Drawing a roadmap to combat the spread of deserts worldwide. It’s the mission of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in the Inner Mongolian city of Erdos. The host country, China, was praised for a law it passed in 2002 -- the world's first integrated law dedicated to combating desert expansion. With this goal in mind, China has carried out several projects that have been successful, including at one desert in northern China. CGTN's Frances Kuo reports.
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Watch CCTV America LIVE on your computer, tablet or mobile www.cctvamericalive.com Subscribe to CCTV America on YouTube: CCTVAmerica1 Follow CCTV America: Twitter: @cctv_america Facebook: CCTVAmerica Google+: CctvamericaTvnews »» Watch CCTV America «« Washington, DC (and greater area) • MHz - Channel 3 • COMCAST (Xfinity) - Channel 273 • FIOS - Channel 277 New York City • Time Warner - Channel 134 • FiOS (Verizon) - Channel 277 Los Angeles • Charter Cable - Channel 562 • Time Warner - Channel 155 Satellite Nationwide • DISH TV - Channel 279
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Eclipse, a black Labrador retriever, loves going to the dog park with her human, Jeff. They usually take the city bus together, but one day Eclipse got impatient and decided to hop on by herself. After panicking a moment, Jeff figured out where she was going and followed suit. Five stops later, there was Eclipse happily playing in the dog park; her favorite place in the entire world. Eclipse has become a fixture on that bus route in Seattle and has her very own bus pass too. Now, if only she could learn to take the bus back home… In celebration of the Year of the Dog, and as our Chinese New Year gift to you, Full Frame presents: “Eclipse, the Bus-Riding Dog.” Enjoy! And xīn nián kuài lè! Watch CGTN LIVE on your computer, tablet or mobile http://america.cgtn.com/livenews Subscribe to CGTN America on YouTube Follow CGTN America: Twitter: @cgtnamerica Facebook: @cgtnamerica Google+: CctvamericaTvnews »» Watch CGTN «« Washington, DC (and greater area) • MHz - Channel 3 • COMCAST (Xfinity) - Channel 273 • FIOS - Channel 277 New York City • Time Warner - Channel 134 • FiOS (Verizon) - Channel 277 Los Angeles • Charter Cable - Channel 562 • Time Warner - Channel 155 Satellite Nationwide • DISH TV - Channel 279
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The future belongs to artificial intelligence (AI), said the Chinese Go prodigy Ke Jie after he was defeated by the Google-owned AlphaGo computer program. The world's number one Go player gave an exclusive interview to CGTN on Sunday, a day after his defeat in the town of Wuzhen, east China's Zhejiang Province.
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Chinese teaching methods came as a shock to the class of British schoolchildren. Long days, strict discipline and listening without question.
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Mexico says it has deported some migrants who stormed the U.S. border Sunday, and the U.S. says it’s arrested those who made it across. The attempt to enter the U.S. prompted agents to fire tear gas across the border into Mexico, triggering more controversy over how the Trump Administration is handling the crisis. CGTN’s Phil Lavelle reports.
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The Zika virus epidemic in Brazil and Latin America brought new light to microcephaly, an abnormal brain condition that has been linked to the virus.It is suspected that pregnant women who contract Zika have a greater chance of having babies with characteristically small heads and neurological repercussions that last a lifetime. The condition, however, is not new and can be caused by genetic as well as environmental factors. Its symptoms and severity can vary greatly. CCTV America's Paulo Cabral reported from the city of Campo Grande.
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Alibaba founder Jack Ma donated $20 million to the University of Newcastle in New South Wales this month, to establish a scholarship program, and honor a longtime friendship. CGTN's Greg Navarro reports.
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Peru is the South American country with - proportionately - the largest ethnic-Chinese population. It also has a history with asia immigrants, stretching back more than 150 years. Experts estimate up to one-tenth of Peruvians could have Asian heritage. The descendants of those first immigrants have left their mark, especially in the capital's Chinatown. CCTV's Dan Collyns filed this report.
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The central Mexican state of Queretaro is becoming an attractive place for foreign investment. But can the state develop as one of the hottest tech hubs in Latin America? CCTV America's Martin Markovits reports.
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They are Islam’s fastest growing ethnic group, but for Latinas living in the United States, converting from Catholicism isn’t easy. Some say people view them as giving up their heritage to become Arab. And they’re doing this in what are, for many, difficult political times. CGTN’s Phil Lavelle filed this report.
