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Korean film "Parasite" garners Oscar buzz
November 27, 2019

Korean film “Parasite” garners Oscar buzz

It’s rare a film with subtitles can capture the attention of mainstream American audiences. But, Korean film “Parasite” has done just that. And has become the highest grossing foreign film of so far this year.

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November 27, 2019

Surrogacy crackdown under way in Mexico

Surrogate motherhood is a controversial subject with laws governing the practice varying widely around the world. Some countries ban surrogacy of any kind while others have no regulations at all.

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US university helps China's Olympic team
November 22, 2019

US university helps China’s Olympic team

Beijing hosts the Winter Olympics a little more than two years from now. But Chinese athletes have a lot of catching up to do when it comes to winter sports. At the last games, the country placed 14th in the medal count. Now, a university in the U.S. state of Wyoming is helping out.

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Huawei condemns US security threat designation
November 22, 2019

Huawei condemns US security threat designation

Chinese telecoms firm Huawei says services in rural America are in danger of losing internet access. That’s after both Huawei and rival ZTE were both branded a security risk by the U.S. communications watchdog.

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November 21, 2019

China warns of retaliation over new US bill on Hong Kong

China has warned the U.S. it will take what it calls “strong countermeasures” after U.S. lawmakers passed a bill backing Hong Kong’s protesters. The bipartisan legislation puts President Trump in an awkward position. He’s expected to sign it, but doing so threatens a deal to […]

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November 21, 2019

US Democrats hold last scheduled public hearing on Trump’s impeachment inquiry

In Washington – more testimony from witnesses in the public congressional impeachment hearings on U.S. President Trump. This time.. a house panel heard from Trump’s former top Russia adviser and a diplomat for Ukraine.  Both expressed deep reservations about plans to try and dig up dirt on Trump’s political opponents in Ukraine. CGTN’s Nathan King is on Capitol Hill.

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November 20, 2019

Mexico’s president appeals for ambitious rail project

Mexico is preparing to vote on its most ambitious railway project in decades. It would stretch nearly 1,500 kilometers and link towns and tourist attractions across six southern states. But opponents have plenty of concerns. CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock explains. The Yucatan Peninsula in southeastern Mexico, […]

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November 19, 2019

Huawei leads contender ahead of frequency action in Brazil

5G is coming, and as countries around the world ramp up preparations to make it happen, there’s big money to be made. In Brazil, an auction is expected to take place next year, for various companies to place bids on the frequency space. Chinese telecom […]

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Bei Bei, giant panda born in US heads to China
November 19, 2019

Bei Bei headed to Chengdu

The most famous resident of the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., has bid farewell to the U.S. capital. Bei Bei is heading to China. The giant panda is now four years old.

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