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Huawei keeps connecting to Africa

Since Shenzhen-based Huawei had expanded to Africa in 1999, the telecommunications giant has opened training centers in seven African countries, a research and development center in Johannesburg, South Africa, and a network operations center in Cairo, Egypt.

Canada and China energy sectors strengthen connections

Canada and China have maintained strong business relations for the last forty-six years.

Australia's Central bank cuts cash rate to 1.75%

Australia's central bank has cut its cash rate a quarter point to an all-time low of 1.75 percent.

Chinese officers join patrols in Rome and Milan

A small group of Chinese police officers are in Italy, joining Italian officers in Rome and Milan on patrols in a two-week experimental project.

Damascus residents showing support for Aleppo

The people of Syria's capital Damascus are showing their support for their compatriots who are suffering in Aleppo. The increasing number of casualties is leading to a quite serious shortage of blood reserves in city hospitals, and many are going out of their way to give. At night, many are choosing to light candles and pray for those in danger, especially the children.

New measurement, fossils found at China's longest cave

A team of Chinese and French speleologists have determined that China's longest cave is around 186 kilometers long, 25 kilometers longer than a measurement from 2014.

Court investigation into Nanjing Massacre

Featuring prominently in the Tokyo Trials was an infamous event known as the Nanjing Massacre. It was a period of six weeks from December 1937, during which Japanese soldiers indiscriminately slaughtered and raped in the eastern Chinese city.

Aviation leaders to map out Asia-Pacific aviation path at New Zealand talks

Aviation industry leaders from around the Asia-Pacific region will gather in New Zealand this week to discuss how to manage unprecedented air traffic growth.

China's Five-Year Plan ep.3: Policies regarding the construction of an ecological civilization introduced

It's hoped the new subsidy will promote the use of electrical cars and have a knock-on effect for a cleaner environment. Policies regarding the construction of an ecological civilization have, for the first time, been introduced into a five-year plan.

Government aims to promote market-oriented electric vehicle industry

After 4 months of absence from the electric vehicle market, the Chinese government's new electric vehicle subsidy policy was released in April. But the amount of subsidies has been significantly reduced.

New energy vehicle market blossoms in China

China is looking to steer the way in revolutionary energy-efficient technology and this year's Beijing Autoshow bears testimony to that. At the show, more than 12 percent of the cars featured were new energy models. Pure electric cars took the spotlight.

U.S. urges Syrian gov't to uphold ceasefire commitment

The United States has urged the Syrian government to uphold its commitments to a nationwide ceasefire. But the White House also asserted that Germany's proposal to create safe zones on Syria's borders, to protect fleeing refugees, is not a viable alternative for now.

Japan's LDP seeking amendments ahead of summer elections

Since the begining of this year, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been vocally championing amendments to the constitution, a document which has never been revised since it took effect 69 years ago.

Studio interview: Tokyo Trials help lay foundation for order of int'l society after WWII

For more on we're joined in the studio by Mr. Yang Xiyu, a Senior Fellow from China Institute of International Studies. Welcome, Mr. Yang.

China marks 70th anniversary of international military tribunal

May 3rd marks the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, better known as the 'Tokyo Trials'. To honor the occasion, China released a series of books, related to the transcripts of the proceedings, in Shanghai last Thursday.

Expert: Tokyo Trials hold indisputable significance

A Japanese scholar says the importance of the Tokyo War Crimes Trials is beyond doubt due to its educational and historical significance. Onuma Yasuaki, professor emeritus of the University of Tokya says this is despite some right-wing politicians' attempts to undermine the trials.

Reckitt Benckiser apologizes to South Koreans

British consumer goods company, Reckitt Benckiser has apologised to South Korea for using a toxic chemical in its disinfectants for about 10 years. Seoul said their products caused the deaths of 95 people, while over a 100 are still unwell...

China-Mexico invests 140 million dollars in Citla Energy

The 1.2 billion dollar China-Mexico private equity fund managed by a World Bank unit announced that it was investing 140 million dollars in a U.S.- backed energy company in Mexico.

