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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.
Chinese factories, he added, have mastered the machining needed to mass-produce the cases. The country also has a strong network of ports, bridges, power grids and airlift needed to bring them to market.
But that Chinese advantage is being eroded to some extent by U.S. tariffs that are making Ott...
US claims victory over international postage reform
The United Nations body for international postage said it’s been saved from collapse after an emergency meeting to stop the U.S. pulling out.
The Universal Postal Union voted to reform the fees countries pay to handle each other’s mail.
CGTN's Karina Huber spoke with the Italian designer Chiara Boni, before her show at New York Fashion Week. Chiara is the founder and creative director of Chiara Boni La Petite Robe. It recently became the only Italian brand, to receive the European Union's Product Environmental Footprint Certific...
Scientists and environmentalists have warned of a growing global water shortage - that could threaten communities around the world. Programs and policies are being studied to avert a crisis situation. In Mexico City, one project is offering an example of how to manage the resource in one of the w...
Venezuelan professional turns to farming to support family
Millions of Venezuelans have fled their country over the last three years, as the economic crisis there has made it difficult to buy even basic food supplies. Many of those who have left Venezuela are members of its professional class. One college professor changed course to make ends meet and t...
Latest tariffs will hit American women more than men
When the Trump administration started the trade war with China more than a year ago, industrial imports were largely the target. But now consumers may be about to feel the pinch with women disproportionately impacted.
Harmful Algal Blooms shut down New Jersey’s biggest lake
One analysis shows temperatures in the U.S. state of New Jersey have already risen by almost two degrees since 1895. It’s made the state’s biggest lake, Lake Hopatcong too dangerous to swim in. In the warm months, Lake Hopatcong, in the state of New Jersey is usually bustling with swimmers and b...
New Amazon fulfillment center uses tech to move goods
More than a year after it opened, Amazon is giving outsiders a peek inside its fulfillment center in Thornton, Colorado. Hundreds of robotic drive units packed with millions of different products help picking associates, or “pickers”, fill customer orders.
Efforts to advance women in leadership positions in the fashion industry are underway.
The designer behind the wildly successful brand Rebecca Minkoff is pushing to make that goal a reality both on and off the runway. CGTN’s Karina Huber caught up with Minkoff just before she unveiled her latest ...
US-China trade war impacting American ginseng farmers
The trade dispute between the U.S. and China has impacted a range of industries not least a large portion of U.S. farming. Among the commodities to be affected is ginseng, a product that is predominantly exported to China.
Brazil is one of the world’s biggest food suppliers, a top exporter of agricultural commodities like grains and beef. But at what environmental cost does this come? The recent fires in the Amazon brought this question to light globally.
Designers showcase collections inspired by Chinese dynasties
Fashionistas are strutting their stuff in New York for New York Fashion Week. One show featured four emerging Chinese designers who showcased collections inspired by different Chinese dynasties. They are all a part of ICY, an e-commerce platform in China that partners with designers in a unique c...
Ex-con finds rehabilitation in healthy ramen brand for prisoners
Spending time behind bars can be a traumatic experience. But for some, it can put them on the path to recovery. That was the case for Ron Freeman who learned from his tough times in prison. He ended up becoming an entrepreneur in an unlikely industry—the instant noodle business.
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.
"DeafSpace" - Architecture that works for the deaf community
Members of the deaf community often struggle in buildings and spaces designed for hearing people, unaware of fire alarms or people knocking on doors. However, architects at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. are creating spaces that break down those barriers. The university, which is dedica...