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.
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.
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.
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.
satellite in 2021, so the (Cambodian) government hoped that someone could learn something abo
ut spacecraft. But there is no school in Cambodia that teaches such a thing. So here I am,” Chea said.
China has signed an agreement with Cambodia to develop, make and launch the Southeastern Asian nation’s first sat
ellite in the next few years. The satellite, Techo 1, will be used for communications.
Moreno Pena, on the other hand, has 11 years’ experience at the Bolivarian Agency for Space Activities, Venezuela’s sp
ace organization, as an electrical engineer and chief of the spacecraft operation unit.
This is the second time he has come to China as a student. The first time w
as in 2007, when he was selected to take part in satellite application training in Beijing.
He said he came to China this time hoping to expan
d his knowhow on spacecraft and learn how to design and build satellites.
ention at home and abroad. For example, in handling a dispute between
Chinese and foreign companies, the Beijing Intellectual Property Court conclu
ded a design patent of Chinese automaker Jiangling Motors Group was invalid.
Jaguar Land Rover Automotive said the LandWind X7 SUV manufactured by Jiang
ling subsidiary LandWind was an unauthorized imitation of its Range Rover Evoque.
“Technology-based disputes involving findings of complex tech
nological facts or other new types of disputes are incre
asingly emerging, bringing new adjudication challenges for handling IPR cases,” Song said.
One of the measures taken by the supreme court for improving efficie
ncy is its approval of 19 tribunals to specialize in IPR-related cases across the country.
followed by Baidu and ByteDance, according to the employment-oriented social networking platform LinkedIn.
The ranking list is based on feedback from LinkedIn’s more than 40 million users in China, taking fo
ur aspects into consideration — interest in the company, engagement with employees, job demands and employee retention.
Qualified companies must have had at least 500 employees as of Feb 1, 2018, and demonst
rate flat or positive employee growth over the following 12 months, based on LinkedIn’s data.
Among the top 25 companies to work for in 2019, 15 of them are technology companies, as the results showed.
Here is the top 10 list for best employers in China.
A traditional craft maker in Qinzhou, a city in South China’s Guangxi Zhuang autonomous
region, found a clue to boost popularity of its more-than-1,300-year-old workmanship. That is tourism.
Long Shaorong, vice-general manager with Qinzhou Nixing Pottery Arts Co Ltd, bets big on
tourism to beef up sales of Nixing pottery, one of the top four potteries in China, which originates from Tang Dynasty.
Almost 60 vehicles drove for more than 150,000 kilometers around the national capital
The Beijing Commission of Transport has released the first autonomous driving road test report in China. I
nsiders believe it advances the development and application of self-driving technology in the country.
Released at the end of March, the report said Beijing had 56 self-drivin
g vehicles from eight companies traveling more than 153,600 kilometers in 2018.
Among the companies – including the Shanghai-based electric car
startup Nio and Beijing-based Pony. ai, as well as Germa
n auto giants Daimler and Audi – China’s search giant Baidu made an outstanding contribution.
While other participants tested their one or two autonomous vehicles, B
aidu tested a fleet of 45 cars equipped with its Apollo autonom
ous driving system. They accounted for more than 80 percent of self-driving cars tested in 2018 in Beijing.
earn a decent salary, but many women now rank other factors higher, such as willingness to share housework and child care.