CGTN Originals

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  • Future of AI with Kai-Fu Lee

    As its potential becomes more and more visible in the tech world, the global pursuit to develop artificial intelligence is intensifying. There are two big players in the global Artificial Intelligence market today. The U.S. and China. In this Full Frame episode, host Mike Walter talks with Chin...

  • Moon landing: Then & Now

    Fifty years ago, on July 20th 1969, man first walked on the moon.At the time it was a seemingly impossible achievement. By now, many people expected humans would be regular visitors to the lunar surface and would have put their first footprints on Mars. Neither has happened.
    However, in this new...

  • World's highest stadium

    El Alto Municipal Stadium is more than 4,000 meters above sea level. The world’s highest stadium can be found in El Alto, Bolivia’s second-largest city.

  • Brazil's gun laws

    Brazil recorded 64,000 murders in 2017. That’s three times higher than the level the United Nations classifies as endemic violence.And gun clubs in Brazil have reported a surge in interest ever since Jair Bolsonaro was elected President in October of 2018.

  • Venezuela explained

    What is going on in Venezuela? Veteran reporter Roselena Ramirez breaks down the Venezuelan crisis in under 3 minutes.

  • Rare Colombian frogs undercut illegal traffickers

    Colombia is home to more than 700 frog species – boasting one of the greatest varieties in the world. But, that abundance has attracted animal traffickers.
    The rare species are being poached to sell to high-paying collectors.

  • Conservation effort uses bats

    Better known as the Mexican Batman, Rodrigo Medellin is the founder of ‘Bat Friendly Tequila,’ an initiative to save the Blue Agave, the primary ingredient in tequila.

    Bats depend on the plant for food and the plant depends on the bats for natural pollination. For the last 150 years, tequila d...

  • Blind dining popular in Mexico City

    A “hard-to-see” dining trend has grown over the past decade. It’s centered around eating in the dark.
    From Switzerland to the U.S., more people are ready to pay top dollar for the experience.
    Blind dining has taken hold in Mexico City, with a charitable aim.

  • Recycling bottle caps to help kids

    Child cancer is an issue affecting communities and countries worldwide, and a number of charities and medical organizations are dedicated to combating it.
    In Mexico, one organization seeking to help sick kids has worked out a way to raise money from even the most marginalized communities and get...

  • Chinese kids learn etiquette

    It's said that money cannot buy happiness, but in China it apparently can buy you manners. French native Guillaume Rue de Bernadac started an etiquette company in Shanghai five years ago. He says demand for his courses has surged for both children and adults.
    For his clients, it’s a delicate bal...

  • Contamination of Paraguay's biggest lake worsens

    A beloved landmark on the threat of extinction.
    Paraguay’s biggest lake is contaminated. And, by all accounts, is dying.
    For now, there are only short-term solutions to save it.

  • Malnutrition stunting growth of children

    According to the U.N., more than 44% of Pakistani children under the age of five suffer from stunted growth due to chronic malnutrition.
    Neither the body nor brains of these children develop as they normally should prompting health experts there to call for greater efforts at intervention.

  • Human impact in the world

    The numbers are alarming. In mid-May, thermometers hit 29 degrees Celsius in northwestern Russia, near the Arctic Ocean, where the average high temperature that time of year is only 12 degrees Celsius.
    Around the same time, scientists measured the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmospher...

  • Brazil's best woman football player

    One of the players to watch in the Women's World Cup is Brazil’s forward, Marta Vieira da Silva.
    See how she became known as the best female football player of all time.

  • Mexico’s cowboys preserve tradition

    In this digital age dominated by technology – cultures around the world are finding it harder to pass down traditions shaped by simpler times. In Mexico, we see teenagers turning away from a lifestyle that includes sombreros and mariachi music.
    The Charro, or Mexican Cowboy – the personification...

  • Clinical trial in US holds promise for sickle-cell patients

    Sickle cell disease is debilitating, disproportionately striking people of African descent. In the United States, one in 12 African-Americans has the illness. Now, there’s hope for a cure through a promising new treatment at one of the world’s leading health agencies.

  • Mexico cracks down on illegal migration

    Mexico is making good on its promises to Washington to crack down on illegal migration. Detentions are up and so are deportations.

  • Peruvian Creole music taking on new forms through culture

    Popular at concerts and at home Creole music brings together a blend of European classical music, African rhythms and melodies of native Peru.

  • The history of tea and how it travelled from China to Brazil

    Some call it cha, some call it chai. Different names for tea a drink that’s popular around the world. It’s been consumed in China for thousands of years, but it only made its way to Brazil in the early 19th century.

  • The lockdown: One month in Wuhan

    At 10 a.m. on January 23, Wuhan went into lockdown. This was done to stop a deadly virus from spreading further across the nation. It was one day before Chinese New Year's Eve, a major travel day for people planning to return home for the holidays. This documentary is dedicated to all those who'v...