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Cleveland protests erupt after officer found not guilty in fatal shooting

More protests have erupted in the US, after a court found a police officer not guilty on all charges, over the death of two people in a car.

Li Keqiang visits archaeological museum in Lima

On Saturday, Li Keqiang also visited Peru's archaeological museum in Lima - the country's largest and oldest museum - alongside his Peruvian counterpart Pedro Cateriano.

Premier Li's upcoming visit to boost China-Chile mutual trust, practical cooperation

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's upcoming visit to Chile, his first official visit to the South American country since assuming premiership in 2013, is expected to provide a golden opportunity for the two countries to enhance mutual trust and practical cooperation.

Refugees evacuated from cholera-hit camp in Tanzania

The UN refugee agency has evacuated hundreds of Burundian refugees from a makeshift camp at a fishing village in Tanzania. This comes after an outbreak of cholera in the small town of Kagunga, which has killed over 30 people so far.

Concern grows as ISIL enters Palmyra museum

The capture of the ancient Syria city of Palmyra has raised international alarm for the safety of its historic ruins. After taking the city, Islamic State miliants entered its museum, and raised their flag over the ancient citadel that overlooks some of the Greco-Roman ruins.

Chinese soldiers disinfect quake-hit areas

Since the disaster struck on April 25th, a 60-member unit of the Chinese People's Liberation Army has been conducting a disinfection operation in the country's worst-affected regions. Despite extreme heat, the military unit from southwest China's Chengdu Military Area Command is on the frontline working to prevent outbreaks.

Studio interview: Third official meeting held on cross-Strait affairs

For more in-depth analysis on Cross-Strait relations, we're joined in the studio with Mr. Gregory Yingnien Tsang, our current affairs commentator. Q1: The biggest outcome from the meeting is the decision to set up offices between the Taiwan-based Straits Exchange Foundation and the mainland's Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait, and to help Taiwan join the AIIB. What do you think are the benefits for both sides to realize these plans?

Financial dos and don'ts under 'new normal'

China's heavy weights in the financial market are gathering at Beijing's Tsinghua university to discuss how the sector has fared amid economic headwinds and the challenges lying ahead. Talks kicked off on Saturday. In a global finance forum focusing on the new thinking, new trends, new practices, and new dynamics of China's financial reforms.

Heads of cross-Strait affairs meet in Kinmen

Representatives of the Chinese mainland and Taiwan have met in Taiwan's Kinmen island. It was the third meeting between the Mainland's Taiwan affairs chief, Zhang Zhijun and Taiwan's mainland affairs chief, Andrew Hsia.

Chinese peacekeepers finish rotation in Lebanon

Two Chinese peacekeeping forces hold a handover ceremony at their barracks in the southern village of Haniyeh, Lebanon.

Half Empty ep.9: Shifting energy sources helps save water resources

China has agreed with the US to reduce emissions sharply by 2030. It’s part of its strategy to transform its energy structure. Solar power is just one type of new energy the country is pursuing. Yet it requires huge amounts of water and can cause environmental damage.

16 confirmed dead after 9-storey building collapses in SW China

16 people have now been confirmed to have died in Wednesday's building collapse in Guiyang, South West China.

Highest rainfall in 40 years batters south provinces of China

Rainstorms have continued to batter large parts of southern China. The downpours since last week have broken a 40-year rainfall record with weather authorities reporting 74 percent more rain in May from previous years.

Saudi-led airstrikes continue in Yemen

Saudi-led war planes have launched a fresh wave of air strikes across Yemen. This comes as fighting continues to rage on the ground in the south of the country.

UN nuclear arms ban blocked

An Egyptian-led effort for a Middle East nuclear arms ban ends in failure. A month-long review conference on the 1970 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty was unable to overcome disagreements on an atomic weapons ban for Middle East countries.

Cultural fusion in the Peruvian capital

During Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's four-nation tour in Latin America, he is currently in Peru on the third leg of his tour, for a three-day official visit. The two countries have agreed to strengthen exchanges in education and culture.

Xi stresses information technology for education innovations

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for reform and innovation in education in line with development of information and communication technology (ICT) to make all people receive education "anytime, anywhere."

