World Today

October 28, 2021

San Francisco eagerly awaits Beijing Olympics

The countdown to the Beijing Olympics is generating excitement in the U.S. city of San Francisco. With one of the largest Chinese populations in the country, the Winter Games are cause for celebration and reflection. CGTN’s Mark Niu reports.

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October 27, 2021

Should billionaires be taxed for space tourism?

One U.S. lawmaker, Rep. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon, says that space exploration shouldn’t be a “tax-free holiday for the wealthy” and he’s calling for a ‘space tax’ to pay for greenhouse gas emissions caused by space launches.

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October 27, 2021

Mexico’s Chinese communities are seeing reverse migration

As migratory trends around the world change over the years, the ebb and flow of communities alter through the generations, and China’s worldwide diaspora is no exception.  Indeed, as the Chinese economy grows, on course to be the world’s largest by 2030, the next generation of immigrants […]

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October 27, 2021

Extreme weather events slam California

Much if California saw an unusual weather pattern that caused an intense weekend of high winds and heavy rains. In some ways, it was needed, but in other ways, it was simply dangerous. From Friday night through Monday morning in Northern and Central California, record-setting winds and rain created treacherous road conditions. The region was […]

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October 27, 2021

Preparing for Afghan refugees in Mexico

As the crisis in Afghanistan continues to force innocent refugees away from Central Asia, Mexico is preparing to add Afghans to the country’s continuing migration crisis.  Mexico has welcomed more than 100 Afghan migrants into the country since the crisis began and with more expected to arrive… for Martha […]

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October 26, 2021

Chinese community is growing in Tijuana, Mexico

  Chinese migration around the world has brought new culture and business to many regions, and Mexico is no exception.  A growing Chinese community in the city of Tijuana, across the border from California, is working to preserve its roots, while adopting the local culture.

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October 21, 2021

Apple orchards face climate change, other challenges

It’s apple season in the northern US, but some orchards are having to charge more. At the core of the issue is climate change and an ongoing labor shortage. Farmers say the industry needs to adapt to survive. CGTN’s Sarah Walton reports.

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October 21, 2021

Parkland school shooter pleads guilty in court

In an emotional day for families of victims of one of the worst school shootings in US history, the confessed perpetrator of the Parkland massacre, Nikolas Cruz, pleaded guilty to his crimes. CGTN’s Nitza Soledad Perez reports.

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October 21, 2021

U.S. athletes prepare to compete in Beijing Olympics

Despite heightened political tensions between China and the USA, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee hopes talks of boycotting the games are over, clearing the way for U.S. athletes to focus on the games. CGTN’S Dan Williams reports.

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Syrian women find power at refugee-owned business
October 18, 2021

Syrian women find power at refugee-owned business

Refugee women is a group which finds it especially difficult to rise out of poverty. Finding a job in an unfamiliar country is challenging. But some women from Syria were able to do that by using skills they do know. Find out more.

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October 16, 2021

Economic impacts of oil spills in California

  Nearly two weeks after ​confirmation of an oil spill led to the closure of several beaches in Southern California, some reopened to visitors this week.  But many businesses that rely on the beach and the ocean have suffered significant losses and their economic recovery could […]

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October 15, 2021

Robots and artificial intelligence enter farming

  Robotics continues to play an increasingly important role in the workplace, particularly in the manufacturing sector. But one company is getting a big investment to transform agriculture, by growing crops in a more eco-friendly way.

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October 15, 2021

Chinese traditional event to honor elderly tried in Brazil

  October 14th is the day that Chinese people celebrate the Chongyang Festival, a traditional celebration and a day to show love for the elderly in China, but not in Brazil.  This year, however, the Chinese community in Rio de Janeiro organized its first hybrid […]

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October 15, 2021

Educational content gets big following on social media in Mexico

  With more people spending time on social media than ever before, the competition between social network companies for users and original content is greater than ever.  And ​the Chinese platform TikTok, which saw a meteoric rise over the course of the pandemic, is competing […]

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October 14, 2021

Female officers break ground in Colombia’s military

Colombian women first entered the military just 12 years ago, and since then they are slowly breaking ground.  It isn’t easy in a primarily male sector, but this year, women joined the air assault and spearmen forces. Michelle Begue reports.

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October 12, 2021

COVID-19 impacts women, working mothers

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) World Bank annual meetings have kicked off including a virtual session on the damage the COVID-19 pandemic has done to the jobs and incomes of working women and mothers.

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October 12, 2021

IMF World Outlook

The International Monetary Fund’s executive board has decided to keep Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva in her leadership position after allegations of data manipulation from her time at the World Bank.

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Lead pipes threaten children and adults in the U.S.
October 11, 2021

Lead pipes threaten children and adults in the U.S.

Up to 10 million homes across 50 states have lead pipes, which means potential illness from the water, especially for children. Washington, D.C. has ambitious plans to remove all lead service lines and identify all lead pipes on public and private property by 2030. Find out more.

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