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24th China-EU Summit wraps up with positive results
The 24th China-EU Summit wraps up with positive results. Fierce clashes between Israel and Hamas are reported in Khan Younis in southern Gaza. A preliminary investigation has established the motive of a recent shooting in Las Vegas.
08/12/2023 • 17 minutes 32 seconds
UN chief invokes Article 99 over Gaza
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israeli forces have encircled the house of Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar. The UN Secretary General invokes Article 99 of the UN Charter for the first time in decades to push for a ceasefire in Gaza. A team of 200 international scientists release a report saying many of the gravest threats to humanity are drawing closer, as carbon pollution heats the planet.
07/12/2023 • 14 minutes 8 seconds
Gaza endures most intense day of fighting in weeks
Gaza endures the most intense day of fighting, as Israeli troops operate in the heart of Khan Younis in the southern part of the strip. Flooding and landslides in Tanzania claim 65 lives. Italian healthcare workers walk off the job in protest over the government's proposed new budget.
06/12/2023 • 17 minutes 5 seconds
Israel expands ground campaign into southern Gaza
Explosions hit Gaza's main southern city, Khan Younis, as Israel expands its offensive, calls for more evacuations. Leaders discuss green finance and renewable energy as the COP 28 climate conference continues. China and the European Union prepare for their 24th summit in Beijing this week.
05/12/2023 • 15 minutes
Military campaign against Hamas to continue with "full force": Israel
Israel says its campaign against Hamas will continue with "full force", as its ground offensive expands to southern Gaza. Chinese President Xi Jinping says Shanghai should deepen reform and opening up from a higher starting point during an inspection tour to the city. And a knife and hammer attack has killed one person and injured two others in central Paris.
04/12/2023 • 11 minutes 46 seconds
Israel-Hamas fighting resumes as truce expires
The Israeli military says fighting in Gaza has resumed, claiming Hamas violated the ceasefire agreement. The UN climate change conference has operationalized a fund to help vulnerable countries struggling with climate change. Two people are dead and ten wounded following missile attacks in the Donetsk region.
01/12/2023 • 12 minutes 40 seconds
Israel, Hamas agree to extend truce by one day
Israel and Hamas have agreed to extend their truce by one more day. Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has died at the age of 100. Surveys indicate that 80% of the Maldives' islands will be underwater by 2050.
30/11/2023 • 16 minutes 2 seconds
Further extension of Hamas-Israel ceasefire expected
The international community is looking forward to another extension to the ceasefire between Hamas and Israel. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has met with the UN chief to discuss solutions to the Gaza crisis. Moscow responds after NATO called on its member states to continue support for Ukraine in the lingering conflict.
29/11/2023 • 12 minutes 18 seconds
Israel, Hamas agree to another two-day truce
Israel and Hamas have extended their temporary ceasefire for another two days. Experts are speaking highly of the first China International Supply Chain Expo. The suspect involved in last week’s shooting of three Palestinian students near a university in the U.S. has pleaded not guilty.
28/11/2023 • 11 minutes 47 seconds
Truce between Israel, Hamas comes to end
The four-day truce between Israel and Hamas is coming to an end. China is calling for joint efforts to restart negotiations on a trilateral free trade agreement in East Asia. Regional tensions over water are high in Spain due to heat waves and droughts.
27/11/2023 • 14 minutes 29 seconds
Four-day truce between Israel and Hamas begins
A four-day truce between Israel and Hamas begins Friday with the release of some Israeli hostages in exchange for Palestinian prisoners. At least 60 people are killed and thousands displaced across Kenya from heavy rain and floods spawned by El Nino. China honors the remains of martyrs who fought in the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea with a ceremony in Shenyang.
24/11/2023 • 15 minutes 38 seconds
Israel: no Gaza hostage release before Friday
Israel says no Gaza hostage release will start before Friday. OpenAI co-founder Sam Altman will return as CEO just days after being fired. China and Uruguay upgrade bilateral relations to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.
23/11/2023 • 13 minutes 46 seconds
Israel, Hamas agree on hostage release
Israel approves a ceasefire deal in exchange for the release of some hostages seized by Hamas. BRICS leaders hold a virtual summit on the Israel-Palestine conflict. Tensions are running high on the Korean Peninsula as North Korea has put a military satellite into orbit and pledged to launch several more.
22/11/2023 • 11 minutes 24 seconds
Hamas says "close to reaching" ceasefire with Israel
Hamas says it is close to reaching a truce with Israel. China's ambassador to the UN calls on the Security Council to address the root causes of the world's conflicts. Air China resumes flights between Beijing and Washington.
21/11/2023 • 15 minutes
Israel expands operation to southern Gaza
The Israeli army continues its operation in the Gaza Strip, pushing into the southern part of the enclave. The Uruguayan President arrives in Beijing for a state visit. Javier Milei has won Argentina’s presidential runoff election.
20/11/2023 • 12 minutes 3 seconds
Xi holds talks with world leaders at APEC meetings
Chinese President Xi Jinping has held bilateral meetings with leaders of several countries on the sidelines of the APEC meetings.
17/11/2023 • 12 minutes 58 seconds
China, U.S. hold summit in San Francisco
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden have held their first face-to-face meeting in a year in San Francisco. They pledged joint efforts in getting strained bilateral ties back on track.
16/11/2023 • 15 minutes 39 seconds
President Xi in San Francisco for China-US talks, APEC meetings
Chinese President Xi Jinping is in San Francisco to meet his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden and attend the APEC meetings. Hamas has denied the allegations of using its biggest hospital to operate command centers. The African Development Bank has pledged 782 million euros for earthquake recovery in Morocco.
15/11/2023 • 14 minutes 19 seconds
China-US summit expected to address key issues
China says the upcoming China-U.S. summit in San Francisco will focus on fundamental issues shaping bilateral ties. The Israeli army says it has found signs of hostages in the basement of a hospital in Gaza. Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron has become the country's new foreign secretary.
14/11/2023 • 14 minutes 46 seconds
Hospitals in Gaza shutting down due to lack of resources
Hospitals in Gaza are shutting down amid Israeli attacks on the Palestinian enclave. Chinese President Xi Jinping will join world leaders at this week's APEC meetings in San Francisco. A media investigation accuses a former Ukrainian officer on orchestrating the Nord Stream attack last year.
13/11/2023 • 14 minutes 25 seconds
Xizang’s development in the new era
China has issued a white paper to explain how the Communist Party of China’s guidelines for governing Xizang in the new era have brought about all-round progress and historical success in various undertakings in the region. In this special edition, we will look at Xizang’s development over the past years.
10/11/2023 • 22 minutes 22 seconds
Israel to begin daily four-hour military pauses in Gaza: U.S.
Israel bombs Gaza hospitals before agreeing to short pauses in its daily attacks on the besieged Palestinian enclave. Donald Trump's rivals vie to be named the Republican party's standard-bearer in the 2024 US presidential elections. Chinese Vice Premier He Lifeng meets US Treasury Secretary Yellen in San Francisco, stressing the need for frequent communication.
10/11/2023 • 13 minutes 14 seconds
Israeli troops battling Hamas deep inside Gaza City
Israeli troops are battling Hamas deep inside Gaza City as the militant group claims to have destroyed 15 Israeli military vehicles. Ukraine and Moldova are one step closer to joining the European Union. U.S. agriculture exhibitors sign 500-million-dollar deals at the China International Import Expo.
09/11/2023 • 15 minutes 56 seconds
Israeli forces fight into heart of Gaza City
Israel's Defence Minister says the Israeli forces have advanced to the heart of Gaza City. The 2023 World Internet Conference Wuzhen Summit gets underway in China. UN peacekeepers launch a security operation in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
08/11/2023 • 16 minutes 24 seconds
Over 10,000 Palestinians killed in conflict since Oct. 7
The number of Palestinians killed in the Gaza conflict has surged to over 10,000. Chinese President Xi Jinping has met Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese in Beijing. Former U.S. president Donald Trump has defended his wealth and business on the witness stand in New York.
07/11/2023 • 12 minutes 50 seconds
Israel continues heavy bombardment in Gaza
Heavy bombardment continues across the Gaza Strip. Chinese and U.S. officials meet in California on addressing climate change impacts. The 6th China International Import Expo is in full swing in Shanghai.
06/11/2023 • 14 minutes 32 seconds
Raging Israel-Palestine hostilities kill over 10,400
The Israeli military claims to have encircled Gaza City, while Hamas is resisting with hit-and-run attacks. Japan starts another round of nuclear wastewater dumping from its Fukushima power plant. The UN General Assembly vetoes the US embargo against Cuba, which was first imposed in 1960.
03/11/2023 • 13 minutes 4 seconds
Donald Trump Jr. takes witness stand in New York civil fraud trial
Donald Trump Jr. takes witness stand in New York civil fraud trial. Gaza authorities blame Israeli airstrikes for 200 deaths at a refugee camp. South Sudan's President urges the Sudanese army and the paramilitary RSF to return to the terms of the 2020 Juba peace agreement.
02/11/2023 • 14 minutes 40 seconds
China holds central financial work conference to deepen financial reforms
China has held a central financial work conference to deepen reforms in the financial sector. Israel is expanding its ground operations in Gaza. The Venezuelan Supreme Court has suspended the results of the opposition's October primaries.
01/11/2023 • 13 minutes 30 seconds
Netanyahu rejects ceasefire calls as "surrender to Hamas"
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejects calls for a ceasefire in Gaza, despite repeated warnings from UN aid agencies about the dire humanitarian situation. Anti-Israel protesters storm an airport in the Russian republic of Dagestan, after a plane from Tel Aviv landed. International defense and military leaders wrap up their discussions in Beijing.
31/10/2023 • 12 minutes 46 seconds
Israel hits Gaza's north as ground offensive continues
More air and artillery strikes are reported in northern Gaza, as Israel's ground offensive continues. International defense and military leaders are in Beijing for a forum to discuss defense and security issues. Devastating hurricane Otis has killed at least 48 people in Mexico.
30/10/2023 • 11 minutes 22 seconds
Wang Yi meets US officials in Washington
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi meets high-level officials in Washington to discuss China-US relations. The Israeli military says it has conducted a limited ground offensive into Gaza. An extensive manhunt is underway in the US following a mass shooting in Maine that killed 18 people.
27/10/2023 • 14 minutes 20 seconds
China launches Shenzhou-17 manned space mission
China has launched the Shenzhou-17 manned space mission. The conflict between Israel and Palestine has killed over 8,000 people on both sides. Mass shootings in the U.S. state of Maine have left at least 20 people dead and dozens more injured.
26/10/2023 • 15 minutes 36 seconds
China to launch Shenzhou-17 spacecraft
China is set to launch its latest manned space mission, the Shenzhou-17 on Thursday. High-level interactions between China and the U.S. continue as Chinese leaders meet the governor of California in Beijing. Calls for a peaceful end to the Israel-Palestine conflict top the agenda of a recent UN Security Council meeting.
25/10/2023 • 13 minutes 53 seconds
Hostilities continue between Israel, Palestine
Continued hostilities between Israel and Palestine have killed over 6,500 on both sides. Green development and economic cooperation top the agenda of California Governor Gavin Newsom's China visit. Argentina's Economy Minister has surprised all by taking the most votes in the presidential election.
24/10/2023 • 13 minutes 28 seconds
Continuing conflict in Middle East kills over 6,100
Conflicts between Israel and Palestine show no signs of abating. U.S. Republicans meet to nominate a new candidate for House Speaker. The governor of California visits China with a focus on climate cooperation.
23/10/2023 • 11 minutes 22 seconds
Israel's defense minister hints at imminent ground operation in Gaza
Israel's defense minister hints at an imminent ground operation in Gaza. U.S. Congressman Jim Jordan vows to stay in the race for House Speaker, after two failed votes. Tens of thousands in Ghana are displaced by massive floods.
20/10/2023 • 12 minutes 45 seconds
Shenzhou-17 scheduled to launch later this month
China is preparing for launching its latest manned space mission, the Shenzhou 17. US President Joe Biden has met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The United States has vetoed a United Nations resolution calling for humanitarian pauses in the Middle East.
19/10/2023 • 11 minutes 40 seconds
Beijing hosts 3rd Belt and Road Forum
World leaders gather in Beijing for the third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. Hundreds are dead in a strike on a Gaza hospital, with Israel and Palestinians blaming each other for the tragedy. U.S. Republican Jim Jordan fails the first House speaker vote.
18/10/2023 • 13 minutes 2 seconds
Chinese president meets foreign leaders attending BRI forum
Chinese President Xi Jinping holds talks with foreign leaders who are in Beijing for the third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. Hamas launches more rocket attacks on Israeli targets in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. The UN Security Council rejects a draft resolution proposed by Russia calling for a ceasefire in the Middle East.
17/10/2023 • 11 minutes 28 seconds
Israel-Palestine conflict kills over 4100 on both sides
The conflict between Israel and Palestine has killed over 4100 people on both sides. More world leaders arrive in Beijing for the third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. Daniel Noboa is declared as president-elect of Ecuador.
16/10/2023 • 15 minutes 3 seconds
Efforts underway to cool down Gaza situation
China is calling for efforts to bring the Palestinian issue back to the right track of the "two-state solution" and the country's special envoy on the Middle East will embark on a visit aimed at making peace.
15/10/2023 • 10 minutes 39 seconds
Crisis mounting in Gaza
Tens of thousands of residents in Gaza have fled south after Israel told 1 million locals to leave the north. Meanwhile, Israel's tank-backed troops have mounted raids to hit Palestinian rocket crews and gather information on the location of hostages.
14/10/2023 • 11 minutes 41 seconds
Israel tells 1.1 million in Gaza to relocate ahead of imminent ground invasion
Israel tells all 1.1 million people in north Gaza to relocate south within 24 hours, ahead of an expected ground invasion. Search and rescue operations continue in Afghanistan after a series of earthquakes hit the west of the country. Steve Scalise withdraws his bid for U.S. House Speaker after failing to win enough votes.
13/10/2023 • 17 minutes 51 seconds
Israel forms temporary coalition war cabinet
Israel forms a temporary coalition war cabinet to respond to the conflict with Palestine. U.S. Republicans nominate House Majority Leader Steve Scalise for Speaker in a closed-door vote. Authorities in Mexico are busy cleaning up after two tropical storms hit the country's Pacific coast.
