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MFA Spokesperson Hong Lei's Remarks on the Arbitral Tribunal's Claim That It Would Soon Issue the So-called Final Award of the South China Sea Arbitration Unilaterally Initiated by thePhilippines

The Arbitral Tribunal in the South China Sea arbitration established at the unilateral request of the Republic of the Philippines (hereinafter referred to as the "Arbitral Tribunal") claimed on 29 June 2016 that it would issue the so-called final award on 12 July 2016.

Chinese leaders attend concert marking CPC 95th birthday

Chinese President Xi Jinping and other senior leaders joined an audience of more than 3,000 on Wednesday night at a concert marking the 95th birthday of the Communist Party of China (CPC).

British PM David Cameron excluded from second day of EU Summit

British PM David Cameron excluded from second day of EU Summit

Taiwan blamed for suspension of communication with Mainland

The Chinese mainland is holding Taiwan responsible for the suspension of communication mechanisms between the two sides.

North American leaders reaffirm close ties

The leaders of the United States, Canada and Mexico kicked off a summit Wednesday to explore opportunities for North America to become the world's most competitive player in a clean growth economy.

UN: Humanitarian aid reaches 2 besieged areas near Damascus

Trucks carrying medical and food aid entered two blockaded towns near Damascus on Wednesday, meaning that humanitarian agencies have now reached all besieged areas of Syria this year, the United Nations said.

CCTV America Insight: Impact of FARC conflict on Colombian entertainment

CCTV America Insight: Impact of FARC conflict on Colombian entertainment

CCTV America Insight: Colombia and FARC working on final peace deal

In Havana, Cuba one of the major blockades for a peace deal between FARC rebels and the Colombia government has ended.

Studio interview: Kim Jong-un receives new title at DPRK Supreme Assembly

Balbina Hwang, Visiting Professor, Georgetwon University

UN approves more peacekeepers for Mali

The UN Security Council on Wednesday decided to increase the force level of UN peacekeeping mission in Mali (MINUSMA) to counter grave security situation provoked by armed groups in the country.

Kim Jong-un receives new title at DPRK Supreme Assembly

Top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un on Wednesday was elected chairman of a newly-created institution at the 4th session of the 13th Supreme People's Assembly (SPA), or the country's parliament, state television reported.

Global reaction to terrorist attacks at Istanbul airport

Countries and organizations around the world have unanimously condemned the terrorist attack at Istanbul's Ataturk airport in Turkey, which killed at least 36 people and injured more than 140 others.

Turkish authorities blame ISIL for attack

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim told reporters that there are signs indicating that Tuesday night's attack on Istanbul's Ataturk Airport was carried out by the IS, but efforts to identify the attackers are still underway.

The Hague tribunal to deliver verdict on July 12th

The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague has said that the Arbitral Tribunal will deliver a verdict on July 12th, on the South China Sea arbitration unilaterally initiated by the Philippines.

Tusk: EU 27 'absolutely determined' to stay united

European Council President Donald Tusk says the 27 remaining members of the European Union are "absolutely determined" to stay united, after the UK's Brexit vote. He made the announcement after EU leaders met in Brussels, without British Prime Minister David Cameron.

Cameron warns of economic trouble ahead

The UK's prime minister, David Cameron, has warned of economic trouble ahead for the country after last week's referendum to leave the European Union. But he said the government would not abandon rules on limiting public spending.

Understanding the CPC part 1

Friday, July the first, marks the 95th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. Starting today, we will have three days of special coverage to mark the event. To understand China, one has to understand the CPC.

China appreciates Cambodian PM's position on South China Sea

China appreciates the "fair and objective" position of Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen and the Cambodian People's Party (CPP) on the South China Sea issue, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Wednesday.

Xi vows to protect internal Party environment from corruption

President Xi Jinping has called for further efforts to eliminate corruption, describing it as "the deadliest pollution source" for the political environment within the Communist Party of China (CPC).

Cameron: Keeping UK together, national interest

British Prime Minister David Cameron has warned in Britain's parliament that Britain faces troubled economic times, after it voted last week to leave the European Union, but said the government would not abandon its rules on limiting public spending.

Expert doubts legitimacy of arbitration

A group of international law experts have voiced their doubts over the South China Sea arbitration case unilaterally initiated by the Philippines. They say the way the case has proceeded is questionable. Abdul Koroma, a former judge from the International Court of Justice, said the purpose of the jurisdiction of the arbitration tribunal is to resolve dispute, and any move that fails is invalid.

