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.
German carmaker Mercedes-Benz will recall 44,900 automobiles in China due to a tyre problem, according to China’s market regulator.
The recall, starting from Oct 25, was filed by Mercedes-Be
nz (China) Automotive Sales Co. and Beijing Benz Automo
tive Co. It involves its imported and parts of domestically-produced cars manuf
actured between April 20, 2016 and May 4, 2019, according to the State Administration for Market Regulation.
In the process of driving, the defective tyres may bulge due to external forces, causing safety risks.
The company said it would replace the defective parts free of charge.
hinese scientists have developed two possible vaccines for the A
frican swine fever virus, the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences announced on Friday.
The research was led by Harbin Veterinary Research Insti
tute, in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, which is affiliated to the academy.
Researchers have determined the minimum amount required to produce adequate immunization, and have proved they are
safe when used in large quantity and repetitively, the academy said, adding more research and tests are ne
eded before the vaccines can be submitted to authorities for inspection and approval.
Currently there is no effective vaccine for African swine fever, althoug
h research and development of potential vaccines is underway in some countries.
traditional local cuisine－rice with salted pork and greens, the Cai Fan in the name－has ga
ined a good reputation for its traditional flavors and its striking interior design.
Instead of rows of tables that can seat four or more people, the restaurant has just one long table
divided into individual booths by boards. When seated, diners face a small curtain-covered window, wh
ere the food is served anonymously. Each booth contains coat hangers and charging sockets.
“I wanted to let our customers know that a single person also needs to eat well, so I designed things this wa
y to make them feel less ashamed about eating alone. One person can eat out and enjoy it,” said Li Le, the owner.
Many diners have left supportive comments about the eatery on Dazhong Dianping, an online restaurant review platf
orm. “With one person, one booth, eating alone is no longer embarrassing. A bowl of fragrant rice with a bowl of re
freshing mung bean soup provides a very comfortable dinner here,” commented a customer called Kobayashi1214.
hina plans to promote the applications of digital technologies in rural areas to boost local development.
As a step towards rural modernization and transformation, digital rural development plays a
crucial role in rural revitalization and building a digital China, according to the guideline jointly issue
d by the general offices of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council.
The country has vowed to achieve initial development of building di
gital villages by 2020, with 4G internet accessible to more than 98 percent of the ad
ministrative villages and the digital economy growing rapidly in rural regions, the guideline said.
With the upgrading of internet technology, 2025 will see a n
otable narrowing of the urban-rural digital gap, the establishment of various ent
repreneurial and innovation centers in rural areas, and an intellectual rural logistics system.
Huawei from buying US technology without special approval, Huawei’s chipmaking arm, HiSilico
n, said it has long been prepared for the “extreme scenario” of the US blocking access to some components and technologies.
“We have been developing backup products for years in anticipation. … Such efforts can ensure the strategic safety of most of the
company’s products and a continuous supply of most products,” said HiSilicon President He Tingbo in an internal letter.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said at a news conference
on Friday that the development and utilization of 5G depends on global cooperation, and i
nterference by the US undermines the principle of fair competition and shows a lack of respect for other countries.
HiSilicon, which was founded in 2004, has designed chipsets like Kirin, which has b
een used in Huawei’s high-end smartphones. In addition to server chips, the company has also
said on hearing the British national anthem playing, she felt too weak to stand on the podium.
“I felt very guilty for not winning the gold for my coach, my teammates and my country. We have
been working so hard for this world championships. It is the biggest event before the Tokyo Olympic Games.”
“Many fans came up to console me and some of them are British. I know most people know what is fair play,” Zheng said.
Having trouble discerning one furry panda from another? A facial recognition app will make it easy for you.
The app is developed by the China Conservation and Research Center for Giant Pan
das along with researchers in Singapore Nanyang Technological university and Sichuan Normal University.
The image analysis research kicked off in 2017. A database now contains about 120,000 images and 10,000 video clips of giant pandas.
inesses and consumers will pay the cost amid hefty levies, which will eventually add significant pressure on the US economy.
The US government’s moves risk sparking a full-blown trade
war with China, and China is fully prepared for any possibility, Wei said.
Economists at Goldman Sachs said in a research note that recent data showed the costs of Washington’s tariffs on China last year
had fallen “entirely” on US businesses and households, with no clear reduction in prices charged by Chinese exporters.
The bank said that US consumer prices are higher, partly because Chinese exporters have not low
ered their prices to better compete in the US market. In addition, some US producers “op
portunistically” increased prices in response to protection from Chinese competitors, it said.
gime of intellectual property rights protection. Again, this is what foreign negotiat
ors are seeking, but also is important for China’s own economy as it transitions to being a technology leader.
Trade agreements can affect the types of goods being traded and they can redirect trade toward one c
ountry, away from others. They cannot directly affect any country’s worldwide current account bal
ance. A country that saves less than it invests will have to borrow foreign funds to import foreign goods to make up that difference.
There are two ways to reduce the US trade deficit. A serious recession would reduce investme
nt, but nobody advocates that as a strategy. The only other path is to change the US financial and gov
ernment system to encourage increased savings. China has almost nothing to do with it.
US soy farmers have urged Washington to work for a positive solution to the current tarif