12/10/2023 • 16 minutes 9 seconds
Around 2,000 deaths reported in Israel-Gaza conflict
Around 2,000 people are reported to have been killed in the Israel-Gaza conflict. EU, Arab League foreign ministers hold emergency meetings to discuss the Middle East violence. Another 6.3-magnitude earthquake hits northwestern Afghanistan.
11/10/2023 • 12 minutes 56 seconds
Israel orders "complete siege" on Gaza
Israel orders "complete siege" on Gaza amid intensified conflict with Hamas. U.S.-Mexico border residents react to White House's decision to continue building a border wall. South Africa takes steps to resolve a huge food waste problem.
10/10/2023 • 14 minutes 34 seconds
Israel retaliates after Hamas attacks
Israel declares "state of war" as conflict with Hamas escalates. German Conservatives are expected to retain power in Hesse and Bavaria states. Zimbabwe reports over 4,600 suspected cholera cases.
09/10/2023 • 17 minutes 39 seconds
U.S. healthcare workers stage historic strike
Healthcare workers in the United States are staging their largest-ever strike in recent history. Ukrainian authorities say at least 51 people have been killed by a Russian missile strike after Moscow claimed to have shot down 31 Ukrainian drones. About 90 people are dead in a drone attack in the central Syrian city of Homs.
06/10/2023 • 12 minutes 22 seconds
U.S. to hold House speaker election next Wednesday
Political chaos descends in the U.S. following the ousting of House speaker Kevin McCarthy. Japan starts the second release of nuclear-contaminated wastewater. China records over 100 million railway trips amid a holiday travel boom.
05/10/2023 • 19 minutes 47 seconds
Kevin McCarthy ousted as U.S. House Speaker
Kevin McCarthy has been ousted as U.S. House Speaker in an unprecedented vote. Armenia is working with world bodies in dealing with the influx of refugees fleeing the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh. A teenage suspect is in police custody after a shooting left at least two dead at a luxury mall in Bangkok.
04/10/2023 • 14 minutes 37 seconds
Donald Trump appears at civil fraud trial
Former U.S. President Donald Trump appears in court in New York for a civil fraud trial. Foreign ministers from European Union countries meet in Kyiv to renew support for Ukraine. Malaysia becomes one of the most popular destinations for Chinese tourists during the ongoing Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holiday.
03/10/2023 • 12 minutes 21 seconds
U.S. House Speaker confident of surviving ouster threat
U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy appears confident he will survive an ouster threat after working with Democrats to pass a spending bill. Turkiye launches airstrikes in Iraqi Kurdistan in response to a bomb attack near the Turkish parliament. The UN World Food Program expresses concern about a funding shortfall that is threatening Uganda's refugee program.
02/10/2023 • 13 minutes 30 seconds
Millions of tourists travel during China's Golden Week
An eight-day holiday is underway in China. Thousands of ethnic Armenians are leaving the Nagorno-Karabakh region. The United States is facing a potential government shutdown.
29/09/2023 • 12 minutes 57 seconds
Millions of tourists travel during China's Golden Week
An eight-day holiday is underway in China. Thousands of ethnic Armenians are leaving the Nagorno-Karabakh region. The United States is facing a potential government shutdown.
29/09/2023 • 13 minutes 9 seconds
Former Nagorno-Karabakh Armenian leader arrested amid mass exodus
Azerbaijan arrests a former leader in Nagorno-Karabakh as he attempted to escape into Armenia. Moscow releases a second video of the Black Sea Fleet commander after Kyiv claimed to have killed him. North Korea releases an American soldier who crossed the border from the South.
28/09/2023 • 14 minutes 24 seconds
Russia's Black Sea Fleet commander appears in video after Ukraine's claim of his death
Russia's Black Sea Fleet commander, who Ukraine claimed was killed in a missile attack, appears in a video released by Moscow. Israel's tourism minister travels to Saudi Arabia to attend a UN conference. The United Nations General Assembly concludes its 78th session in New York after days of discussions aimed at rebuilding trust and promoting global unity.
27/09/2023 • 14 minutes 36 seconds
U.S. recognizes Cook Islands and Niue as Biden hosts Pacific Island leaders
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visits Azerbaijan to strengthen ties and discuss recent tensions in Nagorno-Karabakh. The United States formally recognizes the Cook Islands and Niue as sovereign and independent states. China releases a white paper on its achievements and path to building a global community with a shared future.
26/09/2023 • 14 minutes 13 seconds
Thousands leave Nagorno-Karabakh for Armenia
Thousands of ethnic Armenians pack up to leave Nagorno-Karabakh. NASA's first asteroid samples fetched from deep space land in the Utah desert to cap a seven-year journey. The new government of Thailand has waived visa requirements for travelers from China for the next five months.
25/09/2023 • 17 minutes 18 seconds
Ukraine's Zelenskyy lobbies for aid in Washington
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy takes his campaign for support against Russia to Washington after addressing world leaders at the UN. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appeals to India for help in the probe into the murder of a Sikh activist, as the diplomatic fallout continues. Israel's foreign minister is optimistic about the prospects for the normalization of ties with Saudi Arabia early next year.
22/09/2023 • 12 minutes 57 seconds
Australia declares El Nino as wildfires rage
Firefighters in Australia are battling more than 60 wildfires as the country's east bakes under an unusual spring heatwave. Canada and India issue travel warnings to their nationals as a rift widens over the killing of a Sikh separatist leader. China says it is ready to work with UN Security Council members to bring an end to the conflict in Ukraine.
21/09/2023 • 15 minutes 41 seconds
India expels Canadian diplomat
Diplomatic row escalates between India and Canada over the killing of a Sikh separatist leader in Canada. U.S. national debt hits $33 trillion for the first time as a government shutdown looms. China and Russia agree to increase coordination on international and regional issues, as senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi visits Russia.
20/09/2023 • 13 minutes 47 seconds
Aging in China: Living with Alzheimer's
“Never too early, never too late”--that’s the theme of the 30th World Alzheimer’s Day, observed worldwide this year on Thursday, September 21st, focusing on risk factors and risk reduction for the disease. Yet the disease still has no cure, and an estimated two thirds of the people globally have little awareness of the Alzheimer’s. However, with aging as a great risk factor for the development of the disease, it has become an increasing challenge for fast aging countries like China. CGTN Radio reporters visited a nursing home in southwest China earlier this year and provide an in-depth coverage of the lives of those living with Alzheimer’s and the challenges in the country’s fight against the disease.
20/09/2023 • 35 minutes 9 seconds
World leaders at the UNGA look for unity over crises
World leaders mark a new phase of progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals at the UN General Assembly. Iran and the U.S. complete a prisoner swap after nearly 6 billion U.S. dollars of Iran's frozen assets was released. Senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi highlights an independent foreign policy for China and Russia when meeting his counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow.
19/09/2023 • 14 minutes 36 seconds
U.S. auto union threatens wider strike amid wage dispute
The United Auto Workers union threatens to escalate a strike if top U.S. automakers fail to offer wage increase. Libyans rally to provide humanitarian aid for the flood-devastated city of Derna. The China-ASEAN Expo is underway, with boosting trade and economic cooperation high on the agenda.
18/09/2023 • 16 minutes 35 seconds
Libya floods death toll soars to over 11,000
Libyan authorities are investigating whether human failings were to blame for thousands of flood deaths. Cuba hosts the G77 plus China Summit, focusing on science, technology and innovation. The son of U.S. President Joe Biden faces up to 25 years in prison after being indicted on federal firearm charges.
15/09/2023 • 15 minutes 21 seconds
Libya floods: death toll passes 6,000
Libyan officials place the death toll of catastrophic floods in eastern Libya at over 6,000. Meanwhile, foreign aid begin to trickle into Morocco nearly a week after a strong earthquake. Ukraine attacks Russia's Black Sea fleet and a shipyard in Crimea. Trials begin in Brazil for pro-Bolsonaro rioters who stormed the capital.
14/09/2023 • 15 minutes 34 seconds
Putin meets Kim in Russia's Far East
Over 10,000 people are still missing in Libya after Storm Daniel wreaked havoc, already claiming 5,000 lives. The death toll nears 3,000 in Morocco in the country's deadliest quake in six decades. Russian President Vladimir Putin meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
13/09/2023 • 16 minutes 58 seconds
Thousands feared dead in severe Libya flooding
Up to 2,000 people in Libya are feared dead following a powerful storm. Death toll from the Morocco earthquake soars to nearly 3,000 as search and rescue work continues. Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok.
12/09/2023 • 17 minutes 29 seconds
Morocco grapples with aftermath of deadly earthquake
In this special edition, we look at the devastating earthquake that struck Morocco. It is the worst quake the nation has seen in over six decades.
11/09/2023 • 18 minutes 37 seconds
China urges G20 to prioritize development
In this special edition, we will look at the major achievements of this year’s G20 summit and China’s push for global development. During his speeches, Chinese Premier Li Qiang called for efforts to prioritize development and promote economic globalization. He also reaffirmed China's commitment to opening up.
10/09/2023 • 24 minutes 46 seconds
AU to bid for G20 membership
It's autumn in the United States but people are not spared from the heat. Moscow condemns the U.S. supply of weapons containing depleted uranium to Ukraine. The G20 Summit is set to debate the Africa Union's membership.
08/09/2023 • 13 minutes 42 seconds
Egypt resumes flights to Sudan
Egypt has resumed direct commercial flights to Sudan. Last month was the hottest August on record globally. Chinese Premier Li Qiang calls for a path towards peace and development at the ASEAN Plus Three Summit.
07/09/2023 • 16 minutes 22 seconds
Ex-Proud Boys leader sentenced to 22 years in Jan. 6 case
A former Proud Boys leader is sentenced to 22 years in prison for involvement in the January 6 Capitol riot. African leaders call for global conversation on carbon tax. Chinese Premier Li Qiang addresses the ASEAN-China Summit in Jakarta, hailing their strong ties.
06/09/2023 • 14 minutes 57 seconds
Russia ready to revive grain deal once its demands are met
Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia will return to the Black Sea grain deal, if the restrictions on Russian agricultural products are lifted. Chinese Premier Li Qiang is attending this year's ASEAN Summit in Jakarta. The military junta in Gabon swears in its leader as interim president.
05/09/2023 • 17 minutes 24 seconds
ASEAN Summit to open in Jakarta
The 43rd ASEAN Summit opens on Tuesday in Indonesia. Somalia's government is appealing for international help in areas liberated from the armed group al-Shabab. U.S. President Joe Biden visits Florida to see the damage caused by hurricane Idalia.
04/09/2023 • 15 minutes 49 seconds
South Africa probes fatal fire in downtown Johannesburg
South Africa investigates the causes of the fatal fire in Johannesburg that killed over 70. The African Union suspends Gabon's membership in response to Wednesday's military coup. The Russian foreign minister says Moscow is ready to return to the Black Sea grain deal if its demands are met.
01/09/2023 • 16 minutes 55 seconds
Military in Gabon names transitional leader
Idalia bringing trouble to the U.S. southeast. Beninese President is paying a four-day state visit in China. The military junta in Gabon names the head of the presidential guard as the transitional leader.
31/08/2023 • 10 minutes 8 seconds
Sudanese army chief in Egypt
Sudanese army chief visits Egypt. British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly visits China. Idalia is expected to become a major hurricane.
30/08/2023 • 14 minutes 27 seconds
China, U.S. pledge open communication on trade
China and the U.S. agree to open new communication channels between their commerce departments. Residents and activists in Fukushima call for an immediate stop to Japan's discharge of nuclear contaminated water. Trump trial in Washington DC is set for March 4.
29/08/2023 • 12 minutes 53 seconds
Senior Chinese and U.S. officials meet in Beijing on Trade
Commerce chiefs from China and the United States meet in Beijing to discuss trade. Russia confirms the death of Wagner's chief after DNA tests. West African regional bloc ECOWAS is hopeful that diplomatic efforts to resolve the Niger coup will work.
28/08/2023 • 15 minutes 7 seconds
Trump turns himself in at Georgia jail
Donald Trump turns himself in at a Georgia jail to face racketeering and conspiracy charges. Maui county sues the Hawaii electric company over wildfire negligence. Russian President Vladimir Putin offers condolences to the families of the ten victims of a plane crash north-west of Moscow.
25/08/2023 • 13 minutes 23 seconds
BRICS to include six new member countries
In this special edition of the Top Story, we look back at the BRICS summit in South Africa's commercial capital Johannesburg.
24/08/2023 • 15 minutes 53 seconds
India celebrates as lunar rover takes first step on the moon
India becomes the first country to land a spacecraft near the moon's South Pole. Russian authorities say Wagner boss Yevgeny Prigozhin died in a plane crash. More than 1,000 people are still missing following catastrophic wildfires on the Hawaiian island of Maui.
24/08/2023 • 12 minutes
BRICS summit: China urges actions to build a better world
At the BRICS summit in South Africa, China urges actions to build a better world. The King of Thailand approves Srettha Thavisin as the new prime minister. Canadian wildfires evacuees wait to return home.
23/08/2023 • 12 minutes 14 seconds
President Xi in South Africa for BRICS Summit and state visit
Chinese President Xi Jinping pays a state visit to South Africa and attends the BRICS Summit. Japan plans to release contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant on Thursday. Biden visits Maui after devastating wildfires.
22/08/2023 • 12 minutes 13 seconds
Chinese President attends BRICS summit, pays state visit to South Africa
Chinese President Xi Jinping calls for enhanced friendship and cooperation between China and South Africa as he attends the BRICS summit in the country. Tropical storm Hilary brings heavy rains and flooding to southern California. Bernardo Arevalo wins Guatemala's presidential election in landslide.
21/08/2023 • 15 minutes 18 seconds
ECOWAS military leaders stress need to restore democratic rule in Niger
Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend the BRICS summit in Johannesburg next week and pay a state visit to South Africa. Military leaders of ECOWAS stress commitment to ensuring democratic rule returns in Niger. Thousands scramble to flee fast-moving wildfires threatening parts of Canada's Northwest Territories.
18/08/2023 • 13 minutes 20 seconds
West African military leaders meet to discuss Niger coup
West African military leaders meet in Ghana to discuss their options in response to the coup in Niger. More than a week after the Hawaii fires, only five victims have been identified so far. Nearly 80 people have died in rain-related incidents in northern India.
17/08/2023 • 13 minutes 50 seconds
Hawaii wildfire deaths reach 106
The number of people killed in the Hawaii wildfires climbs to 106; more than 1,300 are still missing. Niger's military junta says it is open to talks to resolve the crisis triggered by last month's coup. At least 50 people are injured in Japan due to impacts from Tropical Storm Lan.
