nagement include controlling the number of climbers, limiting the climbing sea
son, setting high requirements and maintaining the high-traffic climbing routes.
“Seasonally, since 2017, we have only allowed climbers on Moun
t Qomolangma 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 fr
om 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.
American Soybean Association President Davie Stephens said on Tuesday.
President Donald Trump threatened in a tweet on Sunday to increase tariffs.
Stephens, a grower from Clinton, Kentucky, said that US farmers are in a tough situation, and with depressed prices
and unsold stocks forecast to double before the 2019 harvest begins in September, farmers urgently need the China market.
“We need a positive resolution of this ongoing tariff dispute, not further escalation of tensions,” he said in a release posted on the ASA web site.
Nicole Kaeding, vice-president of federal and special projects at the Washington-based Tax Foun
dation, said that if the Trump administration follows through on the president’s threat, it’s US taxp
ayers, not Chinese taxpayers, who will pay the price — thanks to higher prices and fewer job opportunities.
Under a pilot scheme, the first group of six provinces and cities sold 6.8 billion yuan in bonds
at commercial bank counters to individual buyers between March 22 and early April.
The coupon rates are between 3.01 percent and 3.33 percent, higher than treasury b
onds issued by the central government as well as bank deposits with the same maturity.
Gross local bond issuances hit 1.18 trillion yuan in the first qua
rter, compared with only 219.5 billion yuan in the same period last year.
The total quota for 2019 local government bond issuances is 3.08 trillion yuan