerned about the suffering of Palestinian civilians. It’s a voting bloc the president […]

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March 8, 2024

U.S. economy remains strong despite fears of inflation

U.S. President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address on March 7 was a prime-time test of his ability to connect with voters about the economy. The economy is strong and yet polls going into his speech suggested voters aren’t convinced – especially over lingering […]

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March 8, 2024

China’s renewable energy boom

China has become a global leader in sustainable energy, and this year Chinese EV giant BYD has overtaken Tesla as the world’s top selling electric car company. CGTN’s Ediz Tiyansan has more from Los Angeles. For more, check out our exclusive content on CGTN Now […]

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March 7, 2024

The growing menace of wildfires

As the planet heats up, wildfires are posing a growing danger in the United States. Climate change experts warn that existing environmental regulations are inadequate to combat the increasing unpredictability of these blazes. Poppie Mphuthing provides insight into this pressing issue.

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March 5, 2024

China enhances its role in UN

As one of the major financial contributors to the world body, Beijing continues to view the UN as a cornerstone for the international world order.

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March 4, 2024

Mass jailbreak Haiti

Nearly four thousand prisoners have broken out of Haiti’s two largest jails, after days of violence on the streets of the country’s capital resulted in the jailbreak. Haiti’s ongoing issues with gang rule have now become far more difficult as a result, leading to greater […]

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March 4, 2024

Massive Blizzard hits California and Nevada

The U.S. states of California and Nevada had their heaviest snowfalls of this winter season after a blizzard struck the region over the weekend, causing power outages and road closures across several counties. Forecasters say some places face more storms in the days ahead. Ediz […]

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March 4, 2024

China and Colombia celebrate space exploration

Colombians will be celebrating the 27th edition of their Astronomy festival in the town of Villa de Leyva this month. Their special guest is China, with a celebration of space exploration. Michelle Begue reports from Bogota.

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March 4, 2024

China’s economy outpacing initial forecasts

China’s leaders and lawmakers begin their annual meetings on March 5 with the economy outpacing initial forecasts. Growth is increasing partly due to increasing domestic consumer demand for products and services including personal devices, cars, and smart home products. Owen Fairclough reports from Washington, D.C.

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