For the past 20 days, we've been focusing on breakthroughs in thinking that are transforming China and leading its future.  

2018-09-30 08:34 GMT+8

Chinese Buddhism is at the crossroad of its future development. How can it progress under the challenges of commercialization and globalization? And how can Chinese Buddhism regain its momentum to thrive?

2018-09-28 12:20 GMT+8

By 2050, nearly 10 billion people will share the planet, as mega-cities rise and technology reshapes the urban landscapes. How can the rising population be accommodated? And how can future buildings keep certain cultural values? CGTN crew interviews two leading Chinese architects, who share their visions on designs for the future. 

2018-09-27 15:03 GMT+8

China's four decades of growth has put it closer to the center stage of the world. How to effectively tell Chinese stories to the world is an increasingly difficult challenge for the country and its people. 

2018-09-26 16:29 GMT+8

The Mekong is a trans-border river in Southeast Asia. Many cargo ships often berth at the docks in the river, which is regarded as the Golden Waterway for trade.

2018-09-25 13:37 GMT+8

CGTN's crew got exclusive access to the unmanned systems at the core of the Chinese military and learned about the change in mindset that triggered these technological breakthroughs. 

2018-09-24 12:32 GMT+8

China's reform and opening up has boosted the development of the rule of law and its legal system within the country. 

2018-09-23 11:10 GMT+8

Drug addiction is a worldwide problem, as narcotics  become more available and policing becomes more challenging. 

2018-09-22 10:51 GMT+8

Touching on LGBT issues is like breaking through a wall inside of us. This community is a wedge, pushing the envelope for openness and inclusiveness. China has been gradually making progress on LGBT rights, but the barriers are still high. The aim of this video is not to draw attention to those who appear in it, but to raise voices to break down those walls. It's not so much about promoting rights for this particular group, but rather, the big issue of social inclusiveness for marginalized groups in China.

2018-09-21 10:35 GMT+8

For decades, China's sports industry has been restrained by the planned economy. Kunlun Fight is among many innovative efforts breaking ground to change the system and allow a free market mechanism. 

2018-09-20 11:43 GMT+8

The world can be a classroom

2018-09-19 12:07 GMT+8

China's high speed of development has also brought along challenging problems for its urbanization drive. Pollution and traffic jams are just two of many problems. But new technologies are redefining future transport. Many of the Chinese scientists' groundbreaking visions and practice may bring a revolutionary change to the cities of the future. They believe urban transport needs a new direction.

2018-09-18 12:14 GMT+8

China plans to eventually phase out gas-powered vehicles, as pollution control is becoming one of the top priorities. It is investing in low-carbon transport, to make its cities cleaner, and encouraging residents to buy electric vehicles (EVs).

2018-09-17 10:05 GMT+8

Chen Jiayuan is participating in a trial involving patients with myeloma, a form of bone marrow cancer. Chimeric antigen receptor cell therapy, or CAR-T, works by hacking the body's biology. Though it's not yet officially approved in China, she believes it's her last chance.

2018-09-16 10:19 GMT+8

To see how China deals with desertification, a CGTN crew went to Babusha, a village in the south of the Taklamakan, China's fourth largest desert. Thirty years ago, the desert was all they could see. Now a green wall is helping hold back the sand.

2018-09-15 12:12 GMT+8

The cute mammal somewhat resembles a short-eared rabbit. And it is one of the world's most endangered animals – with fewer than 1,000 surviving in the wild. The pika habitat has shrunk by 70 percent over the years. Climate change is a threat to their existence.

2018-09-14 15:23 GMT+8

Preparing for the worst-case scenario

2018-09-13 13:54 GMT+8

A Tropical Testing Ground

2018-09-12 13:28 GMT+8

To keep China moving requires high energy, mainly from oil. If supply can't meet demand, the economy could stall. With its own reserves dwindling, China has to rely heavily on imports, steering it into competition with others. As China wants to break the energy shortage bottleneck, seeking alternative sources becomes a strategic choice. And that prompted the establishment of China's oil futures contract early this year.

2018-09-11 13:03 GMT+8

From famine to an economic powerhouse, from savings accounts to wealth management, China has become an economic powerhouse in only four decades since its reform and opening-up began. And the personal assets of 1.4 billion people are expected to trigger the next round of growth and may change the world. 

2018-09-10 14:44 GMT+8

Reform started from the countryside with land ownership experiments. The government understands if issues of countryside, agriculture and farmers are not handled properly, overall undertakings could suffer. In other words, rural China will be key in determining whether the next round of reforms will succeed.

2018-09-09 14:28 GMT+8

When we look back at China's fast growth, what's behind the miracle is breaking through the old norms and liberating people's minds.

2018-09-07 12:57 GMT+8