other professional measure that relates to safety. Anyone without experience climbing mountains above 8,000 meters, and witho
ut adequate capability for independent movement is not allowed on Mount Qomolangma,” he said.
Both overseas and domestic climbers must apply as part of a team, not personally, he said.
Tibet installed a new ladder in a section of the climbing route in 2017, and provided climb
ing ropes as long as 6,000 meters along the path between a section at 6,600 meters and the summit at 8,844 meters.
Cleanup efforts on the mountain involve both environmental considerations and climbing sa
fety. The work has become routine, said Tashi Gyatso, the deputy secretary of the regional government.
and even a refrigerator sticker can be delicately made and worthy of being added to your personal collection,” said Zhou.
The success of creative products released by the Palace Museum in Beij
ing and Shanghai Disney Resort has set a good standard for local souvenirs, experts said.
Since 2015, users of the Palace Museum’s official app have received photos and info
rmation of one collection every day, bringing the collections and their fans closer.
As many as 480 styles of phone cases are created by the design tea
m of the Forbidden City. “We designed headphones with beads, and our foll
owers said this design let them feel like the emperor when making calls,” Shan Jixiang, former curator of the P
alace Museum who retired earlier in April, was quoted as saying by the Xinhua News Agency.
By the end of 2017, the Palace Museum released more than 10,000 products. It gen
erated 1.5 billion yuan ($223.8 million) in revenue from its creative products in 2017 alone.
or of the China Tourism Academy. “Compared to the United States, w
here 48 percent of its citizens hold a passport, the figure in China is only around 10 perce
nt. It’s estimated that the number of Chinese outbound travelers will reach 230 million in 2030.”
A report published by major Chinese travel agency Ctrip showed th
at 160 million Chinese people have travel plans during the upcoming four-day May Day hol
iday. Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, Taiwan and Indonesia are the top destinations outside the mainland.
Malaysia, which receives around 10 million Chinese tourists annually, began to i
ssue e-visas for Chinese in 2017. “The number of visa stickers on passports of Chinese na
tionals dropped by 70 percent in the first year after the service was introduced, showing its high popularity,” said Han.
Since last year, countries including Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Turkey, Thailand and Sri Lanka have starte
d to accept visa application documents online and issue e-visas, either a bar code or QR code.