The safety of mountaineers in China’s recently concluded Qomolangma climbing season, which saw 241 climbers scale the peak from t
he Chinese side, was ensured through 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 th
e 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.
ames was unveiled in February. Plans aim to optimize the venues’ designs and operations to be beneficial to the hosting regions after 2022.
“Here, you have the venues from 2008 that are going to be used
in 2022 for a complete set of winter sports. This is a wonderful legacy story,” said Juan Anto
nio Samaranch, vice-president of the International Olympic Committee.
Powering all the 2022 venues using green energy while minimizing environmental impacts, while p
lanning for their post-Games operations, are key in venue preparation this year, Liu said.
To support the preparations financially, Beijing 2022 has signed nine domestic marketing partners and four second-tier spon
sors, while the Games’ licensing program, which was launched early last year, has contributed 257 million yuan ($38
million) in sales of more than 780 types of products with the Winter Games logo as of the first quarter this year.
eijing, Hangzhou, Johannesburg and London. The events have been broadcast live on inter
net and multimedia platforms, reaching an international audience, particularly young people.
This upcoming event will also be broadcast live on the China Daily website and ap
p, as well as China Daily’s account on Sina Weibo, Tencent Video, Toutiao, Bilibili, Facebook and Twitter platforms.
A former Peking University student suspected of killing his mother has been captured after th
ree years on the run, said a Fuzhou Public Security Bureau official on Thursday, Beijing News reported.
Wu Xieyu was caught at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport when boa
rding a plane on April 21, the newspaper reported, quoting sources close to the police.
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Man suspected of killing mother arrested after three years on the run