Xi backs people-to-people exchanges to improve China-Japan ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping has attended a China-Japan friendship exchange meeting and addressed a 3,000-strong delegation of Japanese people at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

Li calls for closer China-LatAm cooperation at spiritual level

China and Latin America should promote cooperation at the spiritual level along with their fruitful collaboration at the physical level, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said here Friday.

Xi backs people-to-people exchanges to improve China-Japan ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping attended a gathering of more than 3,000 Japanese visitors in Beijing Saturday to support people-to-people exchanges between the two nations.

US Senate votes 'No' to extending mass data collection

The US Senate has voted against a measure that would have extended the bulk collection of telephone records by US spy agencies.

UNHCR calls for more international aid in Syria & Iraq

UNHCR calls for more international aid in Syria & Iraq

Ireland becomes first country to vote for equal marriage

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny on Saturday evening welcomed the results of Friday's referendum over same-sex marriage, saying that Ireland has become the first country in the world to vote for equal marriage.

Greek PM says on final stretch towards deal with lenders

Greek PM says on final stretch towards deal with lenders

California beach town cleans up after oil spill

California beach town cleans up after oil spill

Russia to take 'tough action' if Ukraine doesn't repay debt

Russia to take 'tough action' if Ukraine doesn't repay debt

Most relief aid in place for Colombia landslide

Most relief aid in place for Colombia landslide

Half Empty ep.9: Shifting energy sources helps save water resources

China has agreed with the US to reduce emissions sharply by 2030. It’s part of its strategy to transform its energy structure. Solar power is just one type of new energy the country is pursuing. Yet it requires huge amounts of water and can cause environmental damage.

China buzz: 4th generation 'facekini'

Want to fit in on China's beaches? Facekini is a must-have item in Qingdao, a seaside city of nearly 9 million in the northeast. Swimmers, mostly retired women made waves online years ago for the bizarre gear.

Studio interview: Reduce industrial water consumption

Let's talk more about this balancing act with our guest in the studio, Wu Changhua, China Director of the Climate Group. Q1. Ms. Wu, China's water consumption need is vast no matter what the energy model is. Is there anything that can be done to save water ?

Mainland-HK mutual fund recognition to be launched on July 1

A long-awaited scheme to allow funds domiciled on the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong to be sold in each others' market will be launched on July 1.

Crossover: Chinese Premier arrives in Lima to talk trade

We're joined now by our correspondent Dan Collyns in Lima. Q1.The two leaders have signed 10 bilateral agreements covering various fields. Tell us more about that and give us an overall picture of the economic cooperation between the two nations.

China, Peru to advance ties, start railroad study

China and Peru have agreed on a cooperation plan based on existing free trade arrangements, to advance their partnership in industrial production and equipment manufacturing.

Rok-Japan meeting affected by frayed bilateral ties

The finance ministers' meeting mechanism between South Korea and Japan began in 2006. There have been five meetings since then, but none since November 2012, with relations at their lowest ebb for years.

Myanmar to repatriate rescued migrants to Bangladesh

Officials in Myanmar say a group of people saved in the country's first rescue effort are set to be repatriated.

Iraqi forces retake territory east of Ramadi

Iraqi Shi'ite milita and government forces have retaken territory from the Islamic State group east of Ramadi.

Heads of Cross-Strait affairs hold 3rd official meeting in Kinmen

The Chinese mainland's Taiwan affairs chief, Zhang Zhijun and Taiwan's mainland affairs chief, Andrew Hsia have held the third official meeting between the heads of cross-Strait affairs on the island's Kinmen County.

FARC rebels suspend ceasefire after gov't airstrike

Peace talks to end Colombia's five-decade conflict have been plunged into fresh crisis. The country's largest rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, has suspended its unilateral ceasefire with the government.

Saudi-led strikes target rebel positions near Sanaa

Saudi-led airstrikes have hit Shi'ite Houthi rebel positions near the capital, Sanaa.

Japan-S. Korea finance ministers meet in Tokyo

Japan's and South Korea's finance ministers have held bilateral talks in Tokyo, after a two-year suspension.

