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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.
both sides have the sincerity to solve the existing problems.
“The purpose decides everything,” Liu said, in English. “China wants a very equal and dignif
ied deal, and under this premise, a good, cooperative deal,” he said. “I hope our US colleagues would understand this.”
Liu said he believed both sides have a strong desire to reach a deal. “We need to work hard tog
ether to surpass the temporary difficult period of time, and then we’ll have a bright future,” he said.
Asked by China Daily how China and the US could help world economic growth, whose p
rospects have been already compromised by the escalation of trade tensions between the two countries, Liu said co
operation serves the interests of the two sides and the whole world, while conflict hurts both.
“We have tremendous common interests and many commo
n foes, only through cooperation could we solve these problems,” Liu said.
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.