US to serve only as ‘observer state’ to UNESCO

The United States has announced it is withdrawing from the United Nation’s cultural organization UNESCO, citing it sees “anti-Israel bias” prevailing within the agency. The US will serve only as an observer state in future. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play […]

World Insight: “Profound regret” over US withdrawal from UNESCO

US President Donald Trump appears to have delivered on a campaign promise to disengage from the United Nations, after the UN’s world heritage body UNESCO was notified that the US is withdrawing its membership, citing “mounting arrears” and “continuing anti-Israel bias.” The US did say it would “remain engaged … as a non-member observer state […]

UNESCO chief ‘profoundly regrets’ US decision to withdraw

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova has expressed “profound regret” over the United States’ decision to withdraw from UNESCO, calling the move “a loss of multilateralism.”  Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChinaGlobalTVNetwork/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cgtn/?hl=zh-cn Twitter: https://twitter.com/CGTNOfficial Pinterest: […]

US to pull out of UN cultural agency, claims it has anti-Israel bias

The United States announced Thursday that it will withdraw from the United Nations’ scientific and cultural organization, known as UNESCO, accusing the body of “anti-Israel bias.” US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Washington would establish an “observer mission” to replace its representation at the Paris-based agency. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our […]

Digital tech reveals China’s fragile UNESCO caves

As the number of tourists increases, the narrow caves and the fragile frescos have been overworked.Tourism has become the biggest potential hazard for Mogao Caves. Every visitor brings change to the temperature, humidity even atmosphere in the cave, which could result in speeding up the aging of the frescos… Read the full story: Subscribe to […]

Mongolian long song: Music on horseback

The Urtiin duu, also known as the long song, is one of the most important forms of Mongolian music. It’s closely related to the Mongolian nomads’ way of life. It’s performed at weddings, births, horse races and other important social events. The long song is mainly performed in both China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and […]

UNESCO presents certificate for China’s newest world heritage site

The Director General of UNESCO hand-delivered the certificate for the inclusion of Gulangyu Island in the organization’s list of world heritage sites. The document was presented to the municipal government of Xiamen, the location of this year’s BRICS summit. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our […]

BRICS evening gala: Nanyin Capriccio

BRICS evening gala opened with sea-themed performances this evening. A program featuring Nanyin was staged. Nanyin, which has a history of some 1,000 years, is one of the oldest forms of Chinese music preserved in its original state. It was listed in UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2009, bringing it international attention. Subscribe to us […]

Multicultural island joins UNESCO World Heritage list

Gulangyu, or Kulangsu, is the literal translation of the Chinese name for drum, wave and islet. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChinaGlobalTVNetwork/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cgtn/?hl=zh-cn Twitter: https://twitter.com/CGTNOfficial Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/CGTNOfficial/ Tumblr: http://cctvnews.tumblr.com/ Weibo: http://weibo.com/cctvnewsbeijing

Traditional Chinese opera showcases in Kuala Lumpur

Chinese Cantonese opera opened Malaysia’s Traditional Arts Showcase in Kuala Lumpur on July 28 and 29. The Sound of Tai Hei troupe was one of the highlights of this year’s showcase, which will be held over several months and is organized by Malaysia’s National Department for Culture and Arts. A traditional art form involving singing, […]


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