Wall Street closes higher as financials gain

American overnight markets rebounded from losses as financials gain with Berkshire Hathaway and weakness in the dollar eases worries about earnings for multinationals.

Caixin: China PMI contracts to 49.4 in April

China's factory activity shrank in April as new orders dropped on stagnated demand, according to a private survey conducted by financial information service provider Markit and sponsored by Caixin Media. China's official sources put the figure at 50.1, 0.1 lower than the previous month.

Heat wave continues unabated in northern India

The northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh is currently in the midst of a blistering heatwave, as residents struggle to go about their daily routines.

Demonstrations planned for 69th anniversary of Japan's constitution

Japan is marking the 69th anniversary of its constitution coming into force on Tuesday.

Iran & South Korea sign 19 cooperation deals

South Korea's President Park Geun-hye has met with Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran, on the second day of her high-level visit to Iran.

German & Austrian Defense Ministers hold talks on migrant issue

Germany's Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen is in the Austrian capital, Vienna for an official two-day visit. She has held talks with her Austrian counterpart Hans Peter Doskozil and a treaty was signed to significantly increase cooperation between their armed forces.

New camp built for displaced people in Iraq

Fighting between Iraqi forces and militants affiliated with the Islamic State group near the northern Iraqi town of Makhmour has displaced thousands of people. A new camp to accommodate them has been built outside the Kurdish town of Dibaga, west of Irbil.

Chaos in Turkish parliament over immunity

A Turkish parliamentary committee meeting has erupted in chaos once again following last Thursday's which gave rise to a fist fight. The ongoing row is over a contentious ruling-party proposal to strip legislators of their immunity from prosecution.

Scientists create world's tiniest light-powered engine

British researchers said Monday they have developed the world's tiniest engine -- just a few billionths of a meter in size -- which uses light to power itself.

Syrian refugee to carry Rio 2016 Olympic torch in Brasilia

Syrian refugee Daqqah Hanan, 12, who has been living in Brazil since 2015, will be one of the first 10 Brazilians that will carry the Olympic torch on Tuesday in Brasilia, where the torch will begin its journey through the South American country.

Feature: First U.S. cruise ship arrives in Cuba for historic voyage

U.S. cruise ship, Adonia, docked on Monday at Havana harbor, becoming the first U.S. cruise ship to cross the Florida Straits in more than half a century.

Sino-Italian police patrols launched in Italy

Police officers from China are to collaborate with police officers from Italy in two joint patrols in Rome and Milan in a program based on a Sino-Italian agreement launched here on Monday.

AIIB, ADB sign MOU on cooperation

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to strengthen cooperation, the AIIB said in a statement.

Humanoid robot 'Sophia' speaks Chinese

One of the world's largest tech events, the Global Mobile Internet Conference, is wrapping up Monday in Beijing. Thousands of tech freaks and geeks descended upon the Chinese capital to check out the latest advances. It was also an opportunity to meet and greet the coolest and most advanced robots, and even speak to them in Mandarin Chinese.

China's April manufacturing PMI hits 50.1

China's manufacturing activity slowed in April from March but remained in expansion territory for a second straight month. That's according to the official Purchasing Managers Index. The index declined to 50.1 in April from the previous month's 50.2. That came as activity in the non-manufacturing sector was well within the expansion zone.

First American cruise in decades docks in Havana

The MV Adonia cruise liner arrived in Havana Monday with about 700 passengers on board shortly after 9:00 a.m., the first U.S.-to-Cuba cruise by an American ship in over half a century.

Anger rises as Venezuela deals with steep recession

Anger rises as Venezuela deals with steep recession

China investigates into Baidu after student death

The Cyberspace Administration of China is to dispatch an investigation team, together with the Industry & Commerce authority and the Health authority, to investigate Baidu, a Chinese search engine giant, over the death of college student Wei Zexi.

US conference focuses on strategies to minimize spread of Zika virus

US conference focuses on strategies to minimize spread of Zika virus

Baghdad car bomb kills more than a dozen Shia pilgrims

Sixteen Shiite pilgrims were killed and 43 others wounded on Monday in a suicide car bomb explosion in the southern Iraqi capital of Baghdad, a police source told Xinhua.