16/08/2023 • 15 minutes 28 seconds
Niger's junta to charge ousted president with treason
The military junta in Niger is to prosecute the ousted president for high treason and undermining the security of the country. Donald Trump is charged with conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election result in the state of Georgia. The number of people killed in the catastrophic wildfires in Hawaii continues to rise.
15/08/2023 • 14 minutes 56 seconds
Hawaiian residents angry over lack of warning as wildfire deaths hit 93
The number of people killed by wildfires on the Hawaiian island of Maui rises to 93. Niger's military leaders have reportedly agreed to hold talks with the West African bloc ECOWAS. A far-right populist candidate's surprise win in Argentina's presidential primary election.
14/08/2023 • 12 minutes 30 seconds
Surviving a stormy trip aboard train K396
In this special edition of the Top Story, we look back at a touching story that unfolded in Beijing as heavy rainfall and flooding wreaked havoc in the northern parts of China.
12/08/2023 • 20 minutes 20 seconds
Hawaii wildfires kill over 50 people
The number of people killed in raging wildfires on Hawaii's Big Island and Maui has risen to 53. Typhoon Khanun has forced evacuations, and caused flooding and power outages as it swept through South Korea. And the West African regional bloc has ordered the activation of its standby force to restore constitutional order in Niger.
11/08/2023 • 14 minutes 59 seconds
Ecuador presidential candidate assassinated at campaign rally
A candidate in Ecuador's presidential election has been assassinated during a campaign rally. Leaders from the West African bloc ECOWAS will meet on Thursday to discuss the situation in Niger. At least six people have been killed as raging wildfires sweep through the Hawaiian island of Maui.
10/08/2023 • 15 minutes 13 seconds
Amazon countries pledge to combat deforestation, protect the rainforest
Eight South American countries in the Amazon basin have agreed to launch an alliance to combat deforestation and protect the rainforest. Nigeria says the country and the West African regional bloc - ECOWAS - prefer a diplomatic and peaceful solution to the situation in Niger. And China has allocated more than 100 million dollars for agriculture disaster relief support in the aftermath of devastating flooding.
09/08/2023 • 15 minutes 44 seconds
Fighting erupts in Ethiopia's Amhara region
Intense fighting has erupted in Ethiopia's northern Amhara region, with militia fighters taking over some towns and districts. West African leaders are expected to hold another meeting over the situation in Niger after the military junta defied an ultimatum to reinstate the ousted government. Extreme weather events continue to cause destruction in various countries in Asia, Europe and North America.
08/08/2023 • 12 minutes 48 seconds
At least 30 killed, over 100 injured in train accident in Pakistan
At least 30 people have died after a train derailed in southern Pakistan. Niger's military coup leaders have ordered the country's airspace closed until further notice, citing a threat of foreign military invasion. A meeting held in Saudi Arabia in search of a path towards peace in the Russia-Ukraine conflict has ended with support for further consultations.
07/08/2023 • 12 minutes 21 seconds
Trump pleads not guilty to 2020 election charges
Former U.S. President Donald Trump has pleaded not guilty to conspiring to overturn the 2020 election result. Protesters have taken to the streets of Niger in a peaceful demonstration, calling for an end to sanctions imposed by West African states. Beijing has begun counting the costs from this week's devastating floods, while neighboring Hebei Province is still battling surging waters.
04/08/2023 • 12 minutes 57 seconds
Erdogan calls for restoration of grain deal in call with Putin
The presidents of Turkiye and Russia have discussed the Black Sea grain deal in a phone conversation.
ECOWAS says it will only intervene in Niger to restore deposed President Mohammed Bizouma as a last resort.
And security has been tightened ahead of former U.S. President Donald Trump's court appearance on charges of allegedly plotting to overturn the 2020 election result.
03/08/2023 • 13 minutes 54 seconds
Trump charged with conspiring to overturn 2020 election result
Former U.S. President Donald Trump has been charged with conspiring to overturn the 2020 presidential election result. The first French military plane carrying European nationals from Niger has arrived in Paris as countries begin to evacuate citizens. And more than a million people have been relocated after deadly flooding in China's Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region.
02/08/2023 • 11 minutes 8 seconds
11 killed in Beijing floods
Authorities in China say 11 people have been killed following intense rainfall in Beijing. Niger's military has detained several senior politicians after it seized power last week. And Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says Palestinian factions have agreed to begin a new reconciliation process.
01/08/2023 • 13 minutes 47 seconds
Suicide bomb kills more than 40, injures more than 100 in Pakistan
More than 40 people have been killed and over 100 others were injured in a suicide bomb attack at a political rally in northwest Pakistan. West African leaders have threatened to use force if the military junta in Niger does not reinstate President Mohammed Bazoum within a week. And heavy rains have killed at least two people in Beijing.
31/07/2023 • 14 minutes 14 seconds
Chinese leader in Chengdu for World University Games opening ceremony
The Chinese president is in Chengdu for the opening ceremony of the World University Games. The UN demands the immediate release of Niger's president. And the Russian president pledges to export grain to Africa.
28/07/2023 • 13 minutes 58 seconds
Tourists flee Rhodes Island
Wildfires continue to rage in Greece. The Turkish President says China's development poses no threat. And Thursday marks the 70th anniversary of the armistice on the Korean Peninsula.
27/07/2023 • 13 minutes 23 seconds
Russia-Africa Summit to discuss food exports
Leaders from African countries are attending a summit with Russia in St. Petersburg. Typhoon Doksuri kills one in the Philippines. Senior Chinese diplomat calls for addressing global security challenges.
26/07/2023 • 15 minutes 11 seconds
Chinese authorities set out economic agenda for second half of 2023
China has set out the economic agenda for the second half of the year. Wildfires are still raging in Greece. Global and cyber security challenges top the agenda at a BRICS meeting.
25/07/2023 • 10 minutes 55 seconds
Popular Party wins Spain's election but short of majority
The conservative Popular Party has won the most seats in the election in Spain, but not enough for an absolute majority in parliament.
Tens of thousands of protesters have gathered in Israeli cities against a judicial overhaul.
At least 16 people have been killed due to a building collapse in Cameroon's business hub Douala.
24/07/2023 • 14 minutes 16 seconds
Russia continues to attack southern Ukraine as Kyiv begins using U.S. cluster munitions
Russia continues to attack Ukraine’s Black Sea ports in what Moscow says is a retaliatory move. Various countries in Asia, Europe, North Africa and the Americas grapple with persistent heatwaves and torrential rains amid rising temperatures. Japan is pushing ahead with its plan to release one million tonnes of wastewater from the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant.
21/07/2023 • 15 minutes 9 seconds
Three shot dead, six wounded in New Zealand ahead of FIFA Women's World Cup kickoff
A gunman has killed two people before he was gunned down by police in New Zealand just hours before the opening of the FIFA Women's World Cup. Russian President Vladimir Putin will participate in the BRICS summit in South Africa next month via video link as he has an arrest warrant against him. Several people have been shot in Kenya during a new round of nationwide protests against tax hikes and the high cost of living.
20/07/2023 • 15 minutes 26 seconds
Record heat scorches countries in multiple continents
Record high temperatures engulf various parts of the world, as persistent heatwaves sweep through multiple continents. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky says grain exports should continue despite Russia's withdrawal from the Black Sea grain deal. Former U.S. President Donald Trump says he expects to be indicted in connection with the January 6 Capitol riot.
19/07/2023 • 13 minutes 23 seconds
Russia pulls out of Black Sea grain deal
Russia withdraws from the Black Sea grain deal. Flash flooding kills at least five people in the U.S. while Spain fights raging wildfires. Tunisia and the European Union agreed to tackle illegal migration from the North African country to Europe.
18/07/2023 • 15 minutes 39 seconds
Bridge linking Crimea to Russia attacked
Russia says two people are dead after an explosion on the Crimea bridge. China's GDP expands by 5.5 percent in the first half of of 2023. Representatives of the Sudanese army reportedly return to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for talks with the paramilitary RSF.
17/07/2023 • 14 minutes 35 seconds
Ukraine receives first batch of U.S. cluster bombs: military
The Ukrainian military says it has received the first shipment of the banned cluster munitions from the U.S. The UN says 87 bodies have been discovered in a mass grave Sudan's West Darfur region. And China and ASEAN countries reaffirm their commitment to advancing their Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.
14/07/2023 • 13 minutes 54 seconds
NATO summit ends with new security guarantees and financial support for Ukraine
The NATO summit concludes in Lithuania with new security guarantees and financial support for Ukraine. A United Nations report says 122 million more people have been forced into hunger worldwide compared to 2019 due to multiple crises. Iran's president is visiting Africa.
13/07/2023 • 15 minutes 18 seconds
NATO offers no timeline for Ukraine's membership
NATO leaders agree to give Ukraine membership when conditions are met. East African leaders call for an immediate ceasefire and a no-fly zone in Sudan. More than 40 people have been killed in monsoon floods triggered by torrential rains across north India.
12/07/2023 • 14 minutes 15 seconds
Turkiye agrees to support Sweden's NATO membership
Turkiye agrees to support Sweden's bid to join NATO. The World Meteorological Organization says the beginning of July was the hottest week on record for the planet. East African leaders hold a summit to seek solutions to the conflict in Sudan.
11/07/2023 • 13 minutes 16 seconds
China, Solomon Islands consolidate ties
China and the Solomon Islands have announced their Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. UN Secretary General Antonio Gueterres condemns reports of airstrikes in Sudan that have allegedly killed 22 people. Thousands protest across Israel as parliament votes on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's judiciary reform bill.
10/07/2023 • 12 minutes 46 seconds
Japan's nuclear regulator approves release of Fukushima wastewater
Japan's nuclear regulator gives green light to the release of the Fukushima wastewater. China-U.S. relations are under the spotlight as U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen meets Chinese officials in Beijing. The NATO chief says Sweden's alliance membership is within reach despite opposition from Turkiye.
07/07/2023 • 15 minutes 26 seconds
Ukraine, Russia trade sabotage accusations over Zaporizhzhia plant
New concerns arise over the safety of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant as Ukraine and Russia trade sabotage plot accusations. UN nuclear watchdog chief tries to reassure Fukushima residents of water safety while Japan's neighboring countries and environmentalist continue to oppose Tokyo's nuclear wastewater discharge plan. Relief work is underway in southwest China after rain-triggered floods killed 15 in Chongqing.
06/07/2023 • 14 minutes 55 seconds
Israel begins to withdraw from Jenin, strikes Gaza
Israel carries out air strikes on the Gaza Strip as the military begins to withdraw from Jenin. Japan's plan to release radioactive wastewater from Fukushima has angered its neighbors including China and South Korea. Egypt and Turkiye re-establish diplomatic ties after a decade of frosty relations.
05/07/2023 • 18 minutes 40 seconds
IAEA presents findings of Japan's Fukushima discharge plan
The U.N. nuclear watchdog chief is in Japan to present the agency's findings after reviewing the country's plan to release nuclear wastewater into the sea.
At least ten Palestinians have been killed in Israeli drone strikes on the West Bank's city of Jenin.
France's mayors hold anti-riot rallies calling for an end to the unrest in the country as signs of de-escalation begin to emerge.
04/07/2023 • 13 minutes 46 seconds
France struggles to quell unrest
French authorities have arrested about 3,000 people as the country struggles to quell the unrest sparked by the police killing of a teenager.
China, Japan and South Korea hold a forum on trilateral cooperation in Qingdao.
A shooting leaves two people dead and 28 others wounded in Baltimore, Maryland.
03/07/2023 • 13 minutes 41 seconds
French police officer faces voluntary homicide charges for boy's death
The French police officer accused of shooting a 17-year-old boy in Paris faces voluntary homicide charges. A court in Britain declares the government's plan to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda unlawful. The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali is set to end after operating in the country for a decade.
30/06/2023 • 14 minutes 21 seconds
Heavy security around Paris after police shoot teenager
Riots erupt in Paris after police shot and killed a teenager during a traffic stop. At least 12 people are dead when a Russian missile hit a crowded restaurant in Kramatorsk in eastern Ukraine. More than a dozen people have died in Texas under an oppressive heatwave.
29/06/2023 • 13 minutes 15 seconds
Wagner boss Prigozhin arrives in Belarus
The Belarusian President says Wagner Group leader Yevgeny Prigozhin has arrived in his country. Japan has completed its trial operations of the major equipment necessary for releasing the nuclear contaminated water amid wide spread protests. African leaders have met in Angola to discuss the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo amid growing concerns over stability in the region.
28/06/2023 • 15 minutes 57 seconds
Premier Li highlights China's ability to sustain high quality economic development
Chinese Premier highlights the country's ability to sustain high quality economic development. Russian President Vladimir Putin has given Wagner Group members three options. Extreme weather events have wreaked havoc in several countries.
27/06/2023 • 16 minutes 19 seconds
Russian Defense Minister reappears since deal to end Wagner mutiny
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reappears for the first time since a deal to end the Wagner Group mutiny. Several world leaders meet Chinese leaders in Beijing ahead of the Summer Davos in Tianjin. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is to be sworn-in for a second term after his party claimed a landslide victory in the country's second vote in five weeks.
26/06/2023 • 14 minutes 13 seconds
Premier Li: China, France share common strategic, holistic perspective
Chinese Premier Li Qiang says in Paris that China, France share common strategic, holistic perspective. All five people on board the missing Titan submersible are dead as evidence suggests a "catastrophic implosion". And record high temperatures trigger highest alert in Beijing.
23/06/2023 • 14 minutes 3 seconds
Chinese Premier in France during tour in Europe
Chinese Premier Li Qiang presents a three-point plan for deepening China-France cooperation. Heavy clashes have broken out in the Sudanese capital as the latest ceasefire expires. China is marking the Dragon Boat Festival.
22/06/2023 • 14 minutes 47 seconds
China, Germany agree to work on climate change
China and Germany agree to work closely on tackling climate change. The search continues for a missing sub with five people on board in the depths of the Atlantic Ocean. The UN calls on countries near Sudan to keep their borders open for those fleeing the conflict.
21/06/2023 • 14 minutes 22 seconds
Chinese Premier meets German President, Chancellor in Berlin
Chinese Premier Li Qiang meets the German President and Chancellor during his visit to the country. Qatar and the United Arab Emirates reopen their respective embassies after the two Gulf states agree to end a six-year break in ties. Six Palestinians have been killed in raids conducted by Israeli troops in the West Bank.
