Colombian architect Oscar Mendez is building a house with blocks and cuboids made of discarded plastics. (Soundbite) Oscar Mendez, CEO Concepts Plastics. "We are creating economic value from plastics that have no market. They are contaminated plastics, but now with a market after being recycled." The idea came from musician Fernando Llanos and was later adopted by architect Oscar Mendez, who through several years of research managed to develop bricks from processing all types of used plastics. (Soundbite) Oscar Mendez, CEO of Concept Plastics "This is an initiative of triple impacts: economic impact, environmental impact and social impact." Now the invention has started to benefit thousands of homeless, who are having their own housed built mainly in suburbs with the special chunks. (Soundbite) Oscar Mendez, CEO of Concept Plastics "The housing deficit in Latin America is tremendous. 40% percent of people in Africa, Asia and Latin America do not own a home. One in seven people in the world lives in extreme poverty. Then we want to improve this situation by offering houses." With wide use of the new building components, Colombia also expects to downsize contamination caused by thrown-away plastics. (Soundbite) Oscar Mendez, CEO of Concept Plastics "On the environmental side, only in Bogota 6,300 tons of waste is thrown into the landfill is (each year), of which approximately 12%, or 750 tons, are plastics. Only 100 tons are recycled. We are recycling more of them to build hundreds of houses (for displace people)."
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Incredible speed! 1,500 Chinese workers connect a new high-speed railway with three existing lines, in 8 and 1/2 hours. xhne.ws/NC0cp
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1,374 drones dance over the ancient city wall of Xi'an, China, creating a new Guinness World Record.
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The Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon bridge in central China's Hunan was smashed by a sledgehammer for more than 150 hits! Volunteers also drove an SUV on it. After all the challenges made on Friday, visitors can still walk on it safely. The bridge is expected to open to visitors next month.
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Afghan form one of the biggest chunks of refugee population in India, with over 10,000 registered with the UN refugee agency. The agency and its partner NGO "Access" have set up a catering program, named "ilham", helping Afghan widows to make a living in a foreign land.
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Tired of traffic jams and tail gas? The design of electric "straddling buses" lets cars drive underneath them, and can help reduce air pollution. Also known as land airbus, the new invention is less costly than subway systems.
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From a tiny fishing town to a major trade hub, Gwadar of Pakistan is aiming high and aiming big. The port city is undergoing dramatic changes with the launch of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, a major project under the Belt and Road Initiative.
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The UN Security Council on Tuesday failed to adopt a draft resolution aiming to impose sanctions over alleged use of chemicals weapons in Syria as Russia and China vetoed it. The vote came when the intra-Syrian negotiations in Geneva are underway.
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68-year-old Kunio Takami from Japan has helped plant nearly 10 million trees on 6,000 hectares of barren land in North China over the past 24 years.
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A man has planted over 200 hectares of trees in a north China desert over the past 30 years to halt encroaching sand from a nearby desert.
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World's most dangerous hiking trail! Daring workers change cliffside planks at Huashan Mountain, 800 meters above the ground.
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Exclusive: Donald Trump's granddaughter Arabella Kushner singing in Mandarin and reciting a part of the Three-Character Classic and ancient Chinese poems. Trump is on a three-day state visit to China. Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan welcomed their U.S. counterparts with an afternoon tea at the Palace Museum on Wednesday, during which Trump showed Xi and Peng this video of Arabella. #XiJinping #TrumpinChina
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A 7-year-old boy dying of cancer has had his wish to save the life of his mother fulfilled. Brave Chen Xiaotian passed away on Wednesday after a long battle with brain cancer. In the months before his death, Chen insisted his kidney be donated to his mother who is battling uremia. Doctors successfully performed the transplant just hours after the youngster's death.
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It takes at least 18 months to make a Guqin, a 7-stringed zither that dates back over 3,000 years. The process has more than 100 steps, including crushing pearls and gemstones and mix them with raw lacquer. The instrument has been hailed as the "father of Chinese music."
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Chinese researchers have developed the world's largest-scaled 3D photonic quantum chip, which marks a big leap in the development of quantum computing.
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It's been a year since the launch of Kenya's Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway passenger train service. Find out how it works during the year.
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Heading to work in a flying taxi? Watch Ehang 184, world's first passenger-carrying drone, take to the skies in Guangzhou.
