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June 2, 2021

The Gist: Getting ready for the Gaokao

The final days of cramming are here for students across China sitting for the national college entrance examination. Come June 7 and 8, the roadblocks will be in place, and police out to help coordinate this all-important academic event. CGTN’s Gerald Tan reports.

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June 1, 2021

Florida cuts unemployment benefits

At least 24 states led by Republicans are canceling the additional $300 a month in federal unemployment benefits meant to help struggling Americans during the pandemic. They claim the extra funds are keeping people from trying to find work, as businesses are struggling to hire staff.   Economists have mixed views on the issue. […]

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June 1, 2021

Museum of Chinese Cuisine opens in Mexico

The cultural influences of Mexicali, just south of the U.S come from neither America nor local indigenous communities, but instead from halfway around the globe in China.  CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock reports on a new museum founded to celebrate that culture and cuisine.

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May 28, 2021

Jewish settlements will likely continue despite ceasefire

While Israel and Hamas continue to adhere to a ceasefire, in the predominantly Palestinian neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem — the initial flash point of the recent violence — little has changed. Here, Palestinian families, many of them refugees, still face dispossession of […]

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May 25, 2021

Venezuela experiences diesel fuel shortage

Venezuela is experiencing chronic shortages of diesel, which it blames on U.S. sanctions. There are growing fears it could affect the country’s food supplies. Stephen Gibbs reports on the situation from the Venezuelan capital, Caracas.

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May 25, 2021

Monterey suffers without the Chinese

Places like Monterey, California took a beating during the pandemic. The iconic bay on the U.S. West Coast had been attracting a growing number of Chinese visitors over the last decade, but that trend came to an abrupt end when things shut down. Ediz Tiyansan […]

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May 25, 2021

Guillermo Lasso is the new president of Ecuador

Conservative Guillermo Lasso assumed the presidency of Ecuador on Monday, becoming the country’s first right-wing leader in 14 years. He is entering the presidency in the middle of an economic crisis, made worse by the brutal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.  CGTN’s Dan Collyns reports. 

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May 25, 2021

U.S. inflation: Lumber prices

Prices in various sectors of the U.S. economy are on the rise these days and among the areas seeing big increases is lumber. In fact, you might say the cost of wood products has gone through the roof. And that’s making new homes ​and improvement […]

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May 25, 2021

U.S. inflation: Grocery prices

U.S. consumers have been the bite of inflation lately. Grocery bills have been climbing in the U.S., stoking concerns about inflation after Congress pumped trillions into the economy to keep it afloat during the pandemic. The overall Consumer Price index is up 4-point-2 percent from […]

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May 24, 2021

Economic Revival

Did COVID-19 bring a work revolution? Are we experiencing a work revolution because of COVID-19? About one in four Americans are expected to be remote workers within the next five years, the BBC News reports. The COVID-19 pandemic forced many employers to send their workers […]

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May 24, 2021

More video released of 2019 arrest of Black motorist

  New details are emerging in the death of a Black motorist stopped by police.  Video from cameras worn by Louisiana State Police show the arrest of Ronald Greene. Police initially said he died during a car crash, but the videos show he died after […]

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Los Angeles on track to reach COVID herd immunity
May 23, 2021

Los Angeles on track to reach COVID herd immunity

Is herd immunity closer than we think? America’s second-largest city, Los Angeles, could soon achieve herd immunity. The local public health officials said at the current vaccination rate, the majority of the residents could gain immunity in the next two-months.

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Argentina enters 9-day lockdown amid COVID-19 surge
May 23, 2021

Argentina enters 9-day lockdown amid COVID-19 surge

Argentina enters another strict quarantine, as COVID-19 cases surge. President Alberto Fernandez says the country is in its ‘worst moment’ of the pandemic so far. The number of daily cases and deaths are setting new records. See the latest.

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Colorado team focuses on developing vaccine storage
May 22, 2021

Colorado team focuses on developing vaccine storage

How are COVID-19 vaccines stored? There’s been no shortage of innovation during this unusual time and now Colorado students have come up with PortaVax, a portable vaccine carrier that can keep up to 250 vaccine doses cold for several days using insulation and dry ice.

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Rio de Janeiro Zoo reopens after months shut down
May 22, 2021

Rio de Janeiro Zoo reopens after months shut down

When Rio de Janeiro’s zoo reopened after a pandemic lockdown, it had a new name and a new look. It now focuses on expanding the open spaces for its animals, and offers a comprehensive experience for visitors focusing on environmental conservation and animal behavior.

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Eco Truck delivers green cleaning products to Venezuelans
May 21, 2021

Eco Truck delivers green cleaning products to Venezuelans

A company in Venezuela transformed a van into a mobile dispenser, offering chlorine, fabric softener, dishwashing detergent, and personal hygiene products to people. COVID-19 restrictions have made it difficult for people to get to the store, and this van aims to help.

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May 19, 2021

The Gist: A look at China’s National Park system

Preserving biodiversity — we hear it all the time. It’s not just a platitude though, but a social imperative in the face of climate change. So how is China ramping up ecological protection? Enter the national park system. Here’s the Gist with CGTN’s Gerald Tan.

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May 18, 2021

U.S. employers seeking to hire

In April 2020, the U.S. unemployment rate was nearly 15% after COVID-19 triggered a crash comparable with the Great Depression of the 1930s. Fast forward a year and some employers have a new problem: they can’t find enough workers. But that’s only half the picture, […]

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May 18, 2021

Mars exploration- what’s next? 

Mars is a barren planet with an atmosphere that is 95% carbon dioxide. With just trace amounts of oxygen and water, Mars is not a welcoming place for human beings.  CGTN’s John Zarella takes a look at the technological challenges of getting there, working there […]

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May 18, 2021

Is the Copa America soccer tournament in limbo?

The soccer championship Copa America is set to begin in a month, with Colombia and Argentina co-hosting the event. But with unrest and COVID-19, many wonder how Colombia will manage.     CGTN correspondent Michelle Begue reports from Bogota.    

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