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The showdown will be the latest between elite human Go players and AlphaGo, which defeated South Korean Go master Lee Se-dol 4-1 in a match in March 2016 before racking up 60 straight wins against human players from China, South Korea and Japan－including Ke－in fast-paced online matches as of January. The upcoming match will be in a different format.
"China's military has the ability and resolve to defeat all attempts to separate our country, and it will adopt all necessary measures to resolutely defend national sovereignty, security and territorial integrity," ministry spokesman Wu Qian said.
"This continuing process of 'hollowing out' in the ranks," the report said, "while costing the armed forces valuable experience, also threatens to compound the problem by increasing the pressure on those personnel who remain."
He added "Today, we mark a major step in fulfilling our commitment to improving the lives of all in the Kingdom, a key pillar of Vision 2030."
But that's just money matters. Western powers' dominance of global institutions has brought them even greater payoffs. Following the end of World War II, the United States, along with its allies, has been leading the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, the pillars of the global financial system. Indeed, the post-war world order is seen by many as an age of "Pax Americana."
In 2017, Qionghai, the city to which Boao belongs, introduced a "garden town" theme in an effort to upgrade its overall tourism business and related services.
The mission is expected to find exoplanets that periodically block part of the light from their host stars, events called transits.
Xi's speech received positive feedback from many foreign diplomats, and they expressed optimism toward China's development under Xi's leadership.
Thunderous applause reverberated in the Great Hall of the People when the election result was announced.