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The last 40 million people! For China to eliminate poverty by 2020, every month one million people must be lifted out of poverty - that's 20 people a minute! This episode of Xinhua Special gives you a brief look at how that is even possible.
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China says it's ready to strike back at U.S. tariff moves, and all options are possible.
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A Chinese firm carrying out the construction of Nigeria's first standard gauge railway line has started training for local railway personnel to prepare them for the operation of the rail as the project nears completion.
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The astronaut brigade of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) marks the 20th anniversary of its founding. Astronauts celebrate the ocassion in their own way. Find out.
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The Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway project, which links the two East African countries and contracted by two Chinese companies, will boost facilitation of transport of goods and people between the two countries in terms of time and quantity.
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The 56-year old Cao Huizhong and other 8 colleagues decided to come to Kinshasa to look for business opportunities in 2014. On one occasion, they took over a local farm. The farm is renamed Friendship Farm and offers more than 30 jobs to locals.
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Popole Misenga, a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo, burst into tears at a news conference held in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday when asked about what he would like to say to his family in front of world media. Misenga is a member of the Refugee Olympic Team, the first of its kind in Olympic history. Click this video to find out what Misenga has said.
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With the fast-growing internet use in India, cyber security has become a concern for the government, companies and individuals here. The recently held "Hack Delhi" in the Indian capital was designed for nurturing "ethical hackers" -- IT professionals who can target the security loopholes in a computer system to prevent malicious attacks. India has over 300 million internet users and the figure is expected to grow. The demand for ethical hackers in India is only set to soar.
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Chinese armed forces start a new round of training in the new year. This promo video shows how China's military conducts real-combat drills.
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Iron Hand Kung Fu that can smash muscles and break bones. Shaolin Kung Fu practitioners display hand-strengthening tactics and methods which deliver both inner power and external force during a martial arts festival in Mount Song, central China's Henan Province.
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"Everything we teach should be different from machines. If we do not change the way we teach, thirty years from now we will be in trouble," says Alibaba founder Jack Ma at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
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The world’s tallest man and the world’s shortest woman met in Egypt on Saturday to attend a press conference of Guinness World Records held in Cairo. According to the Guinness World Records, Kosen, 35, from Turkey, is the tallest man in the world measuring 251 cm high while Amge, 24, from India, is the shortest woman at just over 62.8 cm tall.
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The emblem of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games was unveiled at the National Aquatics Center. #China Olympic Emblem#
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Breaking several records! World's largest-span steel-box beam suspension bridge nears completion in Guangdong, China.
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Vox Pop: What do you think of America? First thought when you think of America? What do you think of President Obama? What makes you feel uncomfortable about America? Any expectations for Xi Jinping's state visit? What you'd like to say to Xi & Obama?
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How can you visit China’s Terracotta Warriors and the Giant Panda in just one day? This calls for a bullet train! This episode of #XinhuaSpecial takes you on a journey of culture, food and fast ride, as a new high-speed rail line links Xi'an with Chengdu, going through the Qin Mountains and cutting travel time to 4 hours. #AmazingChina
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Why does Xi Jinping visit the rural poor every year before Chinese New Year? In the run-up to one of the most important traditions for Chinese across the globe, the leader of the world's second largest economy takes time out from his official duties to pay house calls on ordinary people. Xinhua Special finds out why.
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An opulent royal welcome, 40 billion pounds in deals, and a casual outing with David Cameron at a country pub… Watch the video for the highlights of President Xi's “super” state visit to the UK. China Insight, Global View. Xinhua News Agency is the first port of call for the latest China and world news. Email: XinhuaYouTube@163.com Tel: 8610 88051291
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China is fast becoming known for the breathtaking speed of its transport development. Starting from rickety old green trains, China now boasts the fastest bullet trains ever made, connecting more people across vast distances in the country. China’s sprawling networks and booming railway industry are also connecting more of the world, as this video shows. #amazingChina #highspeedtrain #bullettrain
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Two sets of dinosaur fossils from the Jurassic period have been discovered in southwest China's Yunnan Province. They are believed to date back more than 180 million years ago.
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A Chinese man whose skull was severely injured in an accident has had his head rebuilt with the help of 3D printing technology. The surgery appears to have been a success, as the appearance of the man's skull has nearly returned to normal after half a month of recovery.
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China has the world's longest high-speed rail network. How do workers lay the 500-meter-long tracks in place and how fast can they proceed? Find out here.
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