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Fuel cells are a clean source of energy, usually mentioned in terms of hydrogen power cars. But the renewable energy source can also be used to power homes. For a look at the world's largest fuel cell power plant, CCTV's U-Jean Jung filed the report from South Korea.
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A 20-year-old International airport in the South Indian city of Kochi has become the world’s first solar-powered airport.The airport can now produce more than 50,000 units of electricity with its new solar plant, making it energy self-sufficient. The airport’s solar panels were made in China.CCTV’s Shweta Bajaj has more from Kochi.
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Growing up, Jen Bricker didn’t use the word “can’t” – there was nothing she couldn’t do, despite the fact that she was born without legs. Raised by her adoptive parents, Gerald and Sharon, in a small town in Illinois, Bricker grew up thinking she was no different than any of the other kids. And to the amazement of everyone around her, she succeeded in following her dreams – competing and winning titles in softball, basketball, volleyball, and gymnastics. “She’s always amazed us. But she’s really never surprised us because we watched her from you know the very beginning doing things that we never dreamed that she would do,” said Sharon Bricker, Jen’s mother. Bricker was particularly enthralled with gymnastics, and her idol, Dominique Moceanu, whom she remembers watching on television and thinking, “Wouldn’t it be funny if we were related?” It was a possibility, however remote in her mind, as she knew her biological parents were Romanian like Moceanu’s family. But when she was nearly sixteen years old, Bricker discovered that the fantasy was reality: her longtime gymnastics idol was in fact her biological sister. “She was my idol—my only idol, the only person I would ever consider as an idol. All this floods in my mind, you know, in 2.5 seconds,” said Bricker, of learning about her biological family. “And I’m like stunned and I’m shocked, and I can’t believe this is happening, and just all these emotions, because it’s like a movie. This just doesn’t seem like real life.” The sister’s relationship today is a modern fairytale. “I know my mom was much more emotional. I think she had carried a lot of guilt,” Dominique Moceanu said. “I think what they did for Jen was actually in hindsight the best thing that ever happened to her.” Now twenty-seven years old and living in Los Angeles, Bricker is an accomplished aerialist and acrobat. She toured internationally in 2009, performing with Britney Spears on tour. She has also headlined shows at the Palazzo in Las Vegas, the Lincoln Center in New York, and the Shangri La Hotel in Dubai. The Full Frame team meet Jen Bricker and learned about her unlikely, yet happy-ending story.
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David Zinn is a street artist and illustrator from Ann Arbor, Michigan. After college, he freelanced for a variety of commercial clients, which kept him busy, but kept him inside. One beautiful sunny day, Zinn decided to go outside with the box of chalk a friend bought him as a joke. Liking what he created, he then began drawing all over town, creating what would quickly become well-known sidewalk creatures, like Sluggo the green monster, Phil the flying pig, and Louise the prickly porcupine. Most of his creatures appear on the sidewalks of Michigan, but because of the internet and social media, Zinn and his crazy characters are now known all over the world. We caught up with him on the streets of his hometown for this week’s "Full Frame Close Up." Watch CGTN LIVE on your computer, tablet or mobile http://america.cgtn.com/livenews Subscribe to CGTN America on YouTube Follow CGTN America: Twitter: @cgtnamerica Facebook: @cgtnamerica Google+: CctvamericaTvnews
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CCTV America's Shraysi Tandon spoke with Mark Cuban, a billionaire investor and businessman who is also a film producer, author, TV personality and the owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks. She started by asking Cuban to talk about the growth opportunities for startups in emerging economies. see more at http://www.cctv-america.com/?p=101670
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The day-to-day existence of some local populations in China is under threat from water shortages. The Chinese government said it's working for better protection of water resources and ecosystems, but the public has to get involved. CCTV's Han Bin filed this report of a woman trying to fight back against a tide of drought in the grasslands of Northern China.
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Costa Rica’s largest peninsula has one of the largest populations of centenarians on the planet with more residents who are over 80 than anywhere else earth. What’s the secret to their longevity? Correspondent Harris Whitbeck visits the people of the Nicoya Peninsula. He tells us why inhabitants of this lush location live such long lives. The number of people who live to be 100 years old or more is growing. This segment of the population is the fastest growing with more than 450 thousand of them living across the world. Experts say there are many factors that contribute to their longevity and recently they've started identifying key traits common to them all. Those traits have also been found in 5 distinct areas around the globe and two of them are in the Americas. Harris Whitbeck travelled to one of these so-called “blue zones” for "Americas Now." He spends time with residents and talks to experts on the subject of longevity. Check out his visit to this picturesque peninsula in Costa Rica where the centenarians of Nicoya are considered “living national treasures.”
