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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World's largest permanent shiplift will start trial operation Sunday at the Three Gorges Dam in central China's Hubei Province. Jointly designed by Chinese and German experts, the shiplift is also the most sophisticated of its kind. Follow this first-ever aerial view of the facility to see how it works.
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Ruth and her husband Yaxing have been together for three years and are determined to solve all problems emerging in their life. Before coming to China, Ruth was a student of the Confucious Institution. She was even on TV for her good performance in the Chinese language.Ruth never thought that she would settle down in China at first. Yaxing is a TV host before meeting Ruth. After getting married,they set up a group called China-Africa Flamingo to contribute to China-Kenyan cultural exchange.
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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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From the world's highest bridge, to the longest manmade sea crossing, and to the fastest supercomputer, China is showing what it really means to do big things. Here are some of the most jaw-dropping engineering, infrastructure and sicence projects the country is undertaking in 2017.
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Exclusive: Aerial view of the largest high-speed train maintenance base in central China.
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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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Last year, China announced a plan to establish the Xiongan New Area in Hebei Province. The small region was suddenly thrust into the limelight – just as Shenzhen was when China decided to build its first ever Special Economic Zone there in 1980. The blueprint for the Xiongan New Area is a Chinese model for world-class urban development.
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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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Chinese man plants 50,000 trees in 15 years, turning barren land on the edge of China's third largest desert into an oasis.
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COSCO Shipping Panama, a vessel belonging to China COSCO Shipping Corporation, sails down the expanded Panama Canal in the morning of June 26, becoming the first ship to mark its official opening. (Soundbite) Jorge Luis Quijano, Administrator of Panama Canal Authority "The Panama Canal 102 years ago hit two oceans. Now we connect the present and the future. It is an honor to announce what we did together: expanded the canal. Thank you." The Chinese container vessel opens a chapter in the global shipping history by marking the conclusion of the nine-year expansion project of the canal. (Soundbite) Xu Lirong, Chairman of China COSCO Shipping Corporation “The new set of locks shortens the traffic time and downsizes the cost. It is very competitive. I believe it will boost China’s overseas trade.” The expansion of the Panama Canal will bring the traffic through the inter-oceanic passage to a new level, which already handles around 6 percent of global trade transportation. (Soundbite) Juan Carlos Varela, President of Panama "I would ask all the present to look up to the only flag that must always sway over this channel, which is the flag of Panama. With pride, God bless Columbus! May God bless the people of Panama! Thank you very much.” With the expansion of the canal's width and depth, the traffic volume will get tripled, further boosting the 1 billion U.S. dollars that the Panamanian government collects each year from its operation.
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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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Pasting sand to create fertile soil? Chinese scientists have developed a method to achieve this legendary mission, which is expected to help fight desertification.
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China is emerging as a science and technology powerhouse and the country aims to become one of the most innovative countries in the near future. Get what Chinese Minister of Science and Technology Wan Gang says.
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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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Chinese electrochemists have found a way to produce unique powder that can inflate and settle again by itself in a few minutes. The material can be used in high-energy batteries and super capacitors.
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A life-size model of a futuristic bus that is being designed to straddle traffic has been on show in east China. The compartment will undergo a test drive soon.
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China aims to roll out automated high-speed trains on a line between Beijing and Zhangjiakou, both of which will host the 2022 Winter Olympics.
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Vox pop on the street of Beijing CBD, China
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New bullet trains with double-decker sleeper beds launched on the high-speed railway between Beijing and Shanghai.
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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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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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The 96-year-old Japanese veteran Kobayashi Kancho was once an invader in China. But he says it was the Chinese people who brought him a new life. In an exclusive interview with CNC, Kobayashi recalls how he changed from a Japanese invader to a Chinese soldier. Soundbite, Kobayashi Kancho, Japanese Veteran: "75 years ago, I was a Japanese soldier pointing my gun at the Eighth Route Army. But when I was captured, the Chinese people treated me equally as a true friend and brother instead of an enemy. They also gave me full freedom. I was awakened." On June 19th, 1941, Kobayashi was captured by the Chinese army when he was on a mission in Shandong province in East China. He tried twice to commit suicide, but was prevented from doing so by the Chinese army. During his time as a captive of the Chinese army, he witnessed Japanese soldiers raping Chinese women and killing innocent people. He realized his country initiated this war of aggression and it brought tremendous suffering to the Chinese people. On September 19th, 1941, Kobayashi and his fellow Japanese soldiers joined the Eighth Route Army. They distributed anti-war leaflets, wrote slogans and made telephone calls, trying to persuade the Japanese army to surrender. Kobayashi said his only wish for the rest of his life is to tell the true history of the Japanese invasion to the next generation.
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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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Poverty relief is high on China’s 2016-2020 agenda, as the government has vowed to lift everybody out of poverty by 2020. This story tells how Guizhou has found a way towards prosperity for the poor based on local conditions. #PovertyAlleviation #TeaIndustry
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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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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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Incredible aerial footage shows a fleet of high-speed trains in Wuhan, China. Chinese people are expected to make 2.98 billion trips during the Spring Festival Travel Rush, with a great many choosing to travel by bullet train.
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China, which was never a colonizer in Africa, is doing what African people expected their colonizers to do in the past, says Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe at the opening session of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) summit in Johannesburg, South Africa. Themed "Africa-China Progressing Together: Win-Win Cooperation for Common Development," the summit is the second of its kind under the 15-year-old framework of the FOCAC, which groups China, 50 African countries that have established diplomatic ties with China, and the Commission of the African Union.
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Wingsuit flying has been described as the world's most exhilarating sport. Launching themselves from a cliff over 1,400 meters above sea level, 16 flyers from around the world are participating in a competition in Zhangjiajie, central China's Hunan Province.
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Snow mountains, pristine forests and vast grasslands...All aboard and set out on a journey along Tibet's most beautiful highway.
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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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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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Lunar New Year’s Eve is a time of family reunion for hundreds of millions of Chinese. But for this daughter and her mother, the reunion only lasted two minutes.
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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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Transport of the future? The world's first "smart train" with virtual tracks begins operating on the busy streets of Zhuzhou, China. The futuristic system, featuring track-less trains and invisible rail lines, has been developed as an effort to speed up public transport in cities.
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LIVE: Chinese President Xi Jinping hosts a welcome ceremony for U.S. President Donald Trump at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Trump is in China for a three-day state visit, his first to the country since taking office in January 2017. #XinhuaLive #XiJinping #DonaldTrump #TrumpinChina
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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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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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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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