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.
thanks to measures to stimulate innovation, optimize the business environmen
t and public services, and to strengthen opening-up and cooperation in the digital sector.
“China’s high-tech industries, represented by new technologies, new industr
ies, and new products, have maintained rapid growth in recent months,” she said.
According to the commission, output in the high-tech manufacturing sector rose 8.7 percent ye
ar-on-year from January to April, 2.5 percentage points higher than that of industrial output. High-tech ma
nufacturing output was responsible for 13.6 percent of industrial output, 1 percentage point higher year-on-year.
Output of the electronics and communication equipment manufact
uring sector, pharmaceutical manufacturing and aerospace and equipment manufacturing wer
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.
ities have grown more quickly than in big cities, including clothing, food, beverages and home appliances, Chen added.
During Spring Festival in February, small-town youths in third- an
d lower-tier cities outperformed their peers in bigger centers of population in consu
mption across major e-commerce platforms, including the number of orders placed and the range of products bought.
In third- and fourth-tier cities, total online spending during Spring Festival rose by 55 percent year-on-year, comp
ared with 51 percent in first-tier metropolises. Spending by small-town youths on beauty products rose by 7.8 perc
ent year-on-year, compared with a 5.4 percent increase among their peers in larger cities, according to a report rel
eased by Tmall－Alibaba’s e-commerce platform－and market research company Kantar Worldpanel.
Small-town youths have also boosted the movie industry. For example, in the first quarter of this year, some
56 percent of the box office for The New King of Comedy came from lower-tier cities, as did 46 percent for Crazy Alien.
ial fish, but the ease of catching large quantities makes up for this, both men said.
Irwin has turned down a job in Alaska for the summer. Catching carp in Kentucky is a much easier, he said.
“Here, the weather is warmer, the climate is better and I get to sleep in my own bed at t
he end of the day,” he said, adding that the earnings are comparable to what he would get in Alaska.
Irwin and Berry make a good living catching Asian carp, which
are so abundant in rivers and lakes that they have become a serious ecological pr
oblem for states such as Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Illinois and Kentucky.
Ron Brooks, fisheries director at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, said Asian carp are disru
pting $1 billion worth of recreational and commercial business in western Kentucky alone.