Tiktok's Chief Executive Officer has testified before a US Congressional committee over allegations of security concerns and Chinese influence. (01:06) The Swiss central bank announced a hefty rate hike as it also declared the country's banking crisis to be over. (10:09) And Chinese scientists have discovered a key gene that helps crops tolerate saltier soil conditions. (22:17)
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Honduran president to pay first visit to China
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1:00:06Honduran President Xiomara Castro is paying a visit to China following the establishment of diplomatic ties (02:35). Russia and Ukraine are blaming each other of damaging a pipeline associated with the future of the Black Sea grain deal (16:21). And New York is shrouded in a yellowish haze as a result of the wildfires in Canada (24:25).
12.9 million sit China's Gaokao
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1:00:04Supporting measures are in place for China's national college entrance exams (02:42). Russia and Ukraine blame each other for the destruction of the Kakhovka dam (12:15). And China's Snooker Association has vowed tough punishments after two players received lifetime bans (48:09).
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Trains running again after three-train collision in India
1:01:22Train services have resumed in India after a three-train collision killed nearly 300 people (2:42). Oil prices have jumped following Saudi Arabia's decision to cut production by one million barrels per day (7:31). And we learn about China's efforts to reduce plastic pollution on this World Environment Day (10:03).
U.S. House passes bill on debt ceiling
59:46A bill to lift the U.S. government's debt ceiling has cleared its first hurdle in the House (02:37). Singapore's former foreign minister says the United States should show sincerity before talking with China (10:04). And Sevilla has won the Europa League for a seventh time (47:42).
Chinese commerce, information ministers meet Elon Musk
1:00:13Russia calls the drone attack on its capital a terrorist act (02:38). China's defence minister is attending the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore this week (08:45). And China's information and commerce ministers meet Tesla CEO Elon Musk (33:09).
Shenzhou-16 crew aboard space station
1:01:22Six astronauts are inside China's space station after the arrival of the Shenzhou-16 crew (2:35). Moscow says Ukrainian drones have attacked the capital city, which Kyiv has denied (15:51). And Chinese player Zhang Zhizhen has made history at Roland Garros (48:50).
All set for China's Shenzhou-16 crewed mission
1:01:22China is ready to launch its Shenzhou-16 mission to the space station with the country's first civilian astronaut on board (2:33). Female scientists are in the spotlight at this year's Zhongguancun Forum (10:07). And the Turkish president has won another term (17.02).
China, DRC upgrade ties
1:01:21China and the Democratic Republic of the Congo have agreed to lift their bilateral relations to a comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership. (0:59) Moscow and Minsk have signed a deal formalizing the deployment of Russia's tactical nuclear weapons on Belarusian territory. (6:19) And in our special series, Xizang's unique culture injects vitality to the region's economy. (15:25)