Heads of cross-Strait affairs meet in Kinmen County

The Chinese mainland's Taiwan affairs chief, Zhang Zhijun, has held a formal meeting with Taiwan's mainland affairs chief Andrew Hsia in the island's Kinmen County.

Beijing to shut down all major coal power plants by 2016

In 2012, Beijing introduced a five-year plan to reduce the critical levels of pollution in the Chinese capital. But according to a recent assessment, there's still work to be done.

US Senate blocks bill to rein in spy agency powers

The US Senate has rejected legislation aimed at reforming NSA intelligence gathering.

Cameron pushing for pre-referendum EU changes

British Prime Minister David Cameron has voiced his desire for changes within the European Union before a referendum to decide whether Britain should stay in the bloc.

Chinese Premier's visit to Peru set to boost bilateral strategic ties

At the invitation of Peru President Ollanta Humala, Premier Li Keqiang is visiting Peru during his four-nation South American tour.

Li and Humala hold joint press conference

Premier Li Keqiang has held a press conference with Peruvian President Humala in Lima.

Peruvian entrepreneur suggests ideas to improve China-Latin America relationship

Currently I work in China as an entrepreneur in the educational field. Over the last four years, I have been organizing programs, training and events for international businesspeople, mainly from Latin America, in order for them to know more about China, identify cooperation opportunities and increase common understanding between our countries.

Burst pipeline spills 21,000 gallons of oil into ocean off California

The US pipeline company which spilled thousands of litres of oil along the California coast on Tuesday says the cause of the leak may not be known for months.

UNSC slams 'violent seizure' of ancient Syrian city

The UN Security Council has 'strongly condemned the ongoing barbaric terrorist acts' by the Islamic State group in Syria, including its violent takeover of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra.

Chinese mainland, Taiwan cross-strait affairs heads to meet in Kinmen

Zhang Zhijun, director of the Taiwan Affairs Office of China's State Council, is scheduled to meet with Taiwan's mainland affairs chief Andrew Li-Yan Hsia over the weekend in Kinmen County, located between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan.

Premier Li visits Peru, aims to boost trade

The Chinese Premier has met with Peruvian President Ollanta Humala at the government palace in Lima.

Exclusive: China-Africa ties growing closer

or more on China-Africa ties, Algerian Ambassador to China Hassane Rabehi, who is also the coordinator of the Media sub-committee of the African Diplomatic Corps, sat down with our reporter Su Yuting.

African ambassadors celebrate Africa Day in Beijing

2015 marks the 52nd anniversary of the formation of the Organization of African Unity, and its successor the African Union.

ITC: Chinese containers aren't hurting US makers

The US International Trade Commission has announced Chinese manufacturers of 53-foot dry shipping containers are not trading unfairly in the US, despite earlier rulings from lower courts.

At least 42 dead in Mexico gunfight

A shoot-out between Mexico police and suspected drug cartel gang members has left at least 42 people dead.

Studio interview: 3,000-member Japanese delegation in China

For more in-depth analysis, joining me in the studio is Mr. Teng Jianqun, Director for the Center of Arms Control at the China Institute of International Studies.

Premier Li Keqiang wraps up 2-day visit in Colombia

Before heading to Peru, Premier Li Keqiang wrapped up a 2-day visit in Colombia on Friday - the first visit by a Chinese Premier in three decades.

LDP-led group of representatives arrives in Beijing

A 3,000-strong delegation of Japanese political, business and cultural leaders has arrived in the Chinese capital Beijing.

Transcontinental rail deal to benefit Peru, Brazil

China and Peru have agreed to a feasibility study of a 5,300 km transcontinental railroad that will connect Peru's Pacific coast with Brazil's Atlantic coast.

California looking to the ocean for water shortage relief

As California struggles with a fourth year of extreme drought, every viable option is being considered to help alleviate the problem.

Colombia, China celebrate 35 years of bilateral ties

During his visit to Colombia, Premier Li Keqiang and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos took part in a special seminar to mark 35 years of bilateral relations between the two countries.