At least 41 killed, over 230 injured in Ataturk airport

Turkey's president Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have expressed the intention jointly fight against terrorism.

Xi urges caution on possible deployment of U.S. missile system in ROK

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday urged the Republic of Korea (ROK) to attach importance to China's legitimate concern on security and "cautiously and appropriately" address the United States' plan to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in the country.

Xi meets South Korean PM

China's President Xi Jinping has met with prime minister of South Korea, Hwang Kyo-ahn, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. President Xi said Beijing and Seoul have been continuously deepening their strategic partnership.

World condemns terror attacks on Istanbul

World leaders have condemned the attack. And anti-terrorism is put on center stage again.

41 dead, more than 230 injured in Ataturk airport

The gun and bomb attacks on Istanbul's Ataturk Airport has killed 41 people and wounded at least 230 more. Ankara says the Islamic State was likely behind the attack.

China more able to deal with extreme weather

This year, China has witnessed its highest rainfall in decades, as a result of the El Nino phenomenon. But authorities say that the impact of the downpours has been reduced, thanks to the introduction of disaster warning systems and construction work like the Three Gorges Dam.

China: attempts to harm regional stability will fail

Cambodia's prime minister Hun Sen has called on countries outside the region to stop interfering in the South China Sea issue. He also called on countries in the region to correctly implement the Declaration on the Code of Conduct on the South China Sea.

US, ROK, Japan hold first anti-DPRK missile drill

South Korea, Japan and the US has held an unprecedented trilateral missile defence exercise. The trilateral drill in waters off Hawaii came less than a week after the DPRK flight-tested a powerful new medium-range ballistic missile, and included a ballistic target tracking operation to test the Aegis anti-missile systems used by the US and its two key Asian allies.

Ties strained after Turkey downing Russian plane

Ties between Ankara and Moscow have been strained ever since Turkey downed a Russian military plane flying along its border with Syria last November. The pilot ejected from the plane but was killed by gunfire from Syrian rebels on the ground.

China strongly condemns attack on Istanbul

China has strongly condemned the terrorist attack on Istanbul's main international airport.

Debating Brexit's impact on cross-border travel

Will the Brexit shake up the global tourism industry and the UK's higher education sector? Stocks' investors think so, do consumers think the same?

Interview: UBS COO says bank 'well-prepared' to weather the Brexit storm

The COO of Swiss banking giant UBS told CCTV on the sidelines of the just-concluded World Economic Forum in Tianjin that it's well-prepared to weather the Brexit storm.

The UK reassures normal business environment after Brexit vote

British Business Minister Sajid Javid hosted a a meeting of business organisations and representatives from Britain's largest trade sectors, aiming to reassure them it was business as usual in the country and with the EU.

Sweden, Kazakhstan win coveted seats

Sweden and Kazakhstan have won contested elections for coveted seats on the UN Security Council. The Netherlands and Italy ended a battle for another seat by agreeing to split the two-year term. The UN General Assembly convened to choose five new council members.

Volkswagen to pay $14.7 bln to settle scandal

Volkswagen will pay 14.7 billion US dollars to settle US consumer lawsuits and government allegations that it cheated on emissions tests.

Yuan remains stable against basket of currencies

China's central bank soothed investors on Tuesday, saying the yuan remains stable against the trade-weighted basket of currencies, and that regulators will stick to the current mechanism for managing the yuan's exchange rate.

Final segment installed to Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge's main body

Construction workers high above the Pearl River Delta in south China have installed the final segment of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, the world's longest sea bridge.

Civil code principles submitted to top legislature

China's top legislators are reviewing a draft of rules outlining the nation's new civil code - a collection of laws that defines people's legal rights and obligations. The government will implement the code as soon as legislation is complete.

Taiwan blamed for communication suspension with Chinese mainland

The communication mechanisms between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan are currently in suspension. The spokesman for the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office, An Fengshan, said the reason is the failure of the island's current administration to recognize the 1992 Consensus on One China.

5 killed, 2 missing in Guizhou coal mine

Start with breaking news in China. Five people have been killed, and two others are still missing at a flooded coal mine in Zheng'an county in the southwestern province of Guizhou.

Arbitration cannot solve South China Sea dispute: Austrian expert

An Austrian expert has said that arbitration cannot solve the South China Sea dispute between China and the Philippines.