20/06/2023 • 10 minutes 50 seconds
Greece rescue operation concludes with no new info
Chinese President Xi Jinping meets U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Beijing. Saudi Arabia's foreign minister visits Tehran to meet his Iranian counterpart. Search and rescue operations end in Greece following the sinking of a boat carrying migrants.
19/06/2023 • 12 minutes 14 seconds
IAEA chief: water sufficient to cool Zaporizhzhia plant
The head of the UN nuclear watchdog says Europe's largest nuclear facility is unlikely to return to full power following the damage to a major dam. NATO's secretary general says Ukraine won't become a member of the alliance until the conflict with Russia is over. Power is out in Gujarat after cyclone Biparjoy made landfall in the Indian state. The storm also affects neighboring Pakistan.
16/06/2023 • 12 minutes 6 seconds
Abbas visits Tiananmen Square
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas visits Tiananmen Square in Beijing as part of his four-day visit to China. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg reports "some progress" on Sweden's bid to join the alliance after a meeting in Ankara. Ukraine reports modest gains in its counteroffensive against Russia.
15/06/2023 • 12 minutes 30 seconds
China, Palestine establish strategic partnership
China and Palestine have announced the establishment of a strategic partnership. EU lawmakers are expected to pin down legislation over AI regulation this week. Former US President Donald Trump has pleaded not guilty to 37 criminal charges.
14/06/2023 • 13 minutes 46 seconds
NATO holds largest air defense drill
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is in Beijing for a four-day state visit. NATO holds its largest ever air force deployment exercise in Europe. Former U.S. President Donald Trump arrives in Miami to face federal criminal charges.
13/06/2023 • 14 minutes 51 seconds
Leaders of China, Honduras hold first talks since establishing ties
The presidents of China and Honduras hold talks in Beijing. Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi dies at the age of 86. Tokyo Electric Power Company has reportedly started a test run of its discharge facilities for releasing nuclear contaminated water.
12/06/2023 • 14 minutes 37 seconds
Honduran president on first state visit to China
Honduran President Xiomara Castro is in Shanghai to begin her first state visit in China. Hundreds are trapped on rooftops in southern Ukraine after a dam collapsed. Former U.S. President Donald Trump says a federal grand jury has indicted him over his handling of classified documents after leaving office.
09/06/2023 • 13 minutes 55 seconds
Honduran president heads to China for 1st time
Honduran President Xiomara Castro prepares for a visit to China beginning on Friday. Russia and Ukraine trade fresh accusations over damage to a pipeline crucial to the Black Sea grain deal. More than 400 wild fires are burning in Canada.
08/06/2023 • 14 minutes 35 seconds
Russia, Ukraine trade blames over dam breach
Russia and Ukraine blame each other for the destruction of a dam in the Kherson region. Millions in China take part in the annual college entrance exam, the Gaokao. Iran's embassy and consulate in Saudi Arabia reopen after a seven-year closure.
07/06/2023 • 13 minutes 26 seconds
Honduran president heads to China after establishing ties
Honduran President Xiomara Castro announces a visit to China upon the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Iran reopens its embassy in Saudi Arabia. Ukraine refutes Russian claims that a counteroffensive is underway in Bakhmut.
06/06/2023 • 13 minutes 18 seconds
World Environment Day: Beat Plastic Pollution
Rail services resume in Balasore, northern India after a three-train collision killed nearly 300 people. The theme of this year's World Environment Day is Beat Plastic Pollution. Oil prices jump on Saudi Arabia's move to cut production.
05/06/2023 • 15 minutes 19 seconds
RCEP agreement takes effect in the Philippines
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership takes effect in the Philippines. Foreign Ministers of BRICS countries reaffirm their commitment to strengthening cooperation. The U.S. Senate approves a debt ceiling and budget cuts package.
02/06/2023 • 16 minutes 22 seconds
U.S. House approves bill to lift $31.4 trillion borrowing limit
The U.S. House of Representatives passes a bill to lift the government's 31.4-trillion-dollar debt ceiling. Foreign ministers from BRICS countries are gathering for a meeting in South Africa. China's defense minister is attending the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore this week.
01/06/2023 • 14 minutes 24 seconds
Putin calls drone attack on Moscow "terrorist act"
Russian president Vladimir Putin calls the drone attack on Moscow a "terrorist act." A U.S. House committee passes the rule that outlines the debt ceiling debate as the bill heads to the floor. The Shenzhou-16 crew enters the Chinese space station, Tiangong.
31/05/2023 • 9 minutes 57 seconds
China launches new manned space mission: Shenzhou-16
China launches the Shenzhou-16 manned space mission. Russian authorities say a drone attack damaged several buildings in Moscow. Bola Tinubu has taken office as the 16th president of Nigeria.
30/05/2023 • 12 minutes 49 seconds
China to send first civilian astronaut into space
China will send first civilian astronaut into space. Turkiye's Erdogan wins the presidential run-off. A deal is reached in the U.S. to raise the country's borrowing limit.
29/05/2023 • 11 minutes 32 seconds
China to send first civilian astronaut into space
China will send first civilian astronaut into space. Turkiye's Erdogan wins the presidential run-off. A deal is reached the U.S. to raise the country's borrowing limit.
28/05/2023 • 11 minutes 32 seconds
Chinese Commerce Minister raises concerns over Washington's China trade policies
China's commerce minister raises concerns over U.S. trade policies to his U.S. counterpart at an APEC meeting. U.S. President Joe Biden and top congressional Republican Kevin McCarthy appear to be nearing a deal on the debt ceiling. Moscow and Minsk ink a deal to deploy Russia's nuclear weapons on Belarusian territory.
26/05/2023 • 13 minutes 11 seconds
DRC President visits China
The president of the DRC is paying his first state visit to China. Both Moscow and Kyiv have claimed victories in eastern Ukraine. Israel's parliament has passed a hotly-contested budget that will likely deepen political divisions within the country.
25/05/2023 • 13 minutes 32 seconds
China's new ambassador arrives in the U.S.
China's new ambassador to the United States arrives in New York. The EU foreign policy chief says several countries have begun training Ukrainian pilots on F-16s. Republican and Democrat leaders in the U.S. accuse each other of blocking progress in talks to raise the debt ceiling.
24/05/2023 • 13 minutes 4 seconds
Chinese expedition team reaches world's highest peak
A Chinese expedition team reaches the world's highest peak. A new ceasefire officially starts in Sudan. The Greek Prime Minister declines to seek a coalition.
23/05/2023 • 11 minutes 59 seconds
China summons Japan's ambassador over G7 hyping up China-related issues
China summons the Japanese ambassador over the G7 hyping up China-related issues. Greece's ruling party secures a win in the parliamentary election. The U.S. president rejects demands for spending cuts as "unacceptable."
22/05/2023 • 12 minutes 40 seconds
China, Central Asia pledge closer cooperation
China and Central Asian nations vow to boost ties. Syria's president arrives in Saudi Arabia for a regional summit. Floods kill many in Italy.
19/05/2023 • 17 minutes 41 seconds
Central Asian leaders gather in China for regional summit
Central Asian leaders gather in Xi'an for a summit with China. The Black Sea grain deal extends for 60 days. Europe pushes for more support for Ukraine. The UN seeks funding to calm the Sudan crisis.
18/05/2023 • 14 minutes 3 seconds
No agreement over U.S. debt limit
Talks over the U.S. debt ceiling fail yet again. Russia destroys a U.S. Patriot defense system. The China-Central Asia Summit will kick off on Thursday.
17/05/2023 • 10 minutes 25 seconds
UK to send Ukraine more weapons
The UK vows to provide more weaponry to Ukraine. Russia downs a UK long-range missile. A China-Central Eastern European Countries expo opens in eastern China.
16/05/2023 • 14 minutes 13 seconds
Turkiye to hold runoff election
Turkiye heads for a presidential runoff. Thailand's Move Forward Party claims election victory. Mozambique battles the worst cholera pandemic in years.
15/05/2023 • 15 minutes 15 seconds
Migrant crisis looms over the U.S.
Migrants rattle the U.S. after Title 42 ends. Britain sends long-range missiles to Ukraine. Violence continues between Israel and Palestine.
12/05/2023 • 13 minutes 26 seconds
Gaza militants fire rockets into Israel
Palestinian militants shell Israel in retaliation. Migrants amass along the U.S.-Mexico border as Title 42 ends. Talks are underway to extend the Black Sea grain deal.
11/05/2023 • 13 minutes 6 seconds
Debt limit impasse continues to unsettle U.S.
The U.S. remains at a standstill over the debt ceiling. Peace talks in Sudan are yet to make progress. Iran eyes growing business opportunities with Saudi Arabia.
10/05/2023 • 13 minutes 46 seconds
Sudanese pin hopes on Jeddah talks
The Sudanese pin hopes on peace talks in Saudi Arabia. Russia launches the largest attacks in months on Ukraine. China's foreign trade expands in the first four months of 2023.
09/05/2023 • 15 minutes 1 second
Syria regains Arab League membership
Syria is back into the Arab League after 12 years. Saudi Arabia and Iran are set to reopen embassies. Biden renews calls on Congress to pass gun control laws as another shooting rattles Texas.
08/05/2023 • 14 minutes 43 seconds
Russia blames U.S. for masterminding Kremlin attack
Russia accuses the U.S. of plotting the attack on the Kremlin. A seven-day ceasefire in Sudan is in tatters. A U.S. jury finds Proud Boys members guilty.
05/05/2023 • 12 minutes 45 seconds
Ukraine denies flying drones to Kremlin
Ukraine denies links to the Kremlin drone attack. France rejects a referendum proposal on the pension reform. Relations continue to improve among Middle Eastern states.
04/05/2023 • 13 minutes 59 seconds
Syria, Saudi Arabia work to mend fences
Syria and Saudi Arabia are working to improve ties. Sudan's warring parties announce a seven-day ceasefire. Russia takes aim at U.S. data on its casualties in Ukraine.
03/05/2023 • 11 minutes 32 seconds
Zero leads on Texas gunman who killed 5
Searches continue for a Texas gunman amid lack of leads. Sudan's warring sides are ready for talks. Hong Kong's economy sees better performance.
02/05/2023 • 14 minutes 25 seconds
Sudan gets another 72-hour ceasefire
Sudan gets another 72-hour ceasefire. Spain sees the highest April temperature. The final phase of the Canton Fair kicks off.
01/05/2023 • 12 minutes 58 seconds
Ceasefire in Sudan extends for 72 hours
Warring sides in Sudan extend ceasefire agreement for 72 hours. The U.S. passes a bill to raise the debt ceiling by 1.5 trillion dollars. Asian countries register record high temperatures.
28/04/2023 • 14 minutes 14 seconds
Ceasefire at stake as fighting continues in Sudan
Rival forces in Sudan are battling on the outskirts of the capital, undermining a 72-hour truce. China hosts the fourth China-Central Asia Foreign Ministers' Meeting. The United States and South Korea have signed a high-stake military agreement. Columbia's government is going through a cabinet shakeup.
27/04/2023 • 12 minutes 55 seconds
Sudan's 72-hour ceasefire appears to be partially holding
A 72-hour ceasefire in Sudan appears to be partially holding. U.S. President Joe Biden announces he is running for re-election. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov blames the West for a deadlock over the future of a Black Sea grain deal. Concerns are growing among residents in Fukushima, Japan over severely damaged nuclear power plant reactors.
26/04/2023 • 8 minutes 56 seconds
Rival military factions in Sudan reach 72-hour ceasefire
A 72-hour truce is in place in Sudan. The U.S. bill to raise public debt ceiling remains in limbo. The Russian foreign minister warns at the UN that multilateralism risks collapsing. China's Canton Fair sees fruitful results.
25/04/2023 • 11 minutes 35 seconds
U.S. records over 160 mass shootings so far this year
Mass shootings spiral up in the United States. Sudan braces for a possible humanitarian crisis. A volcano in Colombia is about to erupt. Phase II of the Canton Fair gets underway in Guangzhou.
24/04/2023 • 11 minutes 4 seconds
First test flight of SpaceX Starship ends in explosion
The international community continues to appeal for peace and humanitarian assistance for the people in Sudan. Pension reform protesters in France force their way into the offices of the Paris Stock Exchange. The first test flight of SpaceX's Starship rocket ends in an explosion but still beats expectations. U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says the country has no plans to decouple with China.
21/04/2023 • 11 minutes 6 seconds
Renewed fighting in Sudan suggests latest ceasefire attempt fails
A new ceasefire attempt in Sudan appears to have collapsed. The European Union plans to impose restrictions on imports of Ukrainian grain. Electric vehicles dominate the Shanghai Auto Show.
20/04/2023 • 8 minutes 45 seconds
Rival commanders in Sudan fail to reach ceasefire
A 24-hour ceasefire agreement between the rival commanders in Sudan appears to have failed. The European Union agrees on landmark legislation to boost semiconductor production. The COVID-19 pandemic's lingering impact on college enrollment in the U.S.
19/04/2023 • 12 minutes 14 seconds
UN envoy sees no willingness from Sudan's warring sides for talks
A UN envoy sees no sign of willingness for negotiation between Sudan's government forces and paramilitary group RSF. Russia's foreign minister visits Brazil with Ukraine topping the agenda. China's economy grew 4.5 percent in Q1.
18/04/2023 • 10 minutes 8 seconds
Fighting in Sudan continues between government and paramilitary forces
Fighting in Sudan between the army and paramilitary forces continues. The Arab League holds an emergency meeting amid growing concerns over the situation in Sudan. Tensions are high on the Korean Peninsula as South Korea, the United States and Japan stage naval defense exercises. Cross-border ties between Hong Kong and Shenzhen are booming.
17/04/2023 • 10 minutes 18 seconds
Xi welcomes Brazil’s Lula for state visit
Chinese President Xi Jinping has welcomed his Brazilian counterpart Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in Beijing. The FBI has arrested a member of the U.S. Air National Guard over the leaks of classified documents. Sudan's army officials claim that a paramilitary group is illegally deploying troops in cities including Khartoum.
14/04/2023 • 9 minutes 9 seconds
Violence flares up in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
Violence flares up in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. President Lula of Brazil is in Shanghai as he begins his third state visit to China. The China-Laos Railway starts cross-border passenger services.
13/04/2023 • 11 minutes 9 seconds
UN Secretary General appeals for international aid to Somalia
The International Monetary Fund and World Bank spring meetings are underway. The Brazilian president's trip to China is expected to focus heavily on trade and investment. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres appears for international aid to Somalia. Exhibitors at the Hainan Expo are confident in the prospects of globalization in the post-pandemic era.
