ther professional measure that relates to safety. Anyone without experience climbing mountains above 8,000 meters, and w
ithout 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 c
limbing 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 safety. T
he work has become routine, said Tashi Gyatso, the deputy secretary of the regional government.
In a written instruction released on Friday, President Xi Jinping called on society to carry fo
rward the spirit and dedication of 95-year-old war hero Zhang Fuqing as China forges ahead in the new era.
Xi is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission.
Zhang, a native of Shaanxi province, behaved courageously in the Liberation War i
n 1948, repeatedly achieving military glory. He retired from active service in 1955.
Over the following decades, he kept his battle achievements a secret, even from his children. His story
was made public at the end of last year, as information about veterans nationwide was being collected by the authorities.
Xi hailed Zhang’s deeds, saying the elderly hero hid them for more than 60 years and stayed true t
o his original aspirations. As a soldier, Zhang defended the country; as a civilian, he works for the people’s well-being, Xi said.
countries should be mindful of these projects’ impact on the environment and inhabitants.
“It is encouraging that the government of China is taking proactive measures to ensure tha
t the development of the Belt and Road Initiative is risk-informed and sustainable,” she added.
“Disaster-proofing the world’s largest infrastructure initiative is a challenge, but achi
evable,” she said, adding that at the heart of this challenge lies great potential for innovation and creativity, suc
h as new disaster risk prediction and analysis, and disaster-resilient infrastructures.
Huang Runqiu, vice-minister of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, said disas
ter risk reduction of natural hazards along the initiative is crucial for its success and sustainability.
Regions at the heart of the initiative, such as the Tianshan-Pamir Plateau, the H
imalayas, eastern parts of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and South Asia, are facing serious
disaster threats due to tectonic movements, fragile ecosystems and extreme weather, he said.
Socheat Chea, a Cambodian student with big dreams, wouldn’t attract much attention if he
walked down a street in his country since he doesn’t talk a lot and is a bit shy around strangers.
His classmate, Edgar Moreno Pena, who is from Venezuela, is more adept at socializing. He has
a vocabulary of more than 200 Chinese words, tells shopkeepers on Beijing streets pia
nyidian (give me a bigger discount) and uses Chinese-language food-delivery apps on his mobile phone.
“I often do shopping at Taobao and JD,” he said, referring to China’s two most popular online shopping websites.
Although the two foreign students have few similarities in their perso
nal backgrounds, they share a common goal at the Shenzhou Institute in northern Be
ijing: They are trying to learn from Chinese teachers how to design, build, operate and maintain satellites.
ng between 7 am and 11 am and to those entering the city from outside Beijing between 5 pm and 10 pm. Violators will be fined 100 yuan.
Also part of support measures for visitors to the event, construction of 11 temporary parking lots was completed earlier this mo
nth. The parking lots, with a total area of 106.04 hectares, can accommodate more than 20,000 vehicles.Tan Choon Ho
ng, a Malaysian man of Chinese descent, is deputy project manager of the Penang STP2 Project Management Office unde
r China Communication Construction (M) SDN BHD. His wife tells us how the company stimulates the develo
pment of the local economy, enriches the lives of local residents and makes overseas Chinese proud.
Every year, about 5,000 people with potentially deadly head and neck cancer come to S
un Yat-sen University Cancer Center, the world’s busiest medical facility treating the disease.
Ma Jun, a specialist in nasopharyngeal cancer who has worked at the
hospital in Guangdong province for 34 years, says every patient has a heart-wrenching story.