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.
Xing Jiahua, a member of the post-1990s generation from North China’s Heb
ei province, was a member of the second Chinese peacekeeping force to Africa. After his
discharge from the army, Xing came to Hangzhou, the nation’s foremost city for e-commerce, and opened a shop selli
ng office stationary on Taobao, China’s biggest online shopping platform.
When he was a child, Xing loved sports and practiced athletics and
wushu, one of the oldest and most famous styles of Chinese m
artial arts. For Xing, opening his own gym has been a dream from childhood. After borrowing money from friend
s — plus a sum of money saved from the Taobao store — his dream came true. At present, Xing’s gym has a stable strea
m of customers and revenue gets as high as 70,000 yuan per month, Xing said.
As for the future, Xing said he will continue to be a “slash” — people who have several car
eers. Xing wants to work hard and make his two businesses better while he is still young.
tendency to increase iron and steel capacity, and the focus has shifted from cut
ting overcapacity to improving the industry’s high-quality development, Lyu said.
The high profits in the sector last year, which were a result of slashed capacity in the previo
us years, have prompted the attempts to expand steel capacity illegally, according to him.
“For the next phase, it is critically important to keep the overall ca
pacity from growing, while at the same time to optimize the capacity layout in the ind
ustry and increase product quality to achieve high-quality development in the sector,” he said.
Lyu also revealed that the authorities will carry out a random inspection
on illegal steel production activities this year, through means such as satellite remote sensi
ng, electricity consumption monitoring, and illegal production activity reporting platforms.