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  • Bei Bei, giant panda born in US heads to China

    Bei Bei, 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.
    That’s the age when all pandas born abroad go to China under their breeding agreements.

  • Mahjong, Old World game from China draws New World interest

    A game of strategy, skill, and a little bit of chance. Mahjong is a traditional Chinese game that dates back centuries.
    Through the years — it’s gained fans around the world.
    In New York City, it’s seeing a revival among Jewish-American women, while drawing competitive players to national tou...

  • Mexico City Metro marks 50th anniversary of public service

    Officials in Mexico City have announced a $2 billion investment aimed at upgrading the city’s underground subway system. The modernization plans come as the Mexican capital marks 50 years of its beloved “Metro,” a public transportation system has transformed the daily lives of residents.

  • U.S.-China trade war is hitting Maine's lobster industry

    The U.S.-China trade war is hitting one U.S. state particularly hard.
    This month, China slapped the U.S. lobster industry with a 35 percent retaliatory tariff – up 10 percent from last year.
    Most of the U.S. lobster supply comes from the state of Maine – where lobster exports to China have plumme...

  • Underwater rugby kicks off in Mexico City

    With the World Cup 2019 well underway in Japan, 20 countries from around the world are competing for the sport’s highest honor.
    But in Mexico, a country more interested in football, there’s a growing sport that most traditional rugger fans have never heard of: underwater rugby.

  • Comic strip exhibition celebrates icons and heroes time forgot

    Original artwork of famous comic characters has gone on display at the U.S. Library of Congress. The exhibition charts 120 years of cartoons.
    And while there are scores of familiar faces, the exhibition also aims to honor those time forgot. CGTN’s Owen Fairclough reports.

  • Face-swapping app “Zao” amazes and alarms with deepfake capabilities

    A face-swapping app using Artificial Intelligence technology known as ‘deepfake’ is making waves and raising alarm. It’s called Zao. The app surprised the mobile world with its skyrocketing popularity in China, but has also prompted authorities to ask creators to better protect the privacy of users.

  • Football fans at odds as politics seeps into beautiful game

    Football executives from all over the world are meeting in Portugal for the Soccerex forum. They’re discussing different ways of selling a sport that’s become both tribal and global. Young fans are a crucial and lucrative market for clubs and leagues.
    Amid increasing polarization in many parts of...

  • Chinese electric mini truck wants US buyers

    Electric vehicles have grown in popularity thanks in part to companies like Tesla, Nissan and Chevrolet.
    But EV’s can be quite pricey, something Kaiyun Motors from China is steering clear of by with its simpler and more affordable vehicle.

  • Venezuelan singer becomes an inspiration in Colombia

    An more than a million Venezuelans are living in Colombia after fleeing the economic and political crisis at home.
    While most are fighting to rebuild their lives, a few have become inspiration living out dreams they never thought possible.

  • Mexico launches program to stem rising drug addiction

    While authorities around the world seek to put drug traffickers behind bars, many government programs are also focused on the consumers. Mexico is known for its drug kingpins and gangsters. But President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is focusing a new anti-drug program on abuse prevention.

  • Thrifting industry booms due to environmentally conscious consumers

    With second-hand goods becoming extremely popular, more people are turning thrifting into a living.

  • Trade war shifts US trucking industry into reverse

    The ongoing U.S.-China trade war is impacting a wide range of industries. U.S. agriculture is taking an especially hard hit. That, in turn, is putting the breaks on America’s trucking industry.

  • US farmers raise alerts as trade war with China heats up

    The U.S. Trade Representative’s office has reaffirmed President Donald Trump’s plans to impose an additional 5% tariff on a list of $300 billion of Chinese imports, with some starting September 1st.
    The administration had previously planned to impose a 10% tariff but decided to raise that amount ...

  • Cuba turns plastic waste into lumber

    Like other countries, Cuba is dealing with plastic pollution that has washed up on its beach shores and river basins.
    A group of industrious people in western Matanzas province, some 100 kilometers from Havana, is collecting and recycling plastic waste. They are members of the cooperative A-3, wh...

  • Woman in Brazil sees treasure in trash

    When 36-year-old Valdenise, or Val as she is called, was relocated to Mare the first thing that caught her attention was the lack of parks and all the trash on the streets all sorts of it.
    She is helping transform the dump into a sidewalk with raised garden beds. It’s the brainchild of Val, who n...

  • After sail across the Atlantic,climate activist Greta Thunberg docks in New York

    In the span of one year, Greta Thunberg, a 16-year old student activist from Sweden has become the global face of climate change.
    Since launching her school climate strike movement in August 2018, millions of people have tuned into her message. On Wednesday she arrived in New York after a gruelin...

  • Hong Kong: "One country, two systems"

    Officially, Hong Kong is designated as a Special Administrative Region of China, a distinction shared with Macao.

  • Auto repair shop transforms into a taco stand

    In Mexico City, one business is functioning differently, by juggling multiple operations at once.
    CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock reports business success often comes down to finding your niche.

  • Physical therapists in demand for e-sports players

    t’s a multi-million dollar industry – moving as quickly as its games. The world of e-sports has lured players from around the world.
    But intense competition means a lot of stress and strain. And that has gamers seeking help from an unlikely source.

  • UN pays tribute to women for unique role they play

    From delivering urgent food aid and medicines, to offering: shelter, counseling and support, unsung heroes at the front lines of conflict and disasters help the most vulnerable from Syria to South Sudan. And on World Humanitarian Day, the United Nations is paying tribute to the women among them.

  • Controversy in Oaxaca, Mexico over Latin America’s biggest wind farm

  • Trump delays some tariffs fearing consumer impact

    Earlier this month, Trump announced he would place an additional 10 percent tariff on $300 billion worth of Chinese imports- essentially all remaining non-tariffed goods from China.
    Those tariffs were slated to go into effect Sept. 1, but now Trump is postponing until Dec. 15 tariffs on items in...

  • Asian American animator at forefront of creating VR films

    Maureen Fan is at the forefront of creating VR films leading the Emmy-award winning animation studio, Baobab. Hear her story of how she’s living out her childhood dreams.