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The crash of flight MH17 on 17 July 2014 was caused by the detonation of a 9N314M-type warhead launched from the eastern part of Ukraine using a Buk missile system. So says the investigation report published by the Dutch Safety Board
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The U.S. homeless population has risen for the first time since 2010. According to a government study, there are now more than 550,000 homeless people across the country. Their plight gets extra attention this time of year, as the homeless prepare for winter across the northern part of the country. CGTN's Dan Williams reports.
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Around the world, people of Chinese descent are with their families to mark a 4,000 year tradition - the most important celebration of the year, known as Spring Festival. It’s also called Chinese New Year. The western year 2018 coincides with the Chinese calendar's Year of the Dog. As part of our special Spring Festival coverage, Americas Now Correspondent Franc Contreras takes us to the U.S. - Mexican border to a neighborhood founded by Chinese immigrants over a century ago. Franc tells us about the often agonizing history of the Chinese in Mexico and the U.S. He also shows us some special places with hidden rooms and secret tunnels that reveal the reality of the lives of Chinese immigrants. Watch CGTN LIVE on your computer, tablet or mobile http://america.cgtn.com/livenews Subscribe to CGTN America on YouTube Follow CGTN America: Twitter: @cgtnamerica Facebook: @cgtnamerica Google+: CctvamericaTvnews »» Watch CGTN «« Washington, DC (and greater area) • MHz - Channel 3 • COMCAST (Xfinity) - Channel 273 • FIOS - Channel 277 New York City • Time Warner - Channel 134 • FiOS (Verizon) - Channel 277 Los Angeles • Charter Cable - Channel 562 • Time Warner - Channel 155 Satellite Nationwide • DISH TV - Channel 279
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There's a new ice queen in the United States. And Alysa Liu is young -- in fact, the youngest national champion in women's figure skating so far.
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April 25th is the first anniversary of the worst earthquake in Nepal’s history. Led by the prime minister, the nation is remembering the nearly 9,000 victims of the 7.8 magnitude quake. A ceremony was held at the ruins of the historic Dharahara Tower in Kathmandu. For many, it’s been a lost year without much to see for the $4 billion in aid pledged by foreign donors. Tourism, which previously accounted for nine percent of the national economy, has not recovered. China promised to give its full support to the reconstruction of Nepal after last year’s earthquakes. CCTV’s Hou Yun looks at what progress has been made. Read more: http://www.cctv-america.com/2016/04/24/china-supporting-reconstruction-of-nepal-one-year-after-earthquake#ixzz46n4KVORR Watch us live anywhere at http://www.cctvamericalive.com Follow us: @cctv_america on Twitter | CCTVAmerica on Facebook Watch CCTV America LIVE on your computer, tablet or mobile www.cctvamericalive.com Subscribe to CCTV America on YouTube: CCTVAmerica1 Follow CCTV America: Twitter: @cctv_america Facebook: CCTVAmerica Google+: CctvamericaTvnews »» Watch CCTV America «« Washington, DC (and greater area) • MHz - Channel 3 • COMCAST (Xfinity) - Channel 273 • FIOS - Channel 277 New York City • Time Warner - Channel 134 • FiOS (Verizon) - Channel 277 Los Angeles • Charter Cable - Channel 562 • Time Warner - Channel 155 Satellite Nationwide • DISH TV - Channel 279
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Chinese-American actor and martial artist Daniel Wu has performed in more than 60 films in Asia. His new U.S. show "Into the Badlands" was recently renewed, and he has a huge role in the film "Warcraft" that opens in theaters today. In this edition of Inside & Out, Mark Niu catches up with Wu as he prepares for the Hollywood grind by balancing body and mind. Studies have shown that martial arts can help improve concentration as well as reduce high blood pressure and stress.
