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1 killed, 4 injured, 2 missing after oil leakage fire in NW China

A fire at a PetroChina branch in northwest China has left one person dead, four injured, and two missing.

ISIL, Kurdish militants targeted in Iraq & Syria

The Turkish government says it is determined to continue fighting terrorism as the country launched airstrikes against both ISIL and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party in Iraq and Syria on Saturday.

Commentary: Manila's South China Sea arbitration request reneges on previous promises

Manila appears to be a fickle player in international politics since its recent arbitration request on the South China Sea issue completely disregards its previous consensus with China and violates what it has agreed on.

Yunnan Province mine collapse traps 11

Nearly 500 rescuers are racing to save 11 people trapped in a collapsed mine pit in southwestern China's Yunnan Province.

Crossover: Public criticism over Abe-backed legislation

Earlier, we spoke to our correspondent Terrence Terashima who has been following the demonstrations in Tokyo. He told us that public condemnation and opposition towards Abe's policies began long before the debate over the new security bills.

Abe's attempts to alter post-war international order

The Potsdam Declaration demanded unconditional surrender and compliance with the Cairo Declaration of 1943. These two documents constitute the cornerstone of the post-war international order.

Studio interview: Anniversary comes amid shift in Japan defense policy

For more on the Potsdam Declaration and Shinzo Abe's push to pass security bills, we're joined in the studio by Einar Tangen, a current affairs commentator.

Inside world's largest fuel cell plant in S. Korea

Fuel cells are often mentioned in the context of hydrogen-powered cars, but they can also be used to power homes. We visited the world's largest fuel cell power plant in South Korea's Hwaseong city, to find out why fuel cells could be the next best source of renewable energy. She sends this story.

China-Pakistan economic corridor under construction

Pakistan's army chief General Raheel Sharif has inspected a road network under construction in Balochistan Province, which is part of a China-Pakistan development project.

UN: Violence must end in S. Sudan to avert humanitarian tragedy

The UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Stephen O'Brien, has wrapped up a four-day visit to South Sudan to see first hand the consequences of ongoing violence in the country.

Quanzhou: start of the Maritime Silk Road

The city of Quanzhou, in China’s southeastern province of Fujian, boasts one of the richest religious and ethnic blends in the country. For centuries, it was used by merchants traveling the ancient Maritime Silk Road.

Medvedev hails 'historical peak' in China-Russia ties

Russia's Prime Minister says relations between Russia and China have never been as good as they are now. Dmitry Medvedev said the two countries are enjoying a period of high mutual trust and economic cooperation.

Japan's history textbooks contain questionable information

Textbooks can be an important indicator of Japan's domestic political climate, reflecting the country's political changes and social beliefs.

Germany, Japan's different approaches to history

Japan and Germany were the two main aggressors during the Second World War. But after the war, the ways in which the two nations choose to remember the conflict couldn’t be more different.

Studio interview: Expert: Abe seeks to whitewash history of aggression

For more discussion on this, joining us in the studio now is Liu Youfa, former vice president of the China Institute of International Studies.

Japan-China Society senior leader on Potsdam Declaration

The Chairman of the Executive Council of the Japan-China Society in Tokyo has said that Japan's pacifist Constitution is in line with the Potsdam Declaration.

Crossover: Large scale protests against SDF expansion in Japan

For more, we're joined by our correspondent Terrence Terashima in Tokyo.

Japanese citizens protest against 'war bills'

Japan's upper house of parliament is expected to debate on Monday new security bills that seek to expand the role of the nation's Self Defense Forces.

Potsdam Declaration: avoiding the return of Japanese militarism

Let's take a look in detail at the Potsdam declaration -- its goals back then, and its relevance today.

Shinzo Abe refuses to acknowledge Potsdam Declaration

70 years after the Japanese surrender. It seems Prime Minister Shinzo Abe still refuses to face history squarely, and has revealed recently that he is NOT familiar with the 1945 Potsdam Declaration.

US expert: Japan misinterpreting historic document

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his right-wing allies have challenged the peace mechanism by trying to revise the pacifist constitution and promoting the new security bill.

Spotlight: Commemorating Potsdam Proclamation is of great realistic significance

As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the signing of the 1945 Potsdam Proclamation on Sunday, experts said that the commemoration is of great realistic significance under the current international situation.

Kenya, U.S. reaffirm commitment to war against terrorism

Kenya and the U.S. on Saturday reaffirmed their commitment on security cooperation and in the war against terrorism to help prevent future terror attacks in the East African nation.