British PM to kick off reform negotiations

British Prime Minister David Cameron has vowed to deliver reforms of the European Union as he arrived at the Riga summit in Latvia to meet EU leaders.

Li Keqiang visits Colombia, boosting economic ties

Trade, investment and cooperation on technology and science are just some of the topics that were discussed during Li's two-day visit to Colombia.

US, Cuba fail to reach agreement on full restoration of diplomatic ties

The US and Cuba have failed to reach agreement on the full restoration of diplomatic ties, following their latest round of talks.

South China flood-hit regions set for more downpours

China's flood-hit southwestern regions are bracing for more downpours over the weekend.

UN: 55,000 more have fled Iraqi city Ramadi

The United Nations says around 55-thousand people have fled Ramadi since the provincial capital was captured by the militant group.

Chinese Premier's visit aims to boost trade with Peru

After leaving Colombia, Premier Li arrived in the Peruvian capital Lima, and was greeted at the Peruvian government palace by President Ollanta Humala.

CCTV America Insight: Deadline approaches for final Iran nuclear deal

CCTV America Insight: Deadline approaches for final Iran nuclear deal

Chinese premier arrives in Peru for official visit

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived here Friday for an official visit to Peru, a Latin American country which has a free trade pact with China and wishes to diversify its economic cooperation with China.

China, Peru agree on feasibility study on transcontinental railway

China and Peru have agreed to conduct a feasibility study on a proposed transcontinental railway connecting Peru's Pacific coast with Brazil's Atlantic coast.

Cuba, US agree to more diplomatic talks

Cuba, US agree to more diplomatic talks

How US police use DNA to identify suspects

How US police use DNA to identify suspects

Chinese troops ask U.S. military jet to leave Nansha Islands: FM

Chinese troops asked a U.S. military jet approaching the Nansha Islands to change course by radio, a foreign ministry spokesperson confirmed on Friday

Ghana's best-known artist and his work being celebrated

Ghana's best-known artist and his work being celebrated

Zimbabwe: preventative mother to child treatment for HIV/Aids boosted

Zimbabwe: preventative mother to chld treatment for HIV/Aids boosted

China hands over two standard schools to Ethiopian gov't

China hands over two standard schools to Ethiopian gov't

Volvo to sell Chengdu-made sedans in US

The new Volvo S60L is in production and will sell to the US market in just a few months.

Crossover: Drinking water at the end of water supply chain

For more discussion on that, joining us now live from the Geneva UN office is Bruce Gordon, a WHO coordinator of Water, Sanitation and Health in the Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health.

Li: China is not looking for trade surplus

or more analysis, we're now joined in the studio by Su Xiaohui, Deputy Director of the Department of International and Strategic Studies, from the China Institute of International Studies.

Tianjin University rebukes US espionage allegations

Tianjin University has said it has no knowledge that three of its professors were involved in economic espionage as alleged by the US.

China - Colombia trade reached 15.6 bln USD in 2014

Trade between China and Colombia has grown rapidly. China is now Colombia's second biggest trading partner.

Visit to boost China-Colombia trade

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has arrived in Colombia's capital Bogota for a two day visit. The first to the country by a Chinese Premier in three decades. And for more on this, our correspondent Michelle Begue is standing by in Bogota.

Greece expects to reach a cash-for-reforms deal with creditors in 10 days

Greece expects to reach a cash-for-reforms deal with its creditors in the next 10 days and aims to meet all its payments in June.

Regulator to simplify mechanism for issuing shares

China's securities regulator says it plans to make it simpler for companies to issue shares.

China set to promote PPP model in public services

The Chinese government is set to promote the Public-Private-Partnership, or P-P-P model, in public services. That's the word of a State Council circular released Friday.

Founding members of AIIB finalize Articles of Agreement

The founding members of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank have finalized the Articles of Agreement. That's as chief negotiators wrapped up a three-day meeting in Singapore on Friday.

Half Empty ep.8: Ensuring urban tap water quality is a huge challenge

In 2001, the Chinese government set ambitious goals to improve drinking water quality and access to public water. It committed all cities to meeting national drinking water standards by end of this year.