12/04/2023 • 10 minutes 45 seconds
Protests in the Philippines against military drill with the US
People in the Philippines protest against a military drill with the United States. Russia accuses Western countries of not adhering to disarmament agreements. Defense chiefs of U.S. and South Korea discuss leaked U.S. intelligence files. Ethiopia's prime minister sticks to a controversial decision to integrate regional special forces into federal security structures.
11/04/2023 • 8 minutes 35 seconds
Tensions flare in Middle East
The 3rd International Consumer Products Expo kicks off in Hainan, China. Israel blames rocket attacks from Gaza and Lebanon on Hamas. Food prices in the UK are rising at their fastest rate in 45 years. U.S. officials assess the damage caused by a wide-spread intelligence breach.
10/04/2023 • 12 minutes 13 seconds
French president tours Guangzhou at the end of China visit
French President Emmanuel Macron meets students in Guangzhou before wrapping up his three-day state visit to China. Israel has activated its Iron Dome missile defense system in Sderot amid warnings of rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip. The leaders of Russia and Belarus discuss expanding economic cooperation and bolstering defense ties.
07/04/2023 • 13 minutes 33 seconds
Xi calls for stable, dynamic China-France comprehensive strategic partnership
Chinese President Xi Jinping says China and France can work together to safeguard world peace during talks with visiting French President Emmanuel Macron. The U.S. National Weather Service puts parts of the states of Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio under a tornado watch. Israeli police have again clashed with Palestinians at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque.
06/04/2023 • 13 minutes 24 seconds
A French singer and his career in China
In this special edition, we will speak with Christophe Hisquin from France. Known as Dai Liang in China, he has created over 100 Chinese songs. Why and how has the Frenchman persisted in doing this all these years? What interesting experiences did he have when creating and singing these songs? And what changes has he witnessed in China's music industry?
05/04/2023 • 16 minutes 54 seconds
Trump in court
Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks out against charges following his court appearance. Russia threatens countermeasures in the face of neighboring Finland's NATO membership. Virgin Orbit goes into liquidation after the rocket-launching firm failed to find long-term funding.
05/04/2023 • 12 minutes 13 seconds
Macron, Von der Leyen to visit China
Finland officially joins NATO as the organization's 31st member. Former U.S. President Donald Trump arrives in New York for his arraignment. French President Emmanuel Macron and European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen will begin a three-day visit to China.
04/04/2023 • 12 minutes 32 seconds
Bulgaria holds 5th parliamentary election in 2 years
The Syrian foreign minister has visited Egypt for the first time in 12 years. Bulgaria is facing a political crisis amid its fifth parliamentary election in two years. Migrants at detention facilities along the U.S.-Mexico border are struggling for basic needs.
03/04/2023 • 11 minutes 48 seconds
U.S. hit by another train derailment in Minnesota
Another major train derailment hits the U.S. in a small town in Minnesota. Former U.S president Donald Trump is facing a criminal charge brought by a Manhattan grand jury. At least 31 people have died after a ferry caught fire in the Philippines.
31/03/2023 • 11 minutes 41 seconds
Investigators look into the cause of fire at Mexico-U.S. border
Investigators are looking into the cause of the fire that killed 39 migrants at the Mexico-U.S. border. Peruvian prosecutors are investigating President Dina Boluarte and former president Pedro Castillo for allegedly laundering money. IAEA chief Rafael Grossi visits the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine.
30/03/2023 • 10 minutes 53 seconds
New details of Nashville school shooting released
Authorities release new details in the Nashville school shooting. A fire at a migrant detention center in Mexico kills at least 38 migrants from Central and South America. Protesters in France hold another round of demonstrations against the new pension reform plan.
29/03/2023 • 14 minutes 19 seconds
Netanyahu delays judicial overhaul amid protests
Israel's prime minister has delayed his government's judicial reforms following mass protests in the country. Police in Tennessee are investigating a deadly mass shooting at a school in Nashville. Efforts are underway to help rebuild the U.S. town of Rolling Fork after it was devastated by a deadly tornado.
28/03/2023 • 11 minutes 32 seconds
Honduras has established formal diplomatic relations with China, recognizing the One-China principle as it cuts ties with Taiwan. Spain's first major wildfire of the year continues to burn, despite the efforts of hundreds of firefighters. Search and rescue efforts continue in storm-ravaged Mississippi after a tornado ripped through the southern U.S. state.
27/03/2023 • 13 minutes 19 seconds
TikTok seeks to allay American lawmakers' fears over national security. EU leaders are holding a two-day summit in Brussels. The South African president has admitted that many ideals of the constitution have not fully translated into practical solutions for citizens.
24/03/2023 • 13 minutes 41 seconds
New UN report points to "imminent" global water crisis
A new UN report points to an "imminent" global water crisis. The Fed raises the benchmark short-term rate by 25 basis points amid banking sector fears. Tanzania is on high alert after its first-ever reported cases of Marburg virus.
23/03/2023 • 12 minutes 18 seconds
In a world that is still fragile and prone to various challenges, how essential is cooperation for all of humanity? How can people from different countries help each other to prosper together, and most importantly, build a global community with a shared future?
In this special edition of The Top Story, we present you our audio documentary – Unified Future. These are the stories of people from different parts of the world that may shed light on an approach to dealing with complex issues facing the world today.
22/03/2023 • 30 minutes 17 seconds
LA school workers strike
Service workers at schools in Los Angeles County have begun a 3-day strike. South Sudan's president and first vice-president are trying to settle disputes. Thailand's King has dissolved Parliament.
22/03/2023 • 16 minutes 5 seconds
Xi meets Putin in Moscow
Chinese President Xi Jinping has met with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Moscow. The French government has survived two confidence votes in parliament. The European Union and international donors have pledged seven billion euros to help Turkiye and Syria recover from recent earthquakes.
21/03/2023 • 10 minutes 27 seconds
A journey of friendship
Chinese President Xi Jinping has called his visit to Russia a journey of friendship, cooperation and peace. UBS will buy Credit Suisse in a bid to calm the markets. A magnitude-6.8 earth quake has killed 15 in Ecuador and Peru.
20/03/2023 • 13 minutes 7 seconds
The Legacy of War: Iraq 20 Years On
At 5:34 a.m. of March 20, 2003, U.S. and coalition forces began the invasion of Iraq.
Twenty years have passed. What have the Iraqi people experienced in these two decades? What is their life like today? What progress have they made in rebuilding their country? To answer these questions, our reporters traveled to Iraq. Now they can bring you the story of this country and its people since the day war broke out 20 years ago.
20/03/2023 • 25 minutes 9 seconds
Major U.S. banks inject $30 billion to rescue First Republic Bank
America's largest banks have moved to shore up the country's fourteenth largest bank to ease fears that the regional lender could be the next to fall after the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank. The European Central Bank remains focused on battling sky-high inflation despite market turmoil over fears of a widening banking crisis. Tropical Cyclone Freddy has caused over 300 deaths in Malawi.
17/03/2023 • 13 minutes 52 seconds
Credit Suisse to borrow up to $54 billion from Swiss National Bank
Concern for the global banking system is spreading in Europe with a major lender taking steps to strengthen liquidity. Hundreds of thousands of public sector workers in the UK have walked out on strike - in what's believed to be the largest coordinated action since unrest began last year. Russian and U.S. defense ministers have discussed the drone downing incident over the phone.
16/03/2023 • 11 minutes 43 seconds
Moody's downgrades outlook on U.S. banking system to negative
U.S. credit rating firm Moody's has cut its outlook on the entire US banking system from stable to negative. Inflation in the U.S. is still rising at a fast pace after eight rate hikes from the Federal Reserve. The European Union has proposed wide-ranging reforms of its electricity market to accelerate a surge in renewables and to phase out the use of fossil fuels.
15/03/2023 • 11 minutes 54 seconds
German airports affected by strike
Striking workers have disrupted flights at several German airports amid a string of one-day labor actions related to pay disputes. US President Joe Biden has pledged to take action to ensure the safety of the country's banking system. Iran has praised China's role in the restoration of diplomatic ties with Saudi Arabia.
14/03/2023 • 12 minutes 40 seconds
Silicon Valley Bank Collapse
US officials say Silicon Valley Bank customers will have access to their deposits. Iran and Saudi Arabia have ended a seven-year split. The United Nation's envoy to Libya is trying to ensure that delayed Libyan elections happen by the end of this year.
13/03/2023 • 15 minutes 7 seconds
Norfolk Southern CEO apologies for Ohio derailment
The CEO of railway company Norfolk Southern has testified before a US Senate committee, saying he is "deeply sorry" about the rail accident in Ohio. Japan may be just weeks away from discharging radioactive wastewater into the Pacific Ocean, as the country awaits the go-ahead from the IAEA. Russia has launched its largest attack on Ukraine in weeks, causing widespread damage to cities including the capital.
10/03/2023 • 14 minutes 18 seconds
A Frenchman's footprints in China
French sinologist Moundhir Sajjad Bechari has traveled far and wide in China over the years. He witnessed China's development in a multifaceted manner. What does he think is crucial to achieve poverty alleviation in China's western regions? How could different parts of the country realize rural revitalization in his view?
10/03/2023 • 18 minutes 9 seconds
Germany searches ship allegedly involved in Nord Stream blasts
German federal prosecutors say they've searched a vessel suspected of involvement in last year's Nord Stream pipeline explosions. Russia says it's skeptical of US media reports suggesting that a pro-Ukrainian group is behind the Nord Stream attacks. The United States has launched a probe into railway company Norfolk Southern, whose train derailed and spilled toxic chemicals in Ohio last month.
09/03/2023 • 12 minutes 31 seconds
Nationwide strike against pension reform continues in France
France's nationwide strike against a planned pension reform continues. The UK has set out details of new legislation aiming to stop illegal immigration. U.S. and Mexican officials say two of four Americans kidnapped by gunmen in northeastern Mexico are dead.
08/03/2023 • 11 minutes 35 seconds
S. Korea to compensate Japan's wartime forced labor victims via donations
Foreign Minister Qin Gang says China will continue its role as a builder of world peace, a contributor for common development, and a defender of the international order. South Korea says local companies will compensate people forced to work under Japanese rule during World War II. The search continues for missing Americans kidnapped in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas.
07/03/2023 • 13 minutes 32 seconds
China endeavors to keep prices stable in 2023: top economic regulator
Officials say China will continue to make solid efforts to ensure sufficient supply and stable prices of necessities and energy in 2023. The French president has called for an end to the conflict in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Brazil is expected to boost investment in its railway sector in the coming years.
06/03/2023 • 13 minutes 43 seconds
China's political season 2023
China's top political advisory body and top legislature have started their annual sessions as the country strives to pursue a modernization attuned to its own reality. Main topics of discussion at the meetings include economic growth as well as the reform of party and state institutions.
05/03/2023 • 25 minutes
G20 countries call for multilateral cooperation to tackle global crises
The Chinese Foreign Minister at the G20 meeting in New Delhi has called for efforts to enhance multilateralism. US lawmakers have grilled the Biden Administration on the money earmarked for military and other aid to Ukraine. A power outage in Argentina has affected 20 million people.
03/03/2023 • 13 minutes 32 seconds
PM says human error caused train collision in Greece
The Greek prime minister says Tuesday's deadly train collision was caused by human error. Japan's lower house of parliament has approved a record budget of nearly 836 billion US dollars for fiscal year 2023. The Belarusian leader is wrapping up his 3-day state visit to China.
02/03/2023 • 13 minutes 4 seconds
Recovery efforts underway after trains collide in Greece
Emergency services race to find survivors among the charred wreckage of a train collision in Greece.
The UK Prime Minister has hailed a "new chapter" in the country's relationship with the EU.
Officials declare Nigeria's ruling party candidate as president-elect.
01/03/2023 • 12 minutes 56 seconds
Shipwreck leaves over 60 migrants dead off Italy
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is paying a three-day visit to China. The United Kingdom and the European Union have concluded a new post-Brexit trade arrangement for Northern Ireland. A shipwreck has left over 60 migrants dead in stormy weather off southern Italy.
28/02/2023 • 11 minutes 27 seconds
EU, UK to discuss deal over Northern Ireland
The heads of the European Union and the United Kingdom are expected to announce a new Brexit deal over the status of Northern Ireland. Vote counting continues after presidential and legislative elections in Nigeria. More Ohio residents living near the train wreck site in East Palestine are reporting symptoms of bronchitis.
27/02/2023 • 10 minutes 38 seconds
Ukraine-Russia conflict: one year on
China has called for international efforts to create conditions for the resumption of peace talks to resolve the Ukraine crisis. The country has released a paper stating its position on the political settlement of the Ukraine crisis, saying dialogue and negotiation offer the only viable solution.
24/02/2023 • 11 minutes 37 seconds
Winter storm set to impact millions in the U.S.
Search and rescue efforts in a collapsed coal mine in China resume. Kyiv wants new ports to be included in a one-year grain deal extension. Over 75 million Americans are under winter weather alerts.
23/02/2023 • 13 minutes 37 seconds
Brazilian rescuers in search for victims after catastrophic rain
Russia suspends participation in the last major nuclear arms control treaty with the United States. The UN says the recent earthquakes have left 1.5 million people homeless in Turkiye. Heavy rains and landslides have killed at least 46 in Sao Paulo.
22/02/2023 • 14 minutes 6 seconds
Russian President gives annual speech to parliament
Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a major address as Ukraine crisis nears a second year. Another strong earthquake hits Turkiye, killing at least six people and injuring hundreds more. An explosion at a metals plant in the U.S. state of Ohio leaves one dead and dozens injured.
21/02/2023 • 13 minutes 16 seconds
Munich Security Conference concludes
The annual Munich Security Conference has wrapped up with many Western countries calling for more arms deliveries to Ukraine as the conflict marks one year of fighting. North Korea has fired two short-range ballistic missiles, its third major weapons test this year. And over 36 people have died in Brazil as heavy rains lash northern Sao Paulo.
20/02/2023 • 10 minutes 25 seconds
Residents worry about long-term impacts following Ohio train derailment
The UN has launched an appeal to help more than five million people in southern Turkiye. American officials have promised to ensure that a town in Ohio affected by a chemical spill is safe. Munich is hosting the world's biggest security conference.
17/02/2023 • 11 minutes 1 second
Residents seek answers about Ohio train derailment
At least 40 migrants have died and about 25 others were injured in a bus crash in Panama. Residents of East Palestine, Ohio are demanding answers on whether they are safe from toxic chemicals following a freight train derailment. Russian attacks are intensifying in Ukraine's eastern regions while Kyiv has activated its air defense system.