48-hour ceasefire extension excludes Aleppo

48-hour ceasefire extension excludes Aleppo

House prices soar in cities around first-tier areas

While Hong Kong's house prices are experiencing consecutive declines, the Mainland's real estate market continued to show signs of a rise in April. But the rise is taking place around first-tier cities, not in them.

Sub-anchor: Billions of yuan swindled every year

For more on this, we are joined in the studio by CCTV's Jin Yingqiao.

Studio interview: Challenges in combating trans-border cases

To give us some analysis, we're joined by Liu Huawen. He's a research fellow at the Institute of International Law at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

Indiana could push Donald Trump toward nomination

Indiana could push Donald Trump toward nomination

Tight security slows check-in as Brussels airport reopens

Tight security slows check-in as Brussels airport reopens

Studio interview: President Maduro urging supporters to 'reble' if ousted

Diego Arria, Fmr Venezuelan Ambassador to the UN

US, Russia to strengthen ceasefire monitoring

US Secretary of State John Kerry says Washington has agreed with Russia to strengthen monitoring of ceasefire in Syria, and that he hopes for more clarity on the ceasefire soon. And UN Syria envoy Staffan De Mistura says a mechanism is being put in place, but it needs political will.

Saudi Arabia: Assad must go

Saudi Arabia hopes that negotiations to extend Syria's ceasefire agreement to the city of Aleppo -- can become a starting point for a new round of peace talks.

China's tourism industry sees consumption peak

This year's May Day Holiday has seen a consumption peak in tourism industry in China. The Chinese railway authority says some 13 million train trips were made across the country on the first day of the holiday, beating last year's record high.

Malaysia returns 97 fraud suspects to Chinese mainland

Today in our focus story -- we report on a cross-border telecom fraud case that ends on the Chinese mainland. Malaysia has returned 97 Chinese suspects accused of telecom fraud to the Mainland authorities. 32 of those suspects are from Taiwan.

9 days of blood shedding kill 253 in Aleppo

Aleppo is once again under bombardment, since partial ceasefire broke at the dawn of April 22. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, 253 civilians had been killed in the escalated bombings by the 30th of the month.

Oxy apologizes to S.Koreans for usage of toxic chemical in humidifier sterilizer

The South Korea arm of British consumer goods company Reckitt Benckiser has apologised for selling deadly humidifier disinfectants. Those chemicals have killed or injured about 180 people in South Korea.

Chinese Red Cross helps victims in Ecuador

In Ecuador, Chinese Red-Cross workers are helping resettle victims and rebuild infrastructure that was destroyed in last month's earthquake. The Chinese team met with Ecuador's military near the coastal city of Bahia de Caraquez to discuss relief efforts and reconstruction plans.

Studio interview: Advantages of VAT for businesses

We are joined by Zhang Jianping, director of the International Cooperation Department at the Foreign Economic Research Institute of China’s National Development and Reform Commission.

Government to ensure lower business costs

China said in this year's government work report that it will ensure cuts in all industries' tax burdens after implementing the VAT system. But it won't be an easy task. Let's hear from Finance Minister Lou Jiwei.

Overhaul aims to reduce business costs

In fact, China first began VAT trials as early as in 1979 and started applying the tax to specific sectors in 2012. The final four sectors to adopt a VAT from this month are construction, property, finance and services, all major pillars of the Chinese economy.

Protesters scuffle with police in Berlin

Thousands of people have taken to the streets to celebrate May Day and to protest against racism and right-wing extremism in Berlin. Scuffles between protesters and police broke out on Sunday.

Crossover: Protesters end Green Zone sit-in for now

For the latest on the ground, let's speak to AP correspondent Susannah George in Baghdad.

China-ASEAN multinational anti-terrorism exercise begins

China has sent a missile destroyer to join the fourth military drills for the ASEAN Defense Ministers' Meeting-Plus (or ADMM-Plus). The exercise is taking place in Brunei and Singapore and the waters off the two countries through May 12th.