Report: suicide bombing during Friday prayers

A suicide bomber blew himself up at a Shi'ite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia during Friday prayers, residents said, killing and wounding several people.

Crossover: Japan to bid for UNESCO World Heritage site

For more on Japan's bid for a UNESCO world Heritage site, we are joined live by our correspondent in Tokyo, Terry Terashima. Q1. Terry, give us some more details about Japan's bid. And were there any conclusions coming out of Friday's discussion between Japan and South Korean representatives?

China's FM urges Japan to reflect on war history

China has rebuked Japan over a visit by the wife of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the war crime-linked Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo. According to the Kyodo news agency, Akie Abe said on her Facebook account on Thursday that she had visited the shrine, which honors Japan's war dead, including 14 Class-A criminals of World War II.

China urges US to abandon provocative actions

Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei has confirmed reports that the Chinese navy warned a US surveillance plane to leave areas around the Nansha Islands in China's South China Sea eight times. He expressed China's strong dissatisfaction, and urged the US side to abandon risky and provocative actions.

Myanmar's navy carries out first rescue

Myanmar's navy has carried out its first rescue of a migrant boat for the latest on the migrant crisis in Southeast Asia. According to local officials, 208 people were safely brought to shore in Myanmar's western state of Rakhine before dawn on Friday.

Crossover: ISIL militants take full control of Palmyra

Earlier we spoke to our correspondent Alaa Ebrahim in Damascus, and he told us about the civilians and situation of the ancient ruins there.

US sending 2,000 anti-tank weapons to Iraq

The US Defense Department has announced it is sending 2 thousand anti-tank weapons to Iraq, to help forces in the country in their fight against ISIL.

Syrian insurgents seize National Hospital in Idlib province

Tens of trapped Syrian soldiers have fled a facility besieged by al-Qaeda-linked militants on the outskirts of the city of Jisr al-Shughour in northwestern Idlib province.

Founding members agree on AIIB's charter

China's Ministry of Finance says negotiators from the 57 prospective founding members of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank or AIIB have reached an agreement on the bank's charter. The signing ceremony has been scheduled for the end of June in Beijing.

Tsinghua Unigroup to buy 51% stake in H3C

Chinese chipmaker Tsinghua Unigroup will buy Hewlett-Packard's majority stake in its H3C Technologies networking arm for 2.5 billion US dollars.

PCAC: mobile payment to boost rural finance

The Payment & Clearing Association of China also says, compared with traditional financing, mobile payment is cheaper and flexible for China's rural areas.

Experts: rural areas the next blue ocean for Internet finance industry

Internet finance will offer access to funding for China's small businesses. That's what experts and industry insiders are saying. They also say China's vast rural market will be the next blue ocean for the Internet finance industry.

China plans to realise intelligent manufacturing by 2025

China set out a plan to step up its manufacturing sector, dubbed Made in China 2025. The Minister of Industry and Information Technology Miaowei said intelligent technology is the key to a strong manufacturing industry.

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Heads of cross-Strait affairs meet in Kinmen

Representatives of the Chinese mainland and Taiwan have met in Taiwan's Kinmen island. It was the third meeting between the Mainland's Taiwan affairs chief, Zhang Zhijun and Taiwan's mainland affairs chief, Andrew Hsia.

Chinese soldiers disinfect quake-hit areas

Since the disaster struck on April 25th, a 60-member unit of the Chinese People's Liberation Army has been conducting a disinfection operation in the country's worst-affected regions. Despite extreme heat, the military unit from southwest China's Chengdu Military Area Command is on the frontline working to prevent outbreaks.

Financial dos and don'ts under 'new normal'

China's heavy weights in the financial market are gathering at Beijing's Tsinghua university to discuss how the sector has fared amid economic headwinds and the challenges lying ahead. Talks kicked off on Saturday. In a global finance forum focusing on the new thinking, new trends, new practices, and new dynamics of China's financial reforms.

Cleveland protests erupt after officer found not guilty in fatal shooting

More protests have erupted in the US, after a court found a police officer not guilty on all charges, over the death of two people in a car.

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