Two new satellites join Beidou navigation system

China has launched two new satellites for its homegrown rival to the US's GPS system, known as the Beidou Navigation Satellite System. The successful launch marks another solid step in building Beidou into a navigation system with global coverage.

Teenage bomber kills at least 19 in Maroua

A suicide bombing has stricken Maroua, capital of the country's Far-North Region. A local military officer said at least 19 people were killed and 62 wounded in the attack on Saturday night.

Crossover:Relations between Turkey & the West in the fight

How is Turkey and the West's relations in their joint fight against ISIL? Earlier CCTV-America spoke to Ronald Grigor Suny about this. He is a history professor at the University of Michigan.

Is Japan keeping its post-war promises?

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the Potsdam declaration, a document issued by China, the United States and Britain on July 26th, 1945 in demand of Japan's unconditional surrender, and was accepted by Japan in the 1945 Japanese Instrument of Surrender.

Music fair kicks off in northern China

Music fair kicks off in northern China

Channel Tunnel services disrupted as migrants breach fences

Channel Tunnel services disrupted as migrants breach fences

Live phoner: Growing concern after series of attacks

For more, we're now joined on the phone by Professor Liu Guoen from Guanghua School of Management at Peking University.

Senior doctors express their stance on faiths

Recently, a video made by 17 senior doctors has gained over 100 thousand "likes" online. In the video, These senior doctors have an average of 10 years working experiences, they have expressed concerns over the recent escalating tension between doctors and patients. But they made a clear voice that they will never forget the very beginning moment of raising their minds to be doctors.

Growing concern after spate of attacks in Shanghai

In just a few weeks' time in late June this year, a total of seven violent cases against medical workers has appeared in Shanghai, which has left five doctors and three nurses with injuries.

Crossover: Tariffs to be slashed on 201 tech products

For more details, joining us live now is our correspondent Jack Barton in Brussels.

Studio interview: Chinese exporters to benefit from WTO deal

For more on this, we're joined in the studio by our current affairs commentator Victor Gao.

China to benefit from cuts on 200 tech products

Major exporters of tech products -- including China, the US and EU -- agreed on Friday to cut global tariffs on more than 200 products. It marks the WTO’s first significant tariff-cutting deal in 18 years.

Tunisia parliament passes new anti-terror law

Tunisia parliament passes new anti-terror law

Nkurunziza wins controversial third term

Nkurunziza wins controversial third term

Obama honors victims of 1998 embassy bombings in Kenya

Obama honors victims of 1998 embassy bombings in Kenya

More than 900 migrants rescued in two days

The Italian Coastguard says it rescued 103 migrants about 80 kilometres off the Libyan coast on Friday.

At least 55 dead as Saudi-led warplanes hit Taiz

A Saudi-led airstrike on Taiz in Yemen has killed at least 55 people and left tens injured. News agency Saba quoted a local source as saying the bombing targeted the Mokha area inhabited mostly by engineers, and workers of a power station and some displaced families.

Turkey, US to create 'safe zones' in N. Syria

Turkey and the United States have agreed to set up so-called "safe zones" in northern Syria.

Obama addresses Global Entrepreneurship Summit

US President Barack Obama has addressed the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at the United Nations compound in Nairobi.

Turkish forces target ISIL in Syria, PKK in Iraq

The Turkish military has continued its air and ground strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria and camps of Kurdish militants in northern Iraq.

Hundreds of pilot whales killed in annual hunt

Up to 250 pilot whales have been killed in an annual whale hunt in the Faroe Islands, an autonomous country within the Danish Kingdom.

China Voice: Ensuring cyber security an indisputable norm

China is working on its first cyber security law, which clarifies that safeguarding cyber sovereignty and security is an indisputable, international norm.

Mazu belief underlines commercial exchanges

For generations, sea farers in China have been worshipping the Mazu goddess.

CCTV on 21st Century Maritime Silk Road ep4: Connecting cultures along the way

We continue our series 'Silk Road Fujian journey', a nine-episode long special report on Fujian province in eastern China.

Media: Russian officials to continue visiting Kuril Islands

Russian officials will continue to go to the disputed Kuril Islands, which Japan refers to as the Northern Territories. That's according to Russia's RIA Novosti, which cited a Foreign Ministry source.

Online sales of medicines surge in China

E-commerce has taken China by storm. But it isn't just consumer products that are being sold online. Online sales of medicines are growing and offering people the convenience of door step delivery. And this is only set to grow.

Downpours swell China's Hukou Waterfall

Heavy rainfall on the upper stream of the Yellow River has swelled the famous Hukou Waterfall, on the border between the provinces of Shaanxi and Shanxi.

