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S. Korea, US to discuss US missile system deployment

South Korea and the US would begin formal talks on the deployment of a US missile defense system on the Korean peninsula.

Taiwan quake death toll rises to 35

The death toll of a 6.7-magnitude quake which hit Taiwan early Saturday rose to 35 Monday as rescuers working overnight pulled out another body from under the debris.

New footage emerges showing purported bomb exchange in Somalia

New footage emerges showing purported bomb exchange in Somalia

US Election: Voters and candidates countdown to New Hampshire primary

US Election: Voters and candidates countdown to New Hampshire primary

Palestinian forces caught between cooperation and loyalty

Palestinian forces caught between cooperation and loyalty

Taiwan quake death toll rises to 33, mainland vows aid

The death toll from a powerful earthquake that struck southern Taiwan had climbed to 33 by 10:00 p.m. Sunday.

Rescue work continues after magnitude-6.7 quake in Taiwan

Rescue workers in Taiwan have continued to pull survivors out from the rubble of a collapsed apartment building... in the southern city of Tainan.

China regrets over DPRK' s satellite launch

China expressed regrets on the launch by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) of an earth observation satellite Sunday morning, calling for calm on the Korean Peninsula.

Taiwan quake death toll rises to 29

The death toll from a powerful earthquake that struck southern Taiwan had climbed to 29 by 8:00 p.m. Sunday.

Xi grieves over Taiwan quake, vows aid

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, on Sunday conveyed condolences to the victims in the strong earthquake that struck southern Taiwan on early Saturday.

Taiwan quake kills 26

The death toll from a powerful earthquake that struck southern Taiwan had reached 26 by 3:50 p.m. Sunday.

Fighting around Aleppo intensifies

Fighting between the government troops and rebels around the Syrian city of Aleppo has intensified with the army making advances.

Crossover: Final preparations being made for Gala

Since the first CCTV Spring Festival Gala in 1983, it has always been broadcast live from our largest studio, Studio 1, where our reporter Mu Fangzhou is standing by back stage.

Crossover: Year of the Monkey celebrated across China

The Spring Festival is celebrated all across China, and different places have their own unique customs. Our reporter Liu Yang is now in the home of a family from the ancient town of Gu Le, in southwest China's Sichuan Province.

China's forex reserves drop smaller than expected

China's foreign exchange reserves dropped by 99.5 billion U.S. dollars from December to 3.23 trillion U.S. dollars at the end of January, the central bank said Sunday.

Crossover: Japan condemns the launch of Kwangmyongsong-4

Our correspondent Terrence Terashima is in Tokyo. Let's cross live to him now for Japan's response.

Tele interview: S. Korea, US discuss issue at emergency meeting following the DPRK'S rocket launch

South Korean Defence Minister Han Min-koo has held an emergency meeting with US Forces Korea commander Curtis Scaparotti and US Ambassador to Seoul Mark Lippert following the DPRK'S rocket launch. For more, we now go live to our correspondent U-Jean Jung in Seoul.

Death toll in magnitude-6.7 quake in Taiwan rises to 23

The death toll in the powerful tremor that hit Taiwan on Saturday has risen to 23.

Migrant workers who stay at work during Sring Festival

Spring festival is a time of family reunions, especially for those migrant workers who are thousands of miles away from their hometowns. But this year, many of them are staying at work, to provide services and keep cities running smoothly.

Crossover: Year of the Monkey celebrated across China

We've already talked about the various traditions across China to celebrate the Spring Festival. Now our reporter Liu Yang joins us live with more. She is standing by at an ancient town Gu Le in southwest China's Sichuan Province.

Crossover: Massive rescue operation underway for quake victims

Earlier we spoke to our correspondent Tony Cheng, who was at the site of the collapsed 17-storey building. He described to us what he saw there.

Crossover: US denounces 'destabilizing, provocative' launch

Earlier we spoke to our correspondent Jim Spellman in Washington. He told us the US has expressed strong condemnation on the DPRK's satellite launch.

Crossover: South Korea's response on satellite launch by DPRK

For more South Korea's response to the launch, earlier we spoke to our correspondent U-Jean Jung in Seoul.

FM: China regrets DPRK's satellite launch

China has expressed regrets over this morning's satellite launch by the DPRK. The Chinese Foreign Ministry says the launch comes despite opposition from the international community, but has called for peace and calm for all parties concerned.

Thousands buy blossoms for good fortune in Guangzhou

The southern city of Guangzhou is famous for its holiday flower fairs. The annual custom has become an institution in the city, with its origins going back some 500 years.