AIDS Prevention ep2: AIDS prevention and sex education in poor areas

In Yunnan,there is a man who provides AIDS prevention and sex education classes to many children.

Interview: Party members' role in national and social governance

For more, let's speak to Wu Guanjun, a Professor at the Department of Politics at East China Normal University, who's in our Shanghai studio.

A guide to joining the CPC

Almost a century later, joining the Party is no longer a question of life and death, but new challenges have demanded equally strict procedures to ensure that CPC members will stand up for the interests of the Chinese people.

Who make up the Communist Party of China?

Actually, look at those pictures flying behind my back, you'll see the demography of the CPC is far more complicated than just a suited official can represent. Want have more insight into that question?

First CPC congress site to reopen after refurbishment

The Shanghai building where the Communist Party of China (CPC) held its first national congress has undergone a major refurbishment and expansion for its reopening on July 1, the 95th anniversary of the Party's founding.

UK faces political crisis after voting to leave EU

The rejection of EU membership by UK voters has created a political crisis in the country.

Air traffic partially resumed after attacks

Now air flights have partially resumed, hours after the triple suicide bombings shocked the Ataturk International Airport.

China's economy likely to grow 6.6% for the second quarter

The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences has released a report on the second quarter macro economy. The report forecasts that the economy is expected to grow at about 6.6 percent, while consumer price inflation is likely to rise 2 percent for the year.

Major attacks that have shocked Turkey in recent years

Turkey has often been targeted by anti-government militants and ISIL in recent years.

South China Sea FAQ ep13: China's solution for resolving the disputes

As tensions in the South China Sea region continue, China continues to insist on a dual-track approach to resolve disputes. This is governed by the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea made in 2002 between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, which China says the Philippines has violated.

US condemns attack, pledges support for Turkey

The United States has condemned the attack. In a statement, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the US will firmly support Turkey, and spare no efforts to confront the threat of terrorism, along with their allies.

Eyewitness recall the deadly attack in Istanbul

And some of those who witnessed the attack have recalled their experiences. They said they heard gunfire and explosions.

Shooting rampage, suicide bombings kill dozens in Istanbul

To begin the program with the latest on the attack at Istanbul's main international airport. Three suicide bombers on Tuesday night exchanged fire with police at Ataturk Airport before blowing themselves up.

Turkish PM blames IS for deadly Istanbul airport attacks

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Wednesday blamed the Islamic State (IS) for the terrorist attacks on Istanbul's Ataturk Airport that killed 36 people and injured many others.

China Focus: "A to Z" of China's diplomacy under Xi's leadership

A "major-country diplomacy with Chinese characteristics" has taken shape since Xi Jinping became the top leader in late 2012.

Special meeting held to discuss UK leaving the EU

Special meeting held to discuss UK leaving the EU

Chinese peacekeepers injured in Mali terrorist attack return to Beijing

Four injured Chinese peacekeepers, with two in serious conditions, returned to Beijing on Monday. Chinese UN peacekeeping soldier Shen Liangliang, 29, was killed in the terrorist attack on the night of May 31 in the northern Malian town of Gao, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device was detonated at a United Nations camp.

New rules to hold Party officials accountable for breach of duty

The leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on Tuesday adopted a regulation on Party officials' duty of care.

At least 28 killed in explosions at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport, all flights suspended

At least 28 people were killed and 69 others injured in two explosions that hit the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul on Tuesday evening, forcing the suspension of all flights.

CCTV America Insight: German mass shooting bring tougher gun ownership laws

CCTV America Insight: German mass shooting bring tougher gun ownership laws

China issues regulations on mobile APP collection of user data

Mobile app providers must fulfill 'six obligations' when operating in China, including enforcing real-name registration and preserving records of their users' activity for at least two months, a new regulation has made clear.

Osborne: UK not ready to trigger Article 50 to exit EU

Britain should only trigger Article 50 to leave the EU when it has a 'clear view' of how its future in the bloc looks, finance minister George Osborne said following last week's shock referendum.

U.S. House committee releases final report on Benghazi attack

The U.S. House Select Committee on Benghazi Tuesday faulted the U.S. government for lack of preparedness and slow response in sending help during the attacks in Benghazi, Libya that left four Americans dead.

ARJ21 makes maiden commercial flight from Chengdu to Shanghai

Domestic air travel in China is taking off to new heights. The country's first domestically produced regional jet, the ARJ-21, has made its first commercial flight from Chengdu to Shanghai.

