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anagement include controlling the number of climbers, limiting the climbing seas
on, setting high requirements and maintaining the high-traffic climbing routes.
“Seasonally, since 2017, we have only allowed climbers on Mount Q
omolangma in spring due to favorable weather conditions of the northern slope,” Trinley said.
“Controlling the number of climbers is another key measure to ensure both mountaineering safety and ecological protection,” he said.
In 2019, the north face routes had a total of 362 people, including 142 foreign climbers from
33 countries, 12 domestic climbers and 208 Nepali Sherpa mountaineering guides, the association said.
Within the last few years, the overall number of climbers has averaged 290, the association said.
cers in China,” said Zhi, who is also a professor specializing in
lung diseases at Xuanwu Hospital, Capital Medical University, in Beijing.
In the capital, the percentage of smokers decreased to 22.3 percent from 23.4 percent in 2014-a decrease of 200,000 smo
kers over the past five years-Beijing Municipal Health Commission said on Thursday.
Following the adoption of a revised tobacco control regulation in June, 2015, which bans smoking in all indoor public space
s and workplaces, legal violations involving smoking in public places such as hospitals and restaurants in Beijing ha
ve significantly decreased, Gao Xiaojun, spokesman of the commission, said at a news conference.
de has made various remarks about trade negotiations, with some saying the agreement w
ill come out soon while others saying it’s still difficult to reach an agreement, from time to time.
China’s position has been consistent, Lu said. “The trade frictions should be resolved through friendly con
sultations and negotiations, which must be based on mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit,” he added.
SOUTHAMPTON, England – Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party was se
t to storm to victory in a European election, riding a wave of anger at the failure of Prime Min
ister Theresa May to take the United Kingdom out of the European Union, early results showed.
The country’s two main parties, May’s Conservatives and the opposition Labour Party, hemorrhaged support while sm
aller pro-EU parties did well: the Liberal Democrats were in second place, according to a BBC projection.
About 2,000 young Chinese dancers from 31 provinces across China perfor
med street dances at iconic spots in different cities, including the pagoda on Baota Mou
ntain in Yan’an, in Shaanxi province, and on the banks of Yellow River running through Lanzhou city in Northwest Ch
ina’s Gansu province, from April 25 to May 4, marking the centenary of the May Fourth Movement in China.
Launched by the China Hip-Hop Union Committee, the flash mob event showc
ases young Chinese dancers, who performed a variety of street dance styles, including popping, breaking and hip-hop.
In 2013, the China Hip-Hop Union Committee was founded by the Chinese Danc
ers Association and more than 30 subcommittees were launched nationwide.
To popularize the art form, the committee brought free street dance classes to more than 600 schools in 164 cities, esp
ecially poverty-stricken areas, attracting about 150,000 students.
It was supported by the Central Com
mittee of the Communist Youth League and the Chinese Dancers Association.
organ Stanley China, said this age group will be a main driver of the consumption upgrade in the next decade, with consum
ption in third- and fourth-tier cities expected to reach 45 trillion yuan in 2030, compared with 15 trillion yuan in 2017.
There were estimated to be about 112 million small-town youths in
China last year, according to mobile internet industry consultancy iiMedia Research.
Chen Ke, a senior partner with global consultancy Roland Berger, said that with lower housing prices in third- and fourth-tier c
ities, small-town youths have sizable disposable income and are more willing to spend a larger proportion of th
eir income on daily consumption, compared with people of the same ages living in bigger cities.
“They also have an increasing desire to live a better material and spir
itual life, are becoming more interested in personal products and are more willing to sp
end on entertainment and hobbies, as they have more spare time than their peers in big cities,” he said.