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Brian Petro gives a new meaning to the old adage “one person’s trash is another person’s treasure.” A dedicated artist, Petro is always on the lookout for items he can incorporate in his next work of art. He searches through abandoned buildings, and even dumpsters, to find objects that have been discarded or forgotten. Full Frame joined Petro on his search for treasure and learned how the artist’s unique work manifests the memories that can be found in the most unlikely of objects. Follow Brian Petro on Twitter: @BrianPetroArt
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Correspondent Mike Kirsch recently traveled to one of the country’s most eclectic melting pots of foreign citizens along the shores of Lake Chapala, south of Guadalajara, to explore a unique expat community.
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CCTV's Malcolm Brabant reports from the country that is most consistently ranked as the happiest place on Earth: Copenhagen, Denmark.
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Germany has seen a 20 percent rise in American students in last three years, and its universities want more of them. The Technical University of Munich. The Technical University of Munich has been attracting more international students every year. CCTV’s Guy Henderson reports from Munich.
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Of the 562 Native American tribes recognized by the U.S. government, some have prospered on their reservations, while many others have not. Correspondent John Zarrella was granted rare access into the Hopi reservation in Arizona, to explore the many issues threatening the Native American tribe.
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On August 1st, a state in southern Germany implemented a partial ban on the burqa and other pieces of traditional Islamic clothing. Women are prohibited from wearing them in some public spaces. CGTN's Natalie Carney reports from Munich.
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Imagine living in a country where the price of everything doubles every 18 days and where in one year, the price of anything can rise well above 1,200 percent. That’s been the recent reality for Venezuelans, whose economy has been ravaged by the fall in the global price of oil, declining productivity, and political turmoil. Stephen Gibbs reports from Caracas, on life in the midst of hyperinflation.
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In September 2014, more than 1,000 federal and local agents raided 75 different locations in Los Angeles’ fashion district. They seized around $90 million dollars, most of it in bulk cash, from the Sinaloa Cartel. Authorities claim it was the biggest money seizure in U.S. history. Correspondent Mike Kirsch examined the issue in this feature documentary for Americas Now.
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Record numbers have left Venezuela, as its economic and political crisis deepens. Last month, 26,000 crossed the border with Colombia in just one day. Many Venezuelans are also heading to Brazil. CGTN’s Stephen Gibbs reports on what may be the beginning of a migration crisis. Watch CGTN LIVE on your computer, tablet or mobile http://america.cgtn.com/livenews Subscribe to CGTN America on YouTube Follow CGTN America: Twitter: @cgtnamerica Facebook: @cgtnamerica Google+: CctvamericaTvnews »» Watch CGTN «« Washington, DC (and greater area) • MHz - Channel 3 • COMCAST (Xfinity) - Channel 273 • FIOS - Channel 277 New York City • Time Warner - Channel 134 • FiOS (Verizon) - Channel 277 Los Angeles • Charter Cable - Channel 562 • Time Warner - Channel 155 Satellite Nationwide • DISH TV - Channel 279
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Imagine a bicycle blender that can not only grind corn but also make shampoo. It’s an invention that’s helping improve people’s lives in Guatemala. For this week’s Game Changer meet the founder of Maya Pedal...Mario Juanes. Mario Juanes is a Mayan Indian activist who lives in the remote highlands of Western Guatemala where having access to electricity and running water is not always easy. And that has a direct impact on people’s health and economic well-being. So, Mario found an ingenious solution which involves pedal-powered machines and the power of human motion. It's changing the lives of thousands of people. Mario is working to make the Maya Pedal concept available in countries other than Guatemala as well. Watch this week’s Game Changer on Americas Now here.
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Sao Paulo and Rio are Brazil's wealthiest cities. They are also the nation's most fashionable and feature the biggest concentration of high-end shops, eateries, cafes and clubs in the country. Americas Now Anchor Elaine Reyes, on location for the World Cup, visits some chic streets to check out Brazil's luxury lifestyle.
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Martin Jacques has never been shy about sharing his views, whether as a columnist or editor of various publications, or as co-founder of this own think tank. And he’s no stranger to academia as well. A sought after lecturer, he’s currently a Senior Fellow at Cambridge University and a Visiting Professor at Fudan and Tsinghua Universities in China. His book – “When China Rules the World: The End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order” is now in its second edition.
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CGTN's Rachelle Akuffo spoke to Gary Rieschel, Founder and Managing Partner of Qiming Venture Partners about China's ambitious 2025 plan.
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Non-invasive cosmetic procedures are revolutionizing the world of plastic surgery. CCTV America’s May Lee reports.
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