The Green Zone houses gov't buildings, foreign embassies

The Green Zone, where the protesters were camped, is also known as the International Zone of Baghdad. Iraq's key government institutions and foreign embassies, including the UN office, are located in the 10-square-kilometer area in central Iraq.

Pakistan faces tough tasks on fighting terrorism

The security situation is still worrisome in Pakistan, five years after Osama bin Laden was killed. Experts say Washington's anti-terrorism policy will affect Pakistan for quite a long time.

China's 13th Five-Year Plan ep.2: China aims to lift over 55 mln people out of poverty

China's 13th five-year plan aims to turn the nation into a "moderately prosperous society by 2020". One specific target is to bring tens of millions of people out of poverty. Let's take a look at the roadmap of how the government plans to achieve that.

4.4 mln new enterprises registered in China in 2015

Last year, 4.4 million new enterprises were registered in China. That's around 12-thousand every day. Total startup capital -- or the money needed to start a new business -- hit 30 trillion yuan or five trillion US dollars.

Sub-anchor: Young entrepreneur opens new business with help of Internet

As part of our special coverage for the labor Holiday, my colleague Wang Tongxuan visited some startups in Beijing. She joins me now in the studio to tell us about their ups and downs.

Mainland, Taiwan pledge further cooperation in coping telecom fraud

Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council has said it will work with the Mainland in accordance with an agreement to fight crime and promote cross-strait judicial assistance.

Studio interiview: 97 suspects repatriated from Malaysia to Mainland

For more insights, we are now joined in the studio by Liu Guofu, research fellow from the School of Law at the Beijing Institute of Technology.

Taiwan shows support for Mainland's repatriation of telecom fraud suspects

Taiwan media are showing support for Saturday's repatriation of the suspects to the Chinese Mainland from Malaysia.

Taiwan's correctional system no deterrent

As we mentioned there, 32 of the 97 suspects repatriated to the Mainland are from Taiwan. They are likely to be involved in further investigations and a trial on the Mainland in the near future. But what do we know about telecom fraud in Taiwan?

Xinhua Insight: Experts justify repatriation of Taiwan telecom fraud suspects to mainland

The deportation of 32 Taiwanese telecom fraud suspects from Malaysia to the Chinese mainland on Saturday complies with the international law and will help better fight crimes, experts have said.

ECB official defends low rates

A top European Central Bank official has defended the central bank's policies, stressing that the current low interest policy also benefits savers over the longer term.

Bushfires kill seven people in India

Bad weather is also taking its toll in China's neighbour India. Bushfires in the country's Uttarakhand State have killed seven people and they are still raging. The fires started in February. Over one-thousand-two-hundred hectares of forests have been swept through.

Rainstorms, sandstorms in China's northwestern regions

Traffic has been disrupted in China's Northwestern Xinjiang automonous region due to rainstorms, flooding and waterlogging.

Thousands flock to Cape Town for Cheese Festival

Thousands in Cape Town are recovering tonight following one of the continent's biggest food festivals. They've been served up some of the finest cheese in the country. CCTV's correspondent braved the crowds - and the smell - and filed this report.

Rescued circus lions spending first weekend in new home

In South Africa, more than 30 lions are beginning their first week in the land of their ancestors. For their entire lives, the animals have been circus attractions.

Rails, airlines ready for May Day holiday return rush

China's railway authorities have added extra trains into service to cope with the post-holiday travel rush. Railway officials are expecting passengers to book 45 million train trips over the three day weekend -- 9-point-7 percent more than last year.

New initiative reaching out to Chinese in Zimbabwe

To Zimbabwe, and the Chinese embassy there has formed a consular protection network, which it hopes will help Chinese nationals working and staying in Zimbabwe.

Attacks in Turkey on security forces kill 5, wound dozens

A suicide car bomb blast has killed two police officers and injured 22 others in the southeastern Turkish city of Gaziantep. This is the third attack in several days on security forces. In the other two attacks 3 soldiers were killed and dozens wounded.

Protesters begin to withdraw from Baghdad Green Zone

Protesters in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad have now left the heavily-fortified Green Zone, having being camped there for more than 24 hours. Before they departed, however, they issued demands for political reform and pledged to return by the end of the week to keep up the pressure.