China regrets DPRK's satellite launch

China expressed regrets after the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) launched an earth-observation satellite Sunday morning, calling for calmness to avoid further escalation of tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

Snow world in Mohe town attracts visitors

The Spring Festival is about family reunions...but more and more people are willing to travel with their family during the holidays. In Mohe, a northernmost town on the China-Russia border in Heilongjiang Province, a snow wonderland has proved to be very attractive to visitors.

China's southernmost city undergoes transformation

Now to the southernmost city in China. Four years ago, the city of Sansha was officially established to administrate China's southernmost territory in the South China Sea. Personnel and cargo transports to and from the outside world currently rely on ships. That's about to change, as the city is planning to open commercial flights.

DPRK announces successful launch of Kwangmyongsong-4 satellite

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Sunday successfully launched a Kwangmyongsong-4 satellite, the Korean Central Television (KCTV) reported.

Return to Sansha ep.2: China's southernmost city undergoes transformation

Four years ago, the city of Sansha was officially established to administrate China's southernmost territory in the South China Sea.

Crossover: Death toll following magnitude 6.7 quake in Taiwan rises to 18

For more, we are joined live by our correspondent Tony Cheng, who is standing by for us at the site of the 17-storey collapsed building.

Death toll in magnitude-6.7 quake in Taiwan rises to 18

The death toll in the powerful tremor that hit Taiwan on Saturday has risen to 18.

Tele interview: Yonhap: DPRK launches long-range missile

The Korean Central Television has said the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has successfully launched a Kwangmyongsong-4 satellite on Sunday morning.

Taiwan quake kills 23

The death toll of a powerful earthquake that struck southern Taiwan has reached 18 by Sunday morning, the latest statistics from a local fire agency said.

Mexico anticipates rise in confirmed Zika virus cases

Mexico anticipates rise in confirmed Zika virus cases

Syrian FM promises to fight any invasion

Syrian FM promises to fight any invasion

S. Africa's Helen Zille sends best wishes to the Chinese community

S. Africa's Helen Zille sends best wishes to the Chinese community

Wang Yi meets Namibia Deputy PM and President

Wang Yi meets Namibia Deputy PM and President

Magnitude 6.7 quake kills 12, injures 481 in Taiwan

12 people are confirmed dead and about 480 others injured by the earthquake that struck the southern Taiwan early this morning.

S. Korea says DPRK advances rocket launch window to Feb. 7-14

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has advanced the window of its planned long-range rocket launch to Feb. 7-14, South Korea's foreign ministry said Saturday.

Chinese leaders extend Spring Festival greetings

President Xi Jinping and other top leaders extended Spring Festival greetings to all Chinese people Saturday as they met more than 2,000 members of the public at a reception in Beijing.

Cargo trucks cross India-Nepal border after 135 days

Cargo trucks have started entering Nepal via Birgunj-Raxaul border point between Nepal and India, after a blockade of nearly 5 months.

US agency says Pyongyang may be nearing launch

A US intelligence agency says the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, or DPRK, could be ready to launch its rocket as early as Monday.

Rescuers in Taiwan deploy heavy machinery

A reporter for CCTV's Mandarin channel, Chen Huihui, has been following the rescue operation at the site of a collapsed building in Tainan and brings us this report.

China's transport networks brace for travel peak

It's the last day before the Chinese New Year's Eve and the country's rail and air networks are working hard to get everyone home on time.

Return to Sansha ep.1: China's southernmost city to launch civil flights

In the first episode of "Return to Sansha", our reporter Han Bin was given a seat on the first chartered flight to the seat of the municipal government on Yongxing Island, after last year's airport renovations.

Colombia confirms first three Zika deaths

Colombia has confirmed the first three deaths from the Zika virus. The director of the country's national health institute says the three cases involves one man and one woman who died last week and another man who died at the end of last November.

At least 7 killed, over 300 injured in Taiwan quake

The magnitude-6.7 quake in Kaohsiung is the worst to hit the island in six years. The quake was very shallow, at a depth of 15 kilometers. This is a shakemap from the China Earthquake Administration. It shows the intensity of the tremors. The darker colors indicate a stronger impact.

Chinese cabinet holds Spring Festival reception

The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council (Cabinet) hold a reception for the Spring Festival in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 6, 2016. This year's Spring Festival, or the Chinese lunar New Year, starts from Feb. 8.

