other professional measure that relates to safety. Anyone without experience climbing mountains above 8,000 meters, and witho
ut adequate capability for independent movement is not allowed on Mount Qomolangma,” he said.
Both overseas and domestic climbers must apply as part of a team, not personally, he said.
Tibet installed a new ladder in a section of the climbing route in 2017, and provided climb
ing ropes as long as 6,000 meters along the path between a section at 6,600 meters and the summit at 8,844 meters.
Cleanup efforts on the mountain involve both environmental considerations and climbing sa
fety. The work has become routine, said Tashi Gyatso, the deputy secretary of the regional government.
ric and actions regarding the Taiwan question, violated the one-
China principle and the three China-US joint communiques,” he said.
“This has undermined China’s sovereignty and security, sent a seriously wrong message to Taiwan secessionists, and
disrupted regional peace and stability,” Shao said, adding that China must, and will be, reunified.
“If anyone tries to separate Taiwan from the mainland, the Chinese
military will adamantly protect its territorial integrity at all costs,” he said.
As for the South China Sea, Shanahan accused China of undermining fr
eedom of navigation and overflight in the region, and militarizing the local islands.
titutions, companies and colleges in Beijing, including the Beijing sub-council of the China Council for the Promotion of Inte
rnational Trade, Beijing Enterprises Group Real-Estate Co and the Beijing Forestry University have participated in nong
overnmental exchange projects in countries such as Cambodia, Mongolia, Myanmar and Nepal.
Generally, those Belt and Road projects involve such fields as business cooperation, cultura
l exchanges, protection of women and children, charity, environmental protection and responses to natural disasters.
In 2018, Beijing and Phnom Penh, Cambodia, became sister cities.
Beijing Enterprises Group has been working on a Sino-Camb
odian special economic zone which is planned to be built as a new industrial city.
Qian Xu, president of the group’s Real-Estate Co, which is in charge of the project, said the company has completed the
regulatory planning process for the special economic zone and will start on infrastructure construction soon.
old, has poor sperm motility and its genitals were damaged. Since it could not naturally impr
egnate the female, experts had undertaken four insemination procedures since 2015.
“It’s a disastrous loss for the protection of the species,” said Liu Nonglin, chief engineer of the Chinese Association of Zoolog
ical Gardens. “The experts had researched former insemination surgeries, consulted colleagues and made the best
surgery and rescue plan. The team even experimented on three male and two female large-sized Asian turtles usi
ng the same surgical procedures. But the tragedy happened even though the surgery was well planned.”
More than 1 meter in length and weighing more than 100 kilograms, Yangtze giant softshell turtles are the world’s largest freshw
ater turtles. Besides the one male left in China, two other animals, whose sex is unknown, have been observed in the wild in Vietnam.
“Artificial insemination surgery for the turtle requires procedures
such as anesthesia, blood sampling and sperm extraction,” Wen Cheng, a turtle expert with
International Union for Conservation of Nature, was quoted by Lifeweek.com.cn as saying.
Environmental monitoring has detected an excessive amount of the harmful gas benzene ne
ar the site of a deadly explosion in Xiangshui county of Jiangsu province, authorities said on Thursday.
At 10 am on Wednesday, the benzene density stood at 2.04 milligrams per cubic meter at a monitoring point that is 1 kilometer away in the downwind direc
tion from the site, about 17.5 times more than the national standard. The concentration was below the standard, how
ever, 2 and 3.5 kilometers away, according to a media release from the Jiangsu environmental watchdog.
“Analysis done by environmental experts working on the site shows that the excessive den
sity of benzene occurred because buried pollutants were gradually exposed to the air as cleaning work cont
inues on the site,” Liu Youbin, spokesman of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, told a news conference on Thursday.
The explosion occurred at about 2:48 pm on March 21 after a fire broke out in a plant owned by Jiang
su Tianjiayi Chemical Co. So far, the blast has claimed the lives of 78 people and injured more than 600 people.