China fully implements value-added-tax scheme

China has replaced all business tax with value-added tax (VAT) after extending the policy to cover the construction, real estate, finance and consumer services sectors on Sunday.

50 firefighters put out wildfire on China-Mongolia border

50 firefighters put out wildfire on China-Mongolia border

Rescued circus lions spending first weekend in new home

Thirty-three lions rescued from South American circuses have arrived at South Africa. The animals will now be moved to the Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary in northern Limpopo province.

Somali militants kill soldiers, capture town

Somali militants kill soldiers, capture town

Kishida's visit is of positive significance

Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida has wrapped up his three-day visit to Beijing, and returned to Japan. His visit was the first official one by a Japanese foreign minister in four-and-a-half years. His mission was to warm high-level ties.

China criticizes US anti-dumping probes

The Ministry of Commerce has issued a response to US anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations of steel exports from China. It's hinted at a possible legal challenge.

China voices concern over monitoring system

China has expressed concern over a new monitoring system in the European Union for steel imports. The EU Commission announced on Friday that it had established the system for imports of steel products to protect its own steel industry. China says the monitoring system will place extra burdens on trade.

Studio interview: Comprehensive VAT system starts May 1

For more on this, we are joined by Zhao Zhongxiu, Vice President of the University of International Business and Economics. Q1. The promise is that the new VAT system will only CUT tax money across all sectors. But because the VAT rate is usually higher than the original business tax rate, could companies end up paying more? Do you see any challenges in keeping that promise?

Sub-anchor: Value-added tax system for more sectors

How exactly will businesses and individuals benefit from this? CCTV’s Zhong Shi joins me in the studio with more details. Q1. The VAT tax reform has been going on for a while now, but only in select sectors. Break down this latest step for us and tell us how much tax will be reduced.

VAT replaces business tax in more sectors

China is replacing its business tax with a value-added tax, or VAT starting today. It's an exciting change that is going to save a lot of Chinese businesses a lot of money.

Workers in Asian cities demand more pay

Tens of thousands of workers have filled the streets of Asian cities for May Day marches, demanding jobs and rises in the minimum wage.

At least 14 killed in southern Iraq's car bomb

Islamic State militant group has claimed responsibility for a twin car bomb attack in the southern city of Samawa, in which 14 people were killed, and dozens injured.

Iraq protesters invade Baghdad's Green Zone

Thousands of protesters broke into Baghdad's fortified Green Zone area on Saturday, and stormed the Iraqi parliament building.

97 fraud suspects extradited from Malaysia to Mainland

China has carried out the extradiction of 97 suspects in a transnational telecom fraud case from Malaysia. The suspects include 65 people from the Chinese Mainland and 32 from Taiwan.

Number of migrants trying to reach Greece from Turkey falls

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says the deal with the EU to stem migration flow is working. He says the number of migrants trying to reach Greece from Turkey fell sharply in April.

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China's Five-Year Plan ep.3: Policies regarding the construction of an ecological civilization introduced

It's hoped the new subsidy will promote the use of electrical cars and have a knock-on effect for a cleaner environment. Policies regarding the construction of an ecological civilization have, for the first time, been introduced into a five-year plan.

Court investigation into Nanjing Massacre

Featuring prominently in the Tokyo Trials was an infamous event known as the Nanjing Massacre. It was a period of six weeks from December 1937, during which Japanese soldiers indiscriminately slaughtered and raped in the eastern Chinese city.

New energy vehicle market blossoms in China

China is looking to steer the way in revolutionary energy-efficient technology and this year's Beijing Autoshow bears testimony to that. At the show, more than 12 percent of the cars featured were new energy models. Pure electric cars took the spotlight.

U.S. urges Syrian gov't to uphold ceasefire commitment

The United States has urged the Syrian government to uphold its commitments to a nationwide ceasefire. But the White House also asserted that Germany's proposal to create safe zones on Syria's borders, to protect fleeing refugees, is not a viable alternative for now.

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