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AlphaGo 1, human 0 in first of 3 games

Google’s artificial intelligence program AlphaGo is one step closer to omnipotence in the ancient game of Go on Tuesday after it prevailed in the first of three matches against Ke Jie, a 19-year-old Chinese prodigy who is the world’s No 1 human player.

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Megacity attracts masses for Spring Festival celebrations

The Chinese Year of the Rooster has arrived and many people found that Chengdu, a national central city pinpointed by the State Council, was an ideal destination to experience traditional culture and folk customs, especially during Chinese New Year celebrations.

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Museum wedding honors past

Claudia and Chris Chuang entered their wedding ceremony at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco in bright-red, flowing robes. They were followed by similarly attired groomsmen hoisting banners bearing the couple’s family names written in Chinese seal script style.

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Romance of silk

Cultural traditions of the ancient Shu kingdom are being preserved at a museum in today’s Sichuan province.

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Hangzhou serves up food culture

Hangzhou has long been regarded as a city of gourmet food and has a long history of cuisine culture. The dishes are reputed for their fresh ingredients, elaborate processing and natural flavor. Roaming some of the city’s streets is akin to being on a culinary expedition.

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Territory recorded in annals of the sea

Long before the onset of modern technology, a simple handwritten book, handed down from generation to generation over the centuries, helped Chinese fishermen negotiate and fish the waters of the South China Sea.

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