unty usually set up black tents at the foot of Mount Qomolangma, providing tourists accomodation as a means of earning money.
Though ordinary visitors can’t go beyond the monastery, it won’t affect them from appreciating the mountain.
“The new tent camp for ordinary tourists can still allow them to clearly see the 8,800-meter-plus mountain,” Kelsang said.
Travelers who have a climbing permit can go to the base camp at an altitude of 5,200 meters. Kelsan
g said the mountaineering activities have been approved by the regional forestry department.
Decades after the epic climb to the world’s peak, Tibetans at the f
oot of Mount Qomolangma have conquered poverty by receiving professional and am
ateur mountaineers and tourists, who have also posed an environmental challenge to the mountain.
To conserve the environment surrounding Mount Qomolangma, China c
arried out three major clean-ups at an altitude of 5,200 meters and above last spr
ing, collecting more than eight tonnes of household waste, human feces and mountaineering trash.
Spring Festival, celebrating the start of the Chinese Lun
ar New Year, is unique beyond being the most important festival in the world’s most populous country.
Not only is it the longest holiday that most workers in China are entitled to, it also pr
oduces the largest annual human population movement in the world, th
anks to the age-old tradition of family reunions that are at the center of the occasion.
This year, the Year of the Pig, which is strongly believed to be associated with good fortune, has seen hundreds of millions
of workers based in cities and big towns returning to their smaller towns and villages of origin to reunite a
nd feast with their families－including their parents, and, for many, also their spouses and children. The official fo
recast is that this year, nearly 3 billion trips will be generated during the 40-day travel rush from Jan 21 to March 1.
While it might not be so obvious, this huge social phenomenon both shapes and is shaped by the sheer size and dis
tribution of China’s population linked to births, deaths and migration, and the way these three sets of vital events interact.
China lost 3-0 to Iran in late January in the Asian Cup quarterfinal, conceding all three goals due to defensive errors. “When you face a strong team like Iran, you
have to avoid making the mistakes. I did not expect we lost the game in this way,” China coach Marcello Lippi said.
With the Olympic qualifying tournament and the 2022 World Cup quali
fying campaign around the corner, China faces an uphill battle with a limited squad.
Hou Sæter’s versatility has been praised by Guo’an head coach, Rog
er Schmidt, who has said the midfielder can play a number of positions across the pitch.
Naturalization has become increasingly popular in international football in recent
years, and has been used by Japan, the Philippines, and AFC Asian Cup holders Qatar.
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circulation industry development, said online sales have become an important engine to stimulate domestic spending and i
mports. “Durable consumer goods with high-tech features and branded foreign products have huge commercial potential,” Zheng said.
Chinese e-commerce giant JD reported robust sales between Feb 3 and Friday, with sales revenue jumpi
ng 42.74 percent year-on-year. Smartphones, computers and home appliances were the top three items on JD in terms of sales value.
Chinese consumers tend to buy high-quality and diversified products, the comp
any said. Kitchenware sales posted the strongest growth — 399 percent year-on-year. That was followed by furniture and
luggage, with their respective sales revenue up 185 percent and 148 percent, JD reported.
China UnionPay, the country’s largest bank card operater by market share, saw its total transaction volume over the ho
liday period reach 1.16 trillion yuan, jumping 71.4 percent year-on-year, the company said on Monday.
for a house than in a big city,” he said. “I attended the first job fair to be held in my hometown on Sunday. I’m considering some job interviews and the salaries offered.”
Ningbo, Zhejiang province, will hold 44 job fairs from Tuesday to late March－42 percent more than last year.
Among them are eight large job fairs starting on Feb 16. More than 900 companies are ex
pected to attend each of the fairs, which will be held on Saturdays and Sundays for a month.
Starting in March, Ningbo will organize more than 2,200 compa
nies and government-affiliated institutions to attend 100 job fairs in 40 cities across Ch
ina, including Hangzhou, Zhejiang province; Xi’an, Shaanxi province; and Changchun, Jilin province.
Cities such as Taizhou, Zhejiang province; Heze, Shandong province; and Nantong, J
iangsu province, will also hold many fairs for job hunters and employers in February and March.
To eradicate the problems in the capital’s suburb in August, the Beijing government launched a three-year, 20-billion-yuan action plan focusing on 97 projects.
However, having since consulted with 17 commissions and bureaus, the aim is now to work on more than 100 projects.
Cai Qi, Party secretary of Beijing, said the city’s urban planners should look at ways of implementing Ti
antongyuan’s original functions to improve living standards and provide better, happier homes.
The plan is part of a citywide campaign to build the capital into a world-class city in accordance with
the Beijing Overall Urban Development Plan published in October 2017. It will run until 2030.
Li Ding, associate professor at the School of Sociology and Population Studies at Re
nmin University of China, has studied Huilongguan for more than five years.
He said the upgrade is badly needed, so the action plan should have been formulated earlier. Moreover, as the lack of major in
frastructure is not an issue residents can tackle, the local government must assume the responsibility.
“Most Huilongguan residents are highly educated, so their demand for educational and cultural facilities is much higher,” Li said.
Since renovation work began at a 19-hectare sports and cultural park in Huilongguan, Li has noticed changes in the community.
“Some old sports facilities have been demolished and the park has been divided into four zones to provide a modern facility,” he said.
According to the Beijing Municipal Development and Reform Commission, there are plans t
o build six kindergartens as well as three primary and two secondary schools to satisfy residents’ needs.
Border inspection agencies across China have seen more th
an 12.5 million entry and exit trips made during the week-long Spring Festival holiday that started Mo
nday, an increase of nearly 11 percent than that of last year, the National Immigration Administration (NIA) said Sunday.
Inbound trips exceeded 6.22 million, rising by about 9.5 percent than the figure of 2018, wh
ile outbound trips increased by nearly 12.5 percent to over 6.31 million, according to the NIA.
Over 7.22 million entry and exit trips during the holiday were made by mainland residents for personal p
urposes, including traveling and visiting family members, growing by nearly 16 percent year on year.
Destinations visited most included Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, the Republic of K
orea, Singapore, Malaysia and the United States, as well as Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, the NIA said.