China's top political advisor stresses 'Belt and Road' cooperation

China's top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng highlighted cooperation on the Belt and Road Initiatives during his four-day visit to Thailand which ends on Friday.

Japan lowers voting age from 20 to 18 yrs old

Japan's parliament enacted legislation last months to lower the voting age to 18 from 20. Hoping to encourage young people to gain interest in political participation.

Exclusive: Turkish FM: Fight against ISIL has not changed

CCTV reporter Yu Peng spoke with Turkey's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mevlut Cavusoglu, for an exclusive interview. Cavusoglu said Turkey's stance on the fight against ISIL has not changed.

Mitsubishi to compensate forced Chinese laborers

Japan's Kyodo News agency reports that the construction company Mitsubishi Materials plans to apologize to forced laborers from China during World War Two and to compensate them financially.

Crossover: Thousands protest in downtown Tokyo

For more, we're joined by our correspondent Terrence Terashima in Tokyo.

China Meteorological Center lifts blue rainstorm alert

After days of wet weather across many parts of China, the national weather agency has finally lifted a blue alert for rainstorms.

Turkey confirms deal with US on air base use for strike

For the first time, Turkey's warplanes have bombed extremists in Syria and there are reports that a second strike took place a short time ago.

Japan's upper house may start debates on Monday

Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party and the major opposition Democratic Party of Japan have agreed on the composition of a special committee that will debate a set of controversial national security bills.

Thousands protest in downtown Tokyo

Thousands of protestors rallied Friday night in downtown Tokyo in a campaign called 'Say no to the Abe government,' targeting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's 'runaway' policy.

Crossover: On first presidential trip to father's homeland

For more on the US President's visit to Kenya, we spoke with Jonah Blank, a foreign policy expert and senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation, which works to improve policy and decision-making for a global clientele.

Obama's first presidential trip to father's homeland

US President Barack Obama has arrived in Kenya on his first presidential visit to his father's homeland.

Syria: US achieved no practical results in fight

Syria's foreign minister, Walid al-Moallem, says the US-led forces have not achieved any practical results after nearly one year of fighting Islamic extremist groups.

Turkey launches unprecedented airstrikes

The fight against Islamic State militants has seen a significant escalation in Turkey. Turkey has launched airstrikes for the FIRST time against IS targets in Syria.

China strongly protests Japan allowing Lee Teng-hui's entry

China on Friday voiced grave concern and strong dissatisfaction over Japan's decision to allow former Taiwan leader Lee Teng-hui to visit Japan.

'Star War' characters take flight in New Jersey

'Star War' characters take flight in New Jersey

China new figures reveal major weight problems

China new figures reveal major weight problems

Jonathan Pollard may be released soon

Jonathan Pollard may be released soon

China buzz: This isn't your ordinary kind of football

This isn't your ordinary world cup. Have you ever seen a football game in which competitors play bare-footed, not in a grass court but a mud field?

Elite judges forever responsible for cases

Pilot programs involving judicial reforms in some provinces have drawn wide attention across China. The reforms have trimmed the number of judges who remain on the bench to ensure that only the most experienced ones conduct trials.

Mitsubishi to compensate forced Chinese laborers in WWII

Japan's Mitsubishi Materials will offer compensation and apologies to Chinese victims of its forced labor during World War Two.

S. Africa: Alcohol not to be sold within 500m of schools, places of worship

S. Africa: Alcohol not to be sold within 500m of schools, places of worship

Studio interview: China general manufacturing PMI hits 15-month low

For more analysis, we are joined in the studio by Zhang Jun, director of the China Center for economic studies at Fudan University.

Fitness: a multi-billion dollar industry in China

China’s health and fitness industry occupies a multi-billion-dollar market.

Liver phoner: Reasons for fewer new urban jobs

For more on the employment situation, we're joined on the line by Doctor Wei Nanzhi from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

Over 7 mln jobs in H1 created in China

The government says more than 7 million urban jobs have been created so far this year. That's slightly lower than the same period last year. The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security released the fresh national employment data Friday morning.

WTO cuts tariffs on $1 trln worth IT products

World Trade Organization members reached an agreement today to cut tariffs on 1 trillion dollar worth of IT products ranging from video games to medical equipment.

Katseli says more focus needed on Greek economic growth

Head of Greece's bank association says more focus should be placed on structural reform instead of fiscal austerity measures in Greece.

Obama arrives in Kenya for 3-day visit

U.S. President Barack Obama arrives at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, July 24, 2015.