Mainland Red Cross offers 2-million-RMB aid to Taiwan

The mainland's Red Cross Society has sent its condolences to its Taiwan counterpart, and offered 2-million-yuan in emergency aid. The Society says goods have been prepared, and rescue staff are standing by to be sent to Taiwan if required.

Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou in disaster zone

Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou is at the disaster scene. The city government there has set up a level-one emergency response center.

Crossover: Epicenter in Kaohsiung at shallow depth, M-6.7

Our correspondent Andy Lee has been following the event, and he joins us from Taipei with more updates.

Five killed, buildings damaged in Taiwan quake

An earthquake in southern Taiwan early on Saturday morning damaged several buildings, causing the collapse of at least one and leaving at least five people dead, according to the island's disaster response authorities.

Premier Li Keqiang sends condolences after quake in Taiwan

While addressing at a festive gathering for the incoming Chinese Lunar New Year on Saturday morning, Premier Li Keqiang sent profound condolences to Taiwan compatriots for the strong 6.7-magnitude earthquake that hit Kaohsiung earlier in the day.

Key topic of Xi's phone talks with Park, Obama

Chinese President Xi Jinping has discussed the situation on the Korean Peninsula in separate phone conversations with South Korean President Park Geun-hye and US President Barack Obama.

Mainland offers Taiwan quake help

The Chinese mainland has offered to help Taiwan following the deadly earthquake in Kaohsiung.

Users sharing condolences & support on social media

Following the earthquake, people from across the world have taken to social media to express their condolences and support to people in Taiwan.

Taiwan quake affects high-speed train services

The earthquake is affecting the high-speed trains across Taiwan. Railway authorities have rushed to inspect the lines.

Densely populated southern city of Tainan hit

The island's southern city of Tainan has been severely hit by the earthquake. The densely populated city neighbors Kaohsiung, the epicenter of the quake.

Two babies rescued from 17-story building

Two babies have been rescued from the 17-story building in Tainan city. The building housed both residents and shops. About 250 people lived in the 20-year old building.

Epicenter in Kaohsiung with a depth of 15 km

The strong quake struck the southern Taiwan city of Kaohsiung early this morning. The magnitude 6.7 quake is the worst to hit Taiwan in six years. The quake was very shallow, at a depth of 15 kilometers.

All rescued from a 7-story building in Tainan

In Tainan city, another building was also severely damaged.

Returning home for Spring Festival

Spring Festival travel is the largest annual migration of people in the world.In just 40 days, almost half the world’s population is on the move. On the first day of Spring Festival travel in 2016,more than 7 million passengers are expected to use China’s railways.

Indian firm developing two possible Zika vaccines

An Indian biotechnology firm says it has come up with two potential vaccines for the Zika virus, which is spreading across the Americas. The company has now asked the Indian government to speed up the trial process, which usually takes up to three years.

Thousands of Syrians flee Aleppo assault

Tens of thousands of Syrians have fled fighting in Aleppo, as Russian airstrikes intensify... and aid groups say the major city could soon fall under a full government siege.

State Council Taiwan Affairs Office expresses concerns about earthquake

The Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council has expressed deep concerns and condolences after the earthquake in Kaohsiung.

Quake felt in coastal cities in Fujian

The quake was also felt in east China's Fujian Province, in coastal cities including Xiamen, Quanzhou, Putian, and Fuzhou.

Rescue teams sent from across island to Kaohsiung

Several other Taiwan cities have sent search and rescue teams to Kaohsiung to help the operation there. 35 firefighters from New Taipei city have left with 5 rescue vehicles and live detectors while the city of Taipei has sent 34 fire-fighters, two rescue dogs and rescue equipment. The authorities have also recalled all firefighters who were on vacation.

6.4 magnitude earthquake hits Taiwan

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck the southern city of Kaohsiung early Saturday, according to Taiwan’s weather and earthquake monitoring agency.

Chinese, South Korean presidents talk relations on phone

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his South Korean counterpart Park Geun-hye held a telephone conversation on Friday, exchanging Lunar New Year greetings and agreeing to keep making efforts to jointly promote China-South Korea ties to a new high.

Reflecting on 45 years of China-Nigeria diplomatic ties

On February 10, China and Nigeria will celebrate the 45th anniversary of of diplomatic relations. Both sides have shown mutual respect on sovereign and territorial integrity, while adhering to the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence.

Hundreds trapped in damaged buildings as quake hits Taiwan

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake in southern Taiwan early Saturday morning damaged several buildings, with at least one building collapsed, trapping hundreds of residents.