16/02/2023 • 12 minutes 43 seconds
Motive unknown in U.S. campus shooting
The Iranian president is visiting China. The two countries have signed a number of bilateral cooperation documents. U.S. authorities are still looking for the motive behind the fatal shooting at Michigan State University. NATO's chief is calling on members to ramp up ammunition production to aid Ukraine.
15/02/2023 • 12 minutes 4 seconds
Syria approves of opening of border crossings for humanitarian aid
Syria has approved of the opening of two border crossings to facilitate the flow of earthquake aid. China's No. 1 central document this year highlights ensuring stable production, the supply of grain, and important agricultural products. Moscow and Kyiv both say they have launched attacks against each other on multiple fronts.
14/02/2023 • 11 minutes 11 seconds
Damaged roads and freezing weather hampering quake relief
The quake-affected areas in Syria and Turkiye are busy with the relief work while rescuers still try to find survivors. Moscow claims U.S. officials have admitted that they played a role in the Nord Stream pipeline explosions. Hundreds of thousands march in Madrid, Spain, demanding better health care.
13/02/2023 • 12 minutes 18 seconds
Facts about unilateral U.S. sanctions and long-arm jurisdiction
Earlier this month, China released a report on U.S. long-arm jurisdiction, accusing Washington of causing harm and threatening the international order and the international rule of law. What is U.S. long-arm jurisdiction as defined by its "minimum contacts rule" and "effects doctrine"? How far and how wide has it stretched all around the world? How has the U.S. gotten away with this policy?
13/02/2023 • 27 minutes 36 seconds
Search and rescue continues in Turkiye and Syria
Search and rescue continues despite freezing conditions in Turkiye and Syria. Political unrest in Peru rocks various industries across the country. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visits several European countries to seek more military support.
10/02/2023 • 10 minutes 29 seconds
UN calls for critical aid to reach Syria
UN humanitarian coordinators have pleaded for politics to be put aside and humanitarian work to begin in Syria. African countries are lending a helping hand to Turkiye and Syria after the earthquakes. The Ukrainian President has called on the UK to provide more modern weapons.
09/02/2023 • 11 minutes 32 seconds
Chinese rescue team arrives in Turkiye with advanced rescue instruments
A Chinese rescue team equipped with advanced rescue instruments has arrived in Turkiye. U.S. President Joe Biden delivers his second State of the Union address. The Russian Defense Ministry says its forces have attacked Ukrainian military targets on multiple fronts.
08/02/2023 • 15 minutes 58 seconds
International support pours in for Turkiye and Syria
International support is pouring in for Turkiye and Syria after two strong earthquakes rocked the two countries. Medical staff in the U.K. are staging a large-scale walkout for better pay and working conditions. The U.S. has implemented new humanitarian visa regulations to stop migrants from moving towards the border with Mexico.
07/02/2023 • 13 minutes 23 seconds
Rescue underway after powerful earthquake struck Turkiye
A 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Turkiye has killed more than 1,200 people in the country and neighboring Syria. Ukraine is reportedly replacing its defense minister, which is considered to have far-reaching consequences on the ongoing conflict with Russia. Chile has asked for international help to contain the raging wildfires in the country.
06/02/2023 • 14 minutes 19 seconds
Expats' Spring Festival stories in China
The Lantern Festival traditionally marks the end of the celebrations for the Spring Festival. In the past few days, tens of thousands of expats in China joined in the celebrations for the Year of the Rabbit, including Richard Anthony Mateus from the UK and Melo Ndlovu from the United States, both based in Qingdao. How did they spend the holiday and what are some of their observations of this traditional festival?
04/02/2023 • 30 minutes 35 seconds
EU-Ukraine Summit In Kyiv
Boosting European support for Ukraine tops the agenda at an upcoming summit between EU leaders and the Ukrainian President. UN General Assembly President Csaba Korosi hails China's role in world development. Peruvian lawmakers have rejected a proposal to move the 2024 elections forward to this year.
03/02/2023 • 10 minutes 35 seconds
China's outbound tourism sector sees rapid recovery
China's outbound tourism sector is seeing a rapid recovery. The U.S. will send its next military support package to Ukraine. The US Federal Reserve has increased its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis point.
02/02/2023 • 13 minutes 46 seconds
China ramps up efforts to stabilize labor market
China is stepping up efforts to stabilize the labor market as the country is witnessing a higher number of workers entering the job market this year. Searchers have found more bodies at the mosque in Pakistan that was struck by a suicide bomber on Monday. Protesters in France have taken to the streets to oppose government pension reforms.
01/02/2023 • 14 minutes 47 seconds
The IMF makes more optimistic estimate of global economic growth
The International Monetary Fund estimates the global economy to grow 2.9% in 2023. The United States has seen 44 mass shootings in January while a political stalemate makes gun control reform unlikely any time soon. The World Health Organization says COVID-19 remains a global health emergency but is reaching an inflection point.
31/01/2023 • 14 minutes 30 seconds
Calls for police reform increase across US after Tyre Nichols' death
Authorities say the COVID-19 situation in China's rural areas has remained stable during the Chinese New Year holiday. The Palestinian Authority has condemned new punitive measures by Israel. There have been mounting calls for police reform in the U.S. after the death of Tyre Nichols in Memphis.
30/01/2023 • 13 minutes 52 seconds
2022 sales of US military equipment to governments up 49%
A world economy report by the United Nations estimates that the Chinese economy will grow by 4.8-percent this year. Palestinians have fired two rockets in retaliation after an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank that killed nine people. Stats show that sales of U.S. military equipment to foreign governments have risen 49 percent.
27/01/2023 • 10 minutes 24 seconds
Global respondents approve of China's handling of pandemic: poll
A poll shows that nearly 90 percent of global respondents recognize China's accomplishments in Covid prevention and control. The U.S. will provide 31 Abrams tanks to Ukraine, fulfilling a request from Kyiv. Residents of the Asian community in Monterey Park, California are calling for stricter gun laws.
26/01/2023 • 10 minutes 55 seconds
China ready to work with LatAm, Caribbean countries: president
The Chinese president says China is ready to continue working with Latin American and Caribbean countries for progress. Classified documents have been discovered at the home of former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence. Germany has agreed to send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine.
25/01/2023 • 13 minutes 3 seconds
South American leaders meet for region's future
South American leaders are gathering in Buenos Aires, discussing topics that include regional development and a common currency between Brazil and Argentina.
Russia has expelled the Estonian ambassador to Moscow.
Japan's Prime Minister has addressed parliament, laying out his policy plans for the year.
24/01/2023 • 11 minutes 41 seconds
Suspect dead in California mass shooting
At least 10 people were shot dead during the Chinese New Year celebration in Monterey Park, California. Protesters in Peru are demanding the release of those detained after police raided a university in Lima. New Zealand's ruling Labour Party has chosen Chris Hipkins as its new leader.
23/01/2023 • 15 minutes 43 seconds
Migrant workers head home for New Year reunions
More migrant workers are returning home for the Chinese New Year under new COVID protocols. Officials in Washington have launched emergency measures to avert a financial crisis in the United States. Protests are taking place across France against the government's planned pension reforms.
20/01/2023 • 16 minutes 16 seconds
China releases white paper on green development
China has released a white paper detailing the country's achievements in green development. Thailand's economy is expected to benefit from flocks of travelers from China. New Zealand's Prime Minister is set to resign before the upcoming general elections.
19/01/2023 • 10 minutes 33 seconds
China reaffirms commitment to development at WEF
At the ongoing World Economic Forum, China has reaffirmed its commitment to development. China has adopted various measures to boost the nation's birth rate. Thailand is very likely to see a return of the tourist boom times as China re-opens its border.
18/01/2023 • 16 minutes 42 seconds
China's growth silver lining for world's recovery: Davos meeting president
The World Economic Forum president says China's growth will make a big difference. The Chinese economy continued to develop despite downward pressures last year. Singapore is to benefit from an influx of Chinese tourists.
17/01/2023 • 14 minutes 33 seconds
China and Egypt pledge to deepen cooperation
China has pledged to deepen cooperation with Egypt and speed up implementing the outcomes of the first China-Arab States Summit. The World Economic Forum has set an agenda to find cooperation areas despite disagreements. Searchers have found the black boxes of the plane that crashed in Nepal.
16/01/2023 • 13 minutes 54 seconds
Chinese FM pledges support for Gabon
China and Gabon vow to deepen bilateral cooperation. Brazil's business community is eager to re-establish connections with China after the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions. And we preview the World Economic Forum's annual Davos gathering scheduled for next week.
12/01/2023 • 13 minutes 20 seconds
China Africa's development partner: FM
China vows to continue to be Africa's development partner for common growth. Singapore says it will not impose travel protocols on Chinese arrivals. A breakdown in the air traffic control system caused massive flight delays across the United States.
11/01/2023 • 11 minutes 8 seconds
Restaurants prepare to welcome customers for Lunar New Year
Different sectors in China, including restaurants, are making preparations for the upcoming Lunar New Year. The Chinese foreign minister welcomes the ceasefire agreement in Ethiopia. Mexico, the United States and Canada have discussed cooperation to jointly tackle issues.
10/01/2023 • 12 minutes 6 seconds
Thailand counts on China for tourism recovery plan
People across China are getting ready for the upcoming Spring Festival. Thailand hopes Chinese tourists could help the country achieve its economic recovery plans. And participants are set to discuss the economy, security, and immigration at the North American Leaders' Summit.
09/01/2023 • 13 minutes 46 seconds
Russia orders ceasefire
China's Spring Festival travel rush starts tomorrow as people find it easier to travel under the new Covid rules. After 11 rounds of voting, the U.S. House of Representatives has failed to elect a speaker. Russia has ordered a 36-hour ceasefire.
05/01/2023 • 12 minutes 7 seconds
China, Philippines ink multiple deals to deepen cooperation
China and the Philippines have issued a joint statement pledging their commitment to deeper cooperation. The U.S. House of Representatives still doesn't have a speaker after six rounds of voting. And the world's largest trade show for consumer technology kicks off this week in Las Vegas.
04/01/2023 • 13 minutes 38 seconds
Philippine president expects new chapter in relations with China
The president of the Philippines is on a state visit in China with discussions involving agriculture, renewable energy, and more. U.S. Republicans have failed to elect a speaker in the first vote for the first time in a century. Economists are warning that the UK could face the worst recession among G7 nations.
03/01/2023 • 12 minutes 6 seconds
Philippine president visits China
The President of the Philippines is paying a state visit to China. Foreign nationals express their joy at China's move to scrap hotel quarantine and Covid testing for international arrivals. The International Monetary Fund chief is warning that a third of the world could be in recession in 2023.
02/01/2023 • 16 minutes 6 seconds
Lula sworn in for 3rd term
Chinese health departments and pharmacies are handing out fever medicines for free. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has taken office for the third time as Brazil's president. Croatia has officially become a member of the Schengen area.
01/01/2023 • 14 minutes 25 seconds
President Xi delivers New Year address to ring in 2023
Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a New Year address to ring in 2023 on Saturday.
30/12/2022 • 25 minutes
Manufacturers expand medicine production
Pharmaceutical companies in China are expanding production to help the nation cope with peak waves of COVID-19. Southwest Airlines is expected to resume normal operations after almost a week of winter chaos. Tunisia's ban on the manufacture and sale of single-use plastic bags is causing controversy.
29/12/2022 • 9 minutes 46 seconds
China shows signs of recovery from COVID-19
Beijing's nightlife is seeing clear signs of recovery after a round of COVID-19 infections. Russia has rejected a 10-point plan put forward by the Ukrainian president to end the conflict. U.S. transportation authorities look into Southwest Airlines meltdown and make sure the airline meets its obligations.
28/12/2022 • 11 minutes 3 seconds
Chinese citizens excited to go home under no-quarantine rule
Chinese citizens living abroad are planning trips home as they will no longer need to quarantine after January 8. More industrial actions could hit the UK throughout the holiday period into the New Year. An official says Libya has one last chance to lay the groundwork for elections.
27/12/2022 • 11 minutes 33 seconds
China to lower management of COVID-19
China will scrap quarantine requirements for inbound travelers and will no longer trace close contacts of patients. Travelers are carefully planning their international trips amid the impacts of inflation and a strong U.S. dollar. South Africa has welcomed the Dutch government's apology for slavery.
26/12/2022 • 14 minutes 21 seconds
President highlights agriculture sector with Chinese characteristics
The Chinese president is calling for more efforts to strengthen China's agriculture. Russia and Ukraine have spent the better part of 2022 engaged in conflict. And many people in Canada and the U.S. spent Christmas without power.
25/12/2022 • 12 minutes 50 seconds
Extreme winter weather affects 60% of American population
China is now looking to improve diagnostic efficiency and treatment for COVID-19. Meantime, Russian President Vladimir Putin says Western military aid to Ukraine will prolong the conflict. And sixty percent of the U.S. population is experiencing severe weather in what's being called a "once in a generation" event.
22/12/2022 • 13 minutes 40 seconds
Ukrainian president visits U.S.
Beijing continues to improve services for fever patients by transforming public venues into temporary clinics. Meantime, Russia steps up defense as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visits the United States. And various crises may dampen holiday celebrations.
21/12/2022 • 13 minutes 40 seconds
Australian FM visits China
Australia's foreign minister is in China for a two-day visit. Meantime, Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on his country's Federal Security Services to step up surveillance to prevent risk at home and abroad. And the United States has recorded 100 million COVID-19 cases.
20/12/2022 • 12 minutes 50 seconds
Jan. 6 panel refers Trump for criminal prosecution
China's annual central economic work conference says the government should implement the policy of gradually postponing the retirement age. Meantime, the U.S. congressional panel investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot has recommended criminal charges against former president Donald Trump. Uganda has removed Ebola related restrictions after 21 days without new cases.
19/12/2022 • 10 minutes 48 seconds
Economic stability top priority for China next year
Economic and financial officials in China have set consumption as a main tool to ensure economic stability. Meantime, the Title 42 immigration rule in the United States is about to expire. And the British government says it's resolute on nurses' pay despite threats of more strikes.
18/12/2022 • 13 minutes 10 seconds
Biodiversity in Australia – The Great Barrier Reef
Many environmental and marine scientists in Australia are saying that while they are doing what they can to combat climate change, more needs to be done on a local, national and global scale as habitats are constantly being lost and species are going extinct.
