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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.
Despite a general decline, great difficulties still exist for China to bring
down the percentage of smokers to 20 percent by 2030, China CDC said in a statement.
The survey, released ahead of World No Tobacco Day, which falls on Friday, showed increasing public support for tobacco
control. More than 90 percent of those surveyed said they support a total ban on tobacco in the workplace, and mo
re than 95 percent said they support banning smoking in hospitals, middle and primary schools and public tr
ansportation. Nearly 80 percent said they hope to see a ban on tobacco in restaurants.
The survey showed adult smokers generally lack the willingness to quit, with only 16 percent planning to quit within the year.
Zhi Xiuyi, vice-president of the Chinese Association on Tobacco Control, said Chin
a faces severe challenges in tobacco control to protect people’s health, despite the progress ma
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.