The safety of mountaineers in China’s recently concluded Qomola
ngma climbing season, which saw 241 climbers scale the peak from the Chinese side, was ensured throu
gh good management practices, the government of the Tibet autonomous region said on Friday.
Twelve Chinese mountaineers, 21 Chinese guides, 94 foreign mountaineers and 108 Sherpa guides
made it to the summit from April 10 to May 30, according to the Tibet Mountaineering Association.
Two alpinists, however, have become the victims on the north face of the
mountain in Tibet’s Dingri county, resulting from the extreme physical demands.
“Mountaineering is a high-risk sport, and safety is the priority,” said Pema Trinley, the association’s deputy director.
ted trash was collected over the region’s spring climbing season. In 2019, 8.21 metric tons of various d
omestic waste and 2.46 metric tons of sanitary sewage was collected after the mountaineering season,” said Tashi Gyatso.
According to Nyima Tsering, the head of the region’s sport bureau,
the Tibet Mountaineering Guide School has been playing an important role in mountain rescue.
“Founded in 1999, it is world’s second and China’s first such school, for training mountaineeri
ng talent,” said Tsering, vice-chairman of the China Mountaineering Association. “Teams from
the school have performed 29 high-altitude rescues in recent decades, and have set the rescue record above 8,500 meters.”
April, despite the continuing downward trend of the automotive market, Securities Daily reported on Wednesday.
From January to April, the country’s NEVs market experienced strong gro
wth of sales and production, recording a year-on-year increase of 59.8 percent and 58.5 p
ercent, respectively, according to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).
China sold 97,000 NEVs last month, an increase of 18.1 percent year-on
-year, while the output reached 102,000, up 25 percent compared with a year earlier.
Pure electric vehicles saw a rise in both sales and output by 9.6 percent and 28.2 percent, respectively, to 71,000 units and 82,000 u
nits in April. Besides, about 26,000 plug-in hybrid vehicles were sold during the same period, surging by 50.9 p
ercent from a year earlier, and the output increased 13.6 percent to 20,000 units.
rch and field development resources to expand in the Chinese market over the coming years, he said.
Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng said last month that the t
wo countries’ negotiating teams are hashing out the text of a deal, including an enfo
rcement mechanism, based on mutual respect and benefit. Both countries, the world’s two biggest eco
nomies, have been intensifying their consultations and aiming to break the deadlock in a timely manner.
In the ninth round of trade consultations, negotiators discussed tec
hnology transfers, protection of intellectual property rights, non-tariff measures, the servi
ce sector, agriculture, trade imbalances and enforcement mechanisms.
Trade between China and the US amounted to 815.86 billion yuan ($121.7 billion) i
n the first quarter of the year, an 11 percent year-on-year decline, according to the General Administration of Cus
toms. In March, Sino-US trade climbed 0.1 percent to 291.35 billion yuan, according to the administration.
President says gathering sets stage for more Belt and Road progress, cooperation
More than $64 billion in deals were signed during the Second Belt a
nd Road Forum for International Cooperation, President Xi Jinping told members of the me
dia from home and abroad in Beijing after the three-day event concluded on Saturday.
In addition, Xi said, during the preparation and holding of the fo
rum, parties reached 283 pragmatic outcomes, including intergovernmental cooperation agre
ements, cooperative projects and the launch of multilateral cooperation platforms.
The outcomes fully demonstrate that joint building of the Belt and Road conforms to the trend of the times, wi
nning the hearts of the people, improving livelihoods and benefiting the whole world, he said.