James Hyams is speaking with those scientists in Australia to assess the current environmental and biodiversity situation there.
17/12/2022 • 13 minutes 25 seconds
Biodiversity in Bavaria, Germany: chances and challenges
Data shows that over one third of native animal species and 26 per cent of plant species in Germany are endangered, which is mainly due to agriculture.
In Germany, about 50 per cent of its area is used for agriculture.
Today we follow Jackie Guigui-Stolberg to Bavaria, the largest of Germany's sixteen federal states, and find out how farming can play a role in both decreasing and promoting biodiversity.
16/12/2022 • 14 minutes 17 seconds
Chinese president addresses COP15
Chinese President Xi Jinping says the only way to protect the world's biodiversity is through global cooperation. Meantime, the United States is supporting the African Union to become a permanent member of the G20. And the UK's worst avian flu outbreak has severely disrupted turkey supplies.
15/12/2022 • 12 minutes 49 seconds
COP15 president optimistic about outcomes
The COP15 President says he is hoping the conference will reach an agreement to save the Earth's wonders. The United States has pledged more financial investment in Africa at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. And a United Nations report says humanitarian aid and local community interventions have helped avert famine in Somalia.
14/12/2022 • 12 minutes 6 seconds
China to offer 2nd COVID booster
China will offer a second booster dose for the elderly and those vulnerable to COVID-19. Protecting biodiversity in the oceans is the center of discussions at the UN conference in Canada. Africa and the Caribbean boost their shared culinary history to attract tourists.
13/12/2022 • 11 minutes 32 seconds
COP15 seeks ways to protect planet's future
China has held a national memorial ceremony for the victims of the Nanjing Massacre. Negotiators at COP15 are working to safeguard the future of wildlife and the environment. And China is assisting ECOWAS in the construction of its permanent headquarters.
12/12/2022 • 11 minutes 14 seconds
China to scrap travel code
China has announced plans to scrap an online code tracking people's travel history. Meantime, delegates at COP15 are working on a framework to help shape how the world's land and water are protected. And Uganda has received Ebola vaccine candidates to be used in a clinical trial.
11/12/2022 • 13 minutes 30 seconds
China, Saudi Arabia deepen relations
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Saudi Arabian leaders have agreed to bring the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries to higher levels. Meantime, the Iranian president says that the U.S. anger at Iran is due to the fact that Washington has failed to stop Iran's oil exports through sanctions. Peruvians have a new president in what has become a political pattern in recent years.
08/12/2022 • 15 minutes 25 seconds
UN chief appeals for more funds to help preserve biodiversity
Chinese President Xi Jinping is in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh to attend the first China-Arab States Summit. Meantime the European Commission has proposed a new package of sanctions against Russia. And negotiators from nearly 200 governments are in Montreal for the U.N. biodiversity conference, known as COP-15.
07/12/2022 • 11 minutes 9 seconds
China further lifts COVID restrictions in new guidelines
Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend the China-Arab summit and visit Saudi Arabia. Meantime, China has announced major adjustments to its COVID-19 response. And the second phase of COP-15, a United Nations Biodiversity Conference, gets underway in Montreal, Canada.
06/12/2022 • 11 minutes 46 seconds
Memorial for late Chinese leader Jiang Zemin held in Beijing
A memorial service for late Chinese leader Jiang Zemin has been held in Beijing. Meantime, the European Union, the G7 and Australia's 60-dollars-per-barrel price cap on Russian seaborne oil comes into force. And the United States is experiencing a surge in respiratory illnesses.
05/12/2022 • 15 minutes 26 seconds
OPEC+ decides to keep output unchanged
The three astronauts of China's Shenzhou-14 manned space mission have returned to Earth safely. The OPEC+ grouping has agreed to keep its oil output targets unchanged. And, the Biden administration is considering a limit on the number of asylum seekers to help ease immigration.
04/12/2022 • 14 minutes 59 seconds
Jiang Zemin's great, glorious life
Former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin died on November 30, 2022 due to leukemia and multiple organ failure. We look at the life and achievements of the former Chinese leader.
02/12/2022 • 14 minutes 40 seconds
Macron discusses impact of U.S. Inflation Reduction Act with Biden
The body of late Chinese leader Jiang Zemin has been moved to Beijing ahead of a memorial service next week. Meantime, U.S. President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron have held a closed-door meeting at the White House. And Russia blames NATO for the escalation of tensions in eastern Europe, while Ukrainian condemns Russian barrage on its electricity infrastructure.
01/12/2022 • 11 minutes 24 seconds
China in mourning for the passing of former leader Jiang Zemin
National flags fly at half-mast throughout China to mourn death of Jiang Zemin. French President Emmanuel Macron is on his second state visit to the U.S. Also, the European Union is seeking to set up a U.N.-backed specialized court to investigate possible Russian war crimes in Ukraine.
30/11/2022 • 14 minutes 9 seconds
Shenzhou-15 and Shenzhou-14 crews meet in Tiangong space station
China successfully launched the Shenzhou-15 manned space mission. Also, NATO allies have promised more arms and other equipment for Kyiv to help restore Ukrainian power. And an employee at the Walmart in Virginia where a supervisor fatally shot six people last week has filed a lawsuit against the company.
29/11/2022 • 15 minutes 39 seconds
China-Laos Railway symbol of friendship
The Lao president is visiting China as the China-Laos Railway marks its one-year anniversary this weekend. Meantime, Russia says its troops are not withdrawing from the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. And the white gunman who killed 10 black shoppers and workers at a supermarket in Buffalo has pleaded guilty to murder.
28/11/2022 • 10 minutes 30 seconds
Russia, Ukraine agree to export grain, fertilizer
China has unveiled the crew for its next space station mission. Meantime, Russia and Ukraine have agreed to renew a deal allowing for grain and fertilizer exports. And Central America is facing a long-term challenge in recovering from the hurricane season.
27/11/2022 • 12 minutes 32 seconds
Anwar Ibrahim sworn in as Malaysian PM
The Chinese president holds talks with the Cuban president in Beijing. Meantime, Anwar Ibrahim has been sworn in as the 10th Malaysian prime minister. And COVID-19 remains the third leading cause of death in the United States.
24/11/2022 • 15 minutes 5 seconds
Cuban president visits China
The Cuban president pays a three-day state visit to China. Meantime, deadly explosions have rocked two bus stations in Jerusalem. And at least six people have been killed in a mass shooting at a store in Virginia.
23/11/2022 • 12 minutes 24 seconds
Deadly factory fire in Henan
Local officials in Henan vow to make every effort to treat the injured and investigate a deadly fire at a factory. Meantime, the number of people killed in an earthquake in Indonesia has surpassed 260, and Nigeria is on the brink of a deepening food crisis.
22/11/2022 • 16 minutes 5 seconds
Security of financial system under discussion
Participants at the 2022 Financial Street Forum are discussing the security of China's financial system. Meantime, an earthquake in Indonesia has killed over a hundred people, and doctors in the United States are urging the Biden administration to declare a health emergency.
21/11/2022 • 15 minutes 4 seconds
China, U.S. resume talks on climate change
China welcomes the resumption of formal talks on climate change with the United States. Meantime, the UN Climate Change Conference in Egypt has wrapped up, and the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant has been hit by overnight explosions.
20/11/2022 • 8 minutes 51 seconds
China calls for a peaceful, stable Asia-Pacific with a shared future
The Chinese president calls for efforts to build a peaceful and stable Asia-Pacific region with a shared future. Meantime, daily sessions at the UN Climate Change Conference are coming to a close in Egypt, and Nancy Pelosi says she's stepping down as Speaker of the House of Representatives.
17/11/2022 • 9 minutes 32 seconds
China, Indonesia to further enhance strategic cooperation
Leaders of China and Indonesia agreed in a joint statement to further enhance strategic cooperation. Meantime, Egypt may extend the UN Climate Change Conference as countries try to strike major deals. Poland and NATO say the missile that crashed inside Poland was probably a stray fired by the Ukrainian air defenses rather than a Russian strike.
16/11/2022 • 9 minutes 2 seconds
China urges more cooperation in digital economy, transformation
Chinese President Xi Jinping is urging G20 members to strengthen cooperation in the digital economy. Meantime, Former U.S. President Donald Trump launched a bid to regain the presidency in 2024, and Poland says it has no concrete evidence showing who fired the missile that killed two people near its border with Ukraine.
15/11/2022 • 10 minutes 35 seconds
China puts forward three-point proposal on development at G20 Summit
Chinese President Xi Jinping puts forward a three-point proposal on global development at the G20 Summit in Indonesia. Meantime, U.N. climate experts have joined China's call for boosting South-South cooperation at the COP27 Climate Summit, and Republicans still remain hopeful that they will take control of the House of Representatives as results continue to trickle-in from the U.S. midterm elections.
14/11/2022 • 11 minutes 23 seconds
Chinese, U.S. leaders meet ahead of G20 Summit
The presidents of both China and the United States have reaffirmed their commitment to cooperation and open communication. Xi Jinping and Joe Biden had their first in-person meeting since Biden took office as U.S. president. They held bilateral talks ahead of this year's G20 Summit in Bali, Indonesia.
13/11/2022 • 15 minutes 10 seconds
ASEAN summit opens in Cambodia
The summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations opens in Phnom Penh under the theme of "Addressing Challenges Together." Meantime, vote counting is still underway in the key U.S. midterm elections, which will shape the U.S. politics in the next few years. Also, trade union workers protest in Britain and France amid high inflation.
10/11/2022 • 9 minutes 44 seconds
Tech companies display products at World Internet Conference
The Chinese premier holds talks with his Cambodian counterpart on strengthening bilateral cooperation. Also, tech companies display their latest products at the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, and control of the U.S. Congress still hangs in the balance following the midterm elections.
09/11/2022 • 12 minutes 27 seconds
China, Cambodia to further solidify ties
The Chinese premier arrives in Cambodia for a series of leaders' meetings on East Asia cooperation. Also, millions of Americans cast ballots in the midterm elections, and the COP27 president has announced the Sharm El Sheikh Adaptation Agenda at the ongoing Climate Summit.
08/11/2022 • 11 minutes 19 seconds
Global brands try to appeal to more Chinese customers at CIIE
Global brands equipped with cutting edge technologies are trying to appeal to more customers in the Chinese market at the fifth China International Import Expo.
07/11/2022 • 13 minutes 48 seconds
China to further improve use of cyberspace
China has outlined its efforts and achievements to improve its use and governance of cyberspace in a white paper.
06/11/2022 • 12 minutes 34 seconds
Chinese President Xi Jinping has met with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Beijing. Scholz is the first European leader to visit China after the conclusion of the 20th CPC National Congress.
03/11/2022 • 11 minutes 25 seconds
China, Pakistan solidify ties
China and Pakistan are reinforcing their support for one another, as leaders of the two countries meet in person in Beijing.
02/11/2022 • 11 minutes 49 seconds
Tensions mounting on Korean Peninsula
North Korea launched more than 10 missiles on Wednesday morning, its latest response to joint military drills between the United States and South Korea.
01/11/2022 • 14 minutes 35 seconds
The visit to China by the general secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam is expected to inject new momentum into bilateral ties. Nguyen Phu Trong is the first foreign leader to visit China since the 20th CPC National Congress.
31/10/2022 • 12 minutes 14 seconds
Lula da Silva wins presidential election in Brazil
Former Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva has won the country's presidential election. The 77-year-old says he wants to restore the country's more prosperous past.
30/10/2022 • 13 minutes 37 seconds
CPC leadership visits old revolutionary base
General Secretary Xi Jinping stressed the need to promote the founding spirit of the CPC and strive in unity for fulfilling the goals set by the recent Party congress.
27/10/2022 • 13 minutes 33 seconds
China's economic recovery
China's industrial economy has shown more positive signs of recovery, and foreign companies say they are planning to invest more in the country.
26/10/2022 • 11 minutes 3 seconds
Authorities reaffirm commitment to promoting cross-Strait ties
A spokesperson with the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office has emphasized the significance of the report to the 20th CPC National Congress.
25/10/2022 • 10 minutes 25 seconds
What Rishi Sunak means for the UK as Prime Minister
Britain now has a new prime minister as Rishi Sunak assumed office, becoming the UK's third leader in seven weeks.
24/10/2022 • 10 minutes 29 seconds
The Chinese modernization
A key report to the 20th CPC National Congress has charted the course for building China into a modern socialist country in all respects.
23/10/2022 • 11 minutes 40 seconds
China's environmental improvements
Chinese officials say the country has seen historic, transformative and sweeping changes in conservation and environmental protection through years of hard work.
20/10/2022 • 18 minutes 10 seconds
China's diplomacy in the new era
China has reaffirmed commitment to building a world of lasting peace through dialogue and consultation.
19/10/2022 • 15 minutes 41 seconds
Progress in China's judicial reforms
Legal authorities at the ongoing CPC National Congress in Beijing explained how China plans to improve the rule-of-law in the country.
18/10/2022 • 14 minutes 25 seconds
Foreign politicians upbeat about China's future
Leaders and officials from around the world say the ongoing CPC National Congress in Beijing offers inspiration and opportunity.
17/10/2022 • 14 minutes 20 seconds
China's economy continues to recover
Authorities say China's economy posted a notable recovery trend in the third quarter. The remarks were made at the first press conference after the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China opened.
16/10/2022 • 17 minutes 21 seconds
CPC national congress is coming
The 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China will open on October 16 in Beijing. More than two thousand delegates will take part.
13/10/2022 • 14 minutes 17 seconds
China's efforts to safeguard food security
As the world prepares to observe World Food Day on October 16, many small farmers in China are rolling up their sleeves to help ensure food security. China has awarded these farmers for their role and contribution in developing the local agricultural sector in villages across the country.
12/10/2022 • 13 minutes 55 seconds
First class from China's space station lab module
Astronauts aboard China's space station have livestreamed a science lecture for the first time from the Wentian lab module. The "space teachers" introduced the lab module, conducted experiments, presented in-orbit plant growth research, and interacted with students on Earth.
11/10/2022 • 12 minutes 46 seconds
Conflict in Ukraine escalates
Ukraine has seen around 20 people killed so far, and the country's emergency services have put the entire country on alert for strikes. Meanwhile, G7 leaders are to hold a virtual meeting to discuss their support for Ukraine.
10/10/2022 • 16 minutes 53 seconds
Blasts rock multiple Ukrainian cities
Multiple explosions have rocked Ukrainian cities including Kyiv. The blasts happened one day after Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Kyiv of orchestrating an explosion on a crucial bridge linking Crimea to Russia.