25 Tianjin blast officials face prosecution

Twenty-five officials will face prosecution for their roles in the deadly Tianjin warehouse explosions last year, the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) announced on Friday, upon the conclusion of an official investigation into the incident.

Second group of Cuba migrants departs Costa Rica, continues journey northward

Second group of Cuba migrants departs Costa Rica, continues journey northward

Officials: Laptop bomb may have blown hole in Somalia plane

Officials: Laptop bomb may have blown hole in Somalia plane

Tele interview: Strong earthquake hits southern Taiwan

Crossover: Strong earthquake hits southern Taiwan; Andy Lee

Chinese Premier vows to deepen reforms

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Friday that China will continue to deepen reforms by streamlining administration, delegating powers, improving regulation and providing better services.

Chinese, U.S. presidents hold phone conversation on ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday held a telephone conversation with his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama at the latter's invitation, during which the two leaders exchanged Lunar New Year greetings.

Brazilian health officials identify Zika virus in saliva & urine

Brazilian health officials identify Zika virus in saliva & urine

China embraces Year of Monkey with full decoration

China embraces Year of Monkey with full decoration

UN panel rules Assange 'arbitrarily detained'

UN panel rules Assange 'arbitrarily detained'

Investigators release report over Tianjin blasts that killed 165

Investigators release report over Tianjin blasts that killed 165

Thousands of Syrians flee Aleppo assault

Thousands of Syrians flee Aleppo assault

6.7-magnitude quake jolts Taiwan

A 6.7-magnitude earthquake hit Kaohsiung of Taiwan at a depth of 15 kilometers at 03:57 a.m. Beijing Time on Saturday, according to China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).

Rouble depreciation hits hard on boarder town

Trades of goods and services between China and Russia is suffering since the rouble began depreciating substantially since October 2014.

Chinese boosts New Year spending by 50 percent

The Lunar New Year may be a few days away but the festivities are already in full swing. A survey conducted by United Overseas Bank of Chinese consumers has revealed some surprising results.

China aims at overcapacity in coal sector

China will not approve any new coal production capacity in the next three years. That's the word from China's State Council on Friday,as part of a plan to tackle severe overcapacity in the sector.

Five non Chinese nominated VPs of AIIB

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has appointed five non-Chinese vice presidents.

6.7-magnitude quake jolts Taiwan

A 6.7-magnitude earthquake hit Kaohsiung of Taiwan at a depth of 15 kilometers at 03:57 a.m. Beijing Time on Saturday, according to China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).

Firecracker sales drop amid smog concerns in Beijing

Fireworks are unmissable in any New Year celebration. And in Beijing, manufacturers are working to develop more environmentally friendly products for Spring Festival.

Sub-anchor: Online red envelope: A fight for customers during Spring Festival

With China's most important holiday just a couple of days away, a number of companies are moving to capitalize on the Spring Festival spirit. Hong Bao, or Red Envelope containing cash, is a typical Chinese gift during the festive season and it's become a battlefield of sorts between the Interent giants.

Reasons behind powerful blasts and high death toll

As many as 165 people died in the blasts but what made them so powerful? And what of the firefighters, of whom 104 perished. How can we analyze their strategy when they arrived on the scene.

China's transport networks brace for travel peak

There are still two days ahead of New Year's Eve and China's annual Spring Festival. And the nation's rail and air networks are working hard to get everyone home on time.

Ruihai International Logistics primarily at fault on Tianjin blast

The latest investigative report from last August's Tianjin warehouse blast which took 165 lives shows eight people were also left unnacounted for, whilst another 800 people were injured. 6.8 billion yuan was lost in economic terms.

China opposes unilateral sanctions against DPRK: FM spokesperson

China on Friday said it opposes unilateral sanctions against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), for efforts to avoid complicating the situation.

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Over 138 mln watched online, up 41%

The Spring Festival Gala has completed a big success! While the gala was broadcast live on TV on New Year's Eve, it was also simultaneously broadcast online at five popular video websites in China.

Traditions during the Spring Festival celebrations

What are some of the traditions during China's Spring Festival? Let's take a look.

Beijing welcomes Year of the Monkey

Today is the first day of the Year of the Monkey. Beijing's ancient Bell Tower was rung to welcome the lunar new year.

S. Korea, US to discuss US missile system deployment

South Korea and the US would begin formal talks on the deployment of a US missile defense system on the Korean peninsula.

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