Nkurunziza wins third term amid controversy

Nkurunziza wins third term amid controversy

Oil futures in China to be settled in RMB

China is planning to price and settle its first crude oil futures in its own currency. That's according to a statement by the central bank.

Public divided on putting pension investment proposal

Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security put out the summary of public opinions on its pension investment proposal.

CASS: Debt level containable, leverage risk rises

The National Finance and Development Lab of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences has issued a report on leverage and risk management of China's state assets.

Mitsubishi to compensate forced Chinese laborers in WWII

Mitsubishi Materials will apologize to forced laborers from China during WWII and compensate them economically, according to a statement released Friday by a Chinese group.

More wrongdoing Japanese firms need to apologize, compensate wartime slave laborers

More Japanese companies that committed war crimes and corporate wrongdoing in wartime by using Chinese slave laborers need to follow the example of Mitsubishi Materials to show repentance, apoligize and offer due compensation to their victims.

Shooter identified in Louisiana movie theatre attack

Police in the US state of Louisiana have identified a gunman who opened fire in a crowded cinema killing two people and wounding nine. Police say the gunman was 59-year-old John Russel Houser. But they have so far failed to identify a motive. Police said the suspect was "kind of a drifter" who had planned to escape after the killings but shot himself as police closed in. Houser fired at least 13 rounds from a single handgun. Governor Bobby Jindal told CNN that police have finished processing the suspect's hotel room and car and spoken with his relatives.

President Xi urges youth federations to stay loyal

President Xi Jinping instructed youth organizations to better unite young people and firmly follow the Party.

China: medical insurance to include critical illnesses

China is beefing up its medical insurance safety network in the country.

Turkey allows US to use air base for strikes

Turkey has agreed to let US military use a key air base near the border with Syria to launch airstrikes against the Islamic State militant group.

China: Philippines' unilateral arbitration unacceptable

China's Foreign Ministry said on Friday the US is trying to influence a South China Sea arbitration case filed by the Philippines.

Crossover: Turkish warplanes bomb ISIL targets in Syria

For the latest on the crackdown against ISIL in Turkey, we are joined by our correspondent Michal Bardavid in Istanbul.

Greek third bailout talks set to begin

Discussions over Greece's third bailout in five years are set to begin in Athens on Friday.

Top US defense official visits Kurdistan

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrived on a surprise visit to Iraq's Kurdistan region on Friday.

US airstrike kills Al-Qaeda commander in Afghanistan

The Pentagon said on Friday that a senior Al-Qaeda commander in Afghanistan was killed in a US airstrike on July the 11th.

Turkish warplanes bomb ISIL targets in Syria

Turkey says 35 Islamic State militants have been killed after Turkish F-16 fighters bombed targets in Syria early Friday.

How the Euro Summit reach a bailout agreement with Greece?

Good news came out of the euro zone summit on July 20 that Greece had received a new bailout in exchange for introducing reforms, its third bailout in five years.

Heatwave hitting much of western China

While southern China is hit by heavy rains, most of northwestern China is still suffering from a severe heatwave.

Turkish police detain 251 alleged militants

Turkey has detained 251 people in coordinated nationwide dawn raids against suspected Islamic State jihadists and Kurdish militants following a wave of deadly violence.

Japan's Nikkei to buy Financial Times for $1.3 bln

Japanese publisher Nikkei has agreed to acquire British newspaper the Financial Times. That's according to the Japanese media group's announcement.

Chinese businessmen invest in Australian agriculture

Australia is poised to ride a wave of foreign investment in its agricultural sector. Farms and cattle stations are becoming increasingly attractive to overseas investors - especially Chinese buyers looking for beef sources in other countries.

Sub-anchor: China releases report on Internet development

China Internet Network Information Center has released a report on the country's internet development, saying that the number of Chinese netizens has reached over 660 million. For more, Xia Cheng is by the board.

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Abe's attempts to alter post-war international order

The Potsdam Declaration demanded unconditional surrender and compliance with the Cairo Declaration of 1943. These two documents constitute the cornerstone of the post-war international order.

Medvedev hails 'historical peak' in China-Russia ties

Russia's Prime Minister says relations between Russia and China have never been as good as they are now. Dmitry Medvedev said the two countries are enjoying a period of high mutual trust and economic cooperation.

China-Pakistan economic corridor under construction

Pakistan's army chief General Raheel Sharif has inspected a road network under construction in Balochistan Province, which is part of a China-Pakistan development project.

China to benefit from cuts on 200 tech products

Major exporters of tech products -- including China, the US and EU -- agreed on Friday to cut global tariffs on more than 200 products. It marks the WTO’s first significant tariff-cutting deal in 18 years.

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