09/10/2022 • 11 minutes 35 seconds
Oil output reduction to start in November as US voters head to polls
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies are ready to cut oil production by two million barrels a day starting from November. The move is the biggest reduction since the start of the pandemic.
05/10/2022 • 8 minutes 25 seconds
U.S. national debt exceeds 31 trillion dollars
The national debt of the United States has exceeded 31 trillion dollars for the first time. A report from the Treasury Department shows the country's fiscal conditions are worsening as the Federal Reserve is trying to fight surging inflation by raising interest rates.
04/10/2022 • 13 minutes
China's major waterways add impetus to socioeconomic development
China's major waterways play a vital role in supporting economic development.
03/10/2022 • 12 minutes 19 seconds
Great Rivers on major water systems in China
The Songhua River in northeastern China connects many industrial cities and has facilitated the Heilongjiang Pilot Free Trade Zone.
02/10/2022 • 15 minutes 1 second
China honors fallen heroes on Martyrs' Day
People across China have paid tribute to the nation's martyrs at historical sites, memorial halls and cemeteries.
29/09/2022 • 6 minutes 34 seconds
China, Japan mark 50 years of normalization of ties
Trade activities and people-to-people exchanges between China and Japan have become more and more frequent in recent years.
28/09/2022 • 8 minutes 38 seconds
Developing countries benefit from China's agricultural technologies
China's agricultural technology and smart devices are helping farmers in many Asian countries. China has also redoubled efforts to expand agricultural cooperation with African countries.
27/09/2022 • 7 minutes 15 seconds
Tourism in different countries regains vitality
September 27 marks the 43rd World Tourism Day. People are celebrating this year's World Tourism Day with tourism recognized as a crucial pillar for development.
26/09/2022 • 9 minutes 31 seconds
Chinese farmers celebrate harvest festival
Friday marks this year's Chinese farmers' harvest festival. First launched in 2018, the festival coincides with the autumn equinox. China has been stabilizing grain output with various measures.
22/09/2022 • 13 minutes 39 seconds
Ukraine, Russia carry out largest prisoner swap
Ukraine and Russia have carried out their largest prisoner exchange since the start of their conflict in February. As a result, 215 Ukrainians, including 124 officers, returned home.
21/09/2022 • 7 minutes 43 seconds
UNGA general debate opens
The General Debate of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly has opened in New York.
20/09/2022 • 11 minutes 54 seconds
Chinese foreign minister meets Kissinger
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has said the pressing priority for China and the U.S. is to properly handle the Taiwan question.
19/09/2022 • 14 minutes 48 seconds
World leaders gather for UN General Assembly
World leaders will confront the reeling world economy, the conflict in Ukraine and climate change at the United Nations General Assembly this week.
18/09/2022 • 8 minutes 47 seconds
China, Russia beef up cooperation within SCO framework
Chinese President Xi Jinping says Beijing is ready to work with Moscow to play a leading role in injecting stability into a changing world.
15/09/2022 • 9 minutes 58 seconds
China cooperates with other SCO members in different fields
China has pledged to consolidate partnerships with other Shanghai Cooperation Organization member countries. Experts say the organization's summit is essential to building trust among the participants.
14/09/2022 • 11 minutes 17 seconds
President Xi arrives in Kazakhstan for state visit
Chinese President Xi Jinping has stressed the need to carry forward good-neighborly friendship and further deepen mutually beneficial cooperation with Kazakhstan.
13/09/2022 • 10 minutes 23 seconds
Leaders of SCO member countries to meet in Samarkand
This year's Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit will issue the Samarkand Declaration on the organization's position on international politics and economy.
12/09/2022 • 8 minutes 22 seconds
UN chief calls for solidarity in South-South cooperation
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says South-South cooperation is critical for developing countries to adapt to climate disruption and address the global health crisis.
11/09/2022 • 8 minutes 55 seconds
New mineral on moon discovered by Chinese scientists
Chinese scientists have discovered a new mineral from the moon samples retrieved by the Chang'e-5 probe. The country has also for the first time determined the concentration of Helium-3 from Chang'e-5 lunar soil samples and its extraction parameters.
08/09/2022 • 7 minutes 14 seconds
Armed police, medical teams and individuals make joint efforts in Sichuan
The Chinese People's Armed Police Force has delivered material supplies and transferred villagers cut off from the outside world due to the landslides triggered by the earthquake. Medical rescue teams and pandemic prevention teams are working in the affected counties of Luding and Shimian to ensure pandemic control and prevention.
07/09/2022 • 7 minutes 26 seconds
Putin criticizes Western sanctions
The seventh Eastern Economic Forum is underway in Vladivostok, Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin says the "sanctions fever" in the West is a threat to the whole world.
06/09/2022 • 10 minutes 27 seconds
Authorities step up emergency resettlement in quake-hit counties
Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for all-out efforts for the earthquake rescue and relief work in Sichuan Province. Local authorities have been stepping up emergency resettlement in quake-hit Luding and Shimian Counties.
05/09/2022 • 7 minutes 32 seconds
The 2022 China International Fair for Trade in Services concludes
Authorities say this year's CIFTIS has demonstrated China's determination to open wider to the global market. China will further deepen global cooperation to enhance CIFITS's global influence, while injecting new impetus into the global economic recovery.
04/09/2022 • 12 minutes 23 seconds
IAEA chief leaves Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant
The International Atomic Energy Agency has inspected and left the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. Over 20,000 metric tonnes of wheat has arrived in Africa from Ukraine, destined for Ethiopia.
01/09/2022 • 6 minutes 45 seconds
Enterprises provide green solutions for carbon neutrality at CIFTIS
Enterprises provide green solutions for carbon neutrality at the ongoing CIFTIS. The African Chamber of Commerce in China calls for better regional integration among African countries for better trade relations with China.
31/08/2022 • 8 minutes 9 seconds
IAEA team heads to Zaporizhzhia
A team from the International Atomic Energy Agency is heading towards the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. Gazprom is suspending gas supplies through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline from Russia to Europe.
30/08/2022 • 5 minutes 52 seconds
The Taliban works on steering Afghanistan out of domestic and international struggles
August 30th marks one year since the U.S. pullout from Afghanistan. The Taliban is still working on steering the country out of domestic and international struggles.
29/08/2022 • 10 minutes 13 seconds
Afghanistan faces challenges one year after U.S. troops left
It's been a year since U.S. troops withdrew from Afghanistan. The country is now facing challenges at home and internationally, including an economic crisis and limited medical resources.
28/08/2022 • 9 minutes 4 seconds
Governments around the world take measures to battle heatwaves
Continued heatwaves have wreaked havoc in many places across the world. Local governments of various countries are beefing up efforts to tackle the extreme weather.
25/08/2022 • 8 minutes 45 seconds
Europe faces unprecedented drought
Europe is likely to experience its worst drought in at least 500 years. Analysis from the European Union's Joint Research Center shows two thirds of Europe is under drought warning or alert. Experts have warned of reduced agricultural output, hampered shipping and insufficient electricity production.
24/08/2022 • 7 minutes 46 seconds
China, South Korea celebrate 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations
Diplomatic relations between China and South Korea are marking their 30th anniversary. Both sides have expressed strong will to deepen bilateral ties and cooperate for common development.
23/08/2022 • 7 minutes 10 seconds
Drought continues along Yangtze River causing shortage of power
China has seen an unprecedented rise in temperatures this summer, leading to one of the worst heatwaves the country has faced in the last 60 years.
Sichuan Province is among the worst-hit regions across China.
Temperatures climbing above 40 degree Celsius have damaged crops and slowed manufacturing activity.
22/08/2022 • 10 minutes 34 seconds
China witnesses major improvements in medical technology, talent reserve
Official data shows the number of licensed physicians and assistant physicians in China has reached four million.
18/08/2022 • 8 minutes 26 seconds
UN outlines Secretary-General's agenda for Ukraine visit
The spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General has outlined the topics to be addressed during the meeting with the leaders of Ukraine and Türkiye. Farhan Haq says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will focus on what he can to essentially lower the temperature as much as possible in Ukraine.
17/08/2022 • 10 minutes 56 seconds
Separatists, external forces will never hinder China's reunification: defense chief
Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe says there is no good end to "Taiwan independence" and interference by external forces will never succeed.
16/08/2022 • 9 minutes 19 seconds
William Ruto wins Kenya's presidential election amid dispute
Kenya's electoral commission has declared Deputy President William Ruto winner of the country's presidential election. Official results show Ruto won 50.5 percent of the vote, while veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga won 48.8 percent.
15/08/2022 • 9 minutes 44 seconds
One year since the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan
It's been a year since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan after the withdrawal of U.S. and NATO troops.
14/08/2022 • 14 minutes 14 seconds
Efforts against COVID-19 resurgence continue in Hainan
Local authorities say Hainan Province has registered more than 2,800 confirmed COVID-19 cases and over 2,300 asymptomatic carriers since the province's current resurgence began on August 1.
11/08/2022 • 8 minutes 55 seconds
Majority backs China's human rights stance: survey
A global survey based on people from 22 countries on five continents shows that over half of the respondents support China's approach to human rights even as Western countries blast its record.
10/08/2022 • 10 minutes 51 seconds
China releases white paper on Taiwan question, reunification in new era
China's State Council has issued a white paper on the Taiwan question and the reunification of China. The document reaffirms that Taiwan is part of China.
09/08/2022 • 11 minutes 22 seconds
South Korean foreign minister visits China
South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin is in China for a three-day visit. Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying says China will take this visit as an opportunity to enhance communication, cooperation, and the momentum of bilateral ties.
08/08/2022 • 9 minutes 30 seconds
Politicians and experts slam Pelosi's visit to Taiwan region
Former senior officials and experts have rebuked U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's recent visit to Taiwan, calling the visit provocative. They say it seriously violates the one-China principle and international law and jeopardizes regional peace and stability.
07/08/2022 • 9 minutes 58 seconds
China sanctions Pelosi over her Taiwan visit
China has decided to impose sanctions against U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her immediate family members over her recent visit to the Taiwan region. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying says Pelosi insisted on visiting Taiwan despite constant warnings from the Chinese government.
04/08/2022 • 8 minutes 5 seconds
China's Foreign Minister praises relationship with ASEAN
The Chinese Foreign Minister says that China and ASEAN have made gratifying progress in relations. Wang Yi made the remarks as he attended the China-ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Cambodia.
03/08/2022 • 10 minutes
Chinese FM denounces US House Speaker's visit to Taiwan
The Chinese foreign minister has denounced U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan. Wang Yi made the remarks in Cambodia where he attends a series of meetings on East Asia cooperation.
02/08/2022 • 11 minutes 18 seconds
Pelosi's Taiwan visit will fuel geopolitical tensions: experts
Chinese authorities have reacted with strong statements to U.S. House of Representatives speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to China's Taiwan region.
01/08/2022 • 25 minutes
PLA celebrates Army Day
Monday, August 1st, marks the Army Day in China and the 95th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army. Officers and soldiers across the country celebrate the event with various activities.
31/07/2022 • 8 minutes 14 seconds
China expo on consumer products to boost global brands' access to huge market
The China International Consumer Products Expo is set to wrap up in Hainan.
Li Yunqi has been covering the expo over the past the few days and he shared his insights into the event and how it helped businesses find opportunities in China's consumer market.
28/07/2022 • 17 minutes 1 second
Chinese FM attends SCO Foreign Ministers' meeting
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is in Uzbekistan for a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
Wang will also pay an official visit to Uzbekistan, as well as to Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, during the trip.
The visits are expected to deepen high-quality cooperation between China and the three Central Asian countries.
27/07/2022 • 9 minutes 18 seconds
China and Indonesia are set to expand cooperation
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indonesian President Joko Widodo have pledged to expand bilateral cooperation during a meeting in Beijing.
People in business circles say the meeting between the two leaders will help improve economic cooperation between the two major economies in Asia.
26/07/2022 • 6 minutes 27 seconds
Established global brands seek to further tap into China's consumer market
Many global brands see the International Consumer Products Expo as a platform to expand their presence in China, with foreign brands taking 80 percent of the floor space.
They also examine strategies to appeal to the evolving consumer market in China.
25/07/2022 • 8 minutes 31 seconds
China International Consumer Products Expo kicks off in Hainan
The China International Consumer Products Expo has kicked off in Haikou, the capital of Hainan Province.
This year's event is expected to help boost consumer spending as it gradually recovers from the COVID-19 outbreaks.
24/07/2022 • 7 minutes 42 seconds
Japan regulators approve Fukushima water release into sea
Japan's nuclear regulators have approved a plan to release water from the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
The foreign ministry says that regulators deemed it safe to release the water into the Pacific, even though it will still contain traces of tritium after treatment.
21/07/2022 • 6 minutes 58 seconds
Sunak Truss in runoff to replace Johnson as UK leader
British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss and former Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak will battle it out to become the next prime minister after surviving the fifth round of voting.
Sunak is seen as the favourite after he led in all five rounds of voting among Conservative Party parliamentarians.
20/07/2022 • 8 minutes 42 seconds
Ranil Wickremesinghe elected as new Sri Lankan president
Ranil Wickremesinghe has won the vote in parliament to be the next president of Sri Lanka.
He was the acting president after former leader Gotabaya Rajapaksa resigned last week amid the country's worst economic crisis in seven decades.
19/07/2022 • 8 minutes 14 seconds
Beijing ramps up efforts to boost economy this summer
The Chinese capital's business sectors are in full swing as the summer holiday gets underway.
To boost the tourism sector, the host city of the 2022 Winter Olympics is opening its iconic competition venues to the public.
Beijing is also issuing coupons worth nearly 15 million U.S. dollars to promote spending at restaurants.
18/07/2022 • 7 minutes 38 seconds
BA.5 Omicron subvariant more contagious than previous strains, expert
A new strain of COVID-19 is triggering fears over a new wave of infections around the world. The BA.5 Omicron subvariant is dominant in the U.S. Professor Wu Zhiwei says the new variant is tuned to evade immunity, making it more contagious than previous strains.
17/07/2022 • 7 minutes 20 seconds
China's GDP expands 2.5 pct in H1
China's gross domestic product expanded 2.5 percent in the first half of 2022 amid COVID-19 outbreaks and a complex international environment.
14/07/2022 • 10 minutes 42 seconds
Russia and Ukraine make progress on grain talks
Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and the United Nations are due to sign a deal aimed at resuming Ukraine's Black Sea grain exports.