Studio interview: China & the Fourth Industrial Revolution

For more on what's been discussed at the Summer Davos, we are joined in the studio by Professor Liu Chunsheng from the Central University of Finance and Economics.

Global growth & challenges discussed on final day of Summer Davos

The 3-day World Economic Forum, also known as the Summer Davos, has just concluded.

Sub-anchor: Founders who got fired

Wang Shi is not the only founder being ousted, Guan Xin is here to show us more examples.

Shenzhen exchange eyes shareholders' stance

The Shenzhen Stock Exchange has asked China Vanke's two largest shareholders to clarify whether they are acting in concert to block the company's 6.9-billion-US-dollar deal with the Shenzhen Metro Group.

Merkel says no 'cherry-picking' for UK

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday reiterated Germany's determination to both maintain close ties with Britain and strengthen the European Union.

Studio interview: Brexit, technology & transformation are heat topics at WEF 2016

Let's find out more from one of the key speakers at WEF Tianjin - John Brady Veihmeyer, global chairman of KPMG.

Premier Li meets entrepreneurs at Summer Davos

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has met with Chinese entrepreneurs at the Summer Davos forum in Tianjin. Li said China is committed to transforming its manufacturing sector and using technological innovation to meet future consumer demands.

Cambodia criticizes arbitration filed by Philippines

Cambodia's ruling party has spoken out against the arbitration court's upcoming decision over the South China Sea issue.

Erdogan says ties with Russia will normalise 'rapidly'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he believes relations between Turkey and Russia will normalize 'rapidly', after expressing regret for bringing down a Russian warplane last year.

Thousands in Paris protest labor reform

Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Paris to protest the government's proposed labor reforms.

Premier Li meets entrepreneurs at Summer Davos

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has met with Chinese entrepreneurs at the Summer Davos forum in Tianjin.

Turkey says dialogue best means to solve South China Sea dispute

China and the Philippines should engage in "constructive" dialogue to solve their dispute in the South China Sea as conflicts are "destructive" to all sides, Turkish analysts said.

Conservationists prepare to relocate 500 elephants

Wildlife conservationists in Malawi are preparing to relocate 500 elephants -- in a bid to protect the animals from poachers and increase the country's dwindling elephant population.

London mayor: London must gain more autonomy

London mayor Sadiq Khan says the city must be given more autonomy in order to ride out the economic uncertainty created by Britain's decision to leave the EU.

Premier Li meets with South Korean PM

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has met South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on the sidelines of the Summer Davos forum in northern China's Tianjin.

EU leaders to discuss further actions after Brexit

European Union leaders are gathering in Brussels for a two-day summit. They will discuss ways to resolve the political and economic chaos following the UK's vote to leave the EU.

UN Secretary General visits Gaza Strip

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on Israel to end its blockade of the Gaza Strip.

At least 42 dead in Yemen suicide bombings

At least 42 people have been killed in a series of suicide bombings targeting Yemeni troops in the southeastern city of Mukalla. The dead included 40 soldiers as well as two civilians -- a woman and a child.

Turkey apologizes for downing Russian plane

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has told his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin that Turkey regrets shooting down a Russian warplane last November.

Experts call for reasonable and effective dialogue on China South Sea issue

A group of experts on international law have called the arbitration that was unilaterally filed by the Philippines against China over the South China Sea "questionable".

Participants discuss global growth on Davos final day

The 3-day World Economic Forum -- or the "Summer Davos" -- has concluded in northern China's Tianjin city. During the last day of the event, the discussion centered around global growth and the challenges brought about by the recent Brexit.

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Global reaction to terrorist attacks at Istanbul airport

Countries and organizations around the world have unanimously condemned the terrorist attack at Istanbul's Ataturk airport in Turkey, which killed at least 36 people and injured more than 140 others.

UN: Humanitarian aid reaches 2 besieged areas near Damascus

Trucks carrying medical and food aid entered two blockaded towns near Damascus on Wednesday, meaning that humanitarian agencies have now reached all besieged areas of Syria this year, the United Nations said.

Taiwan blamed for suspension of communication with Mainland

The Chinese mainland is holding Taiwan responsible for the suspension of communication mechanisms between the two sides.

North American leaders reaffirm close ties

The leaders of the United States, Canada and Mexico kicked off a summit Wednesday to explore opportunities for North America to become the world's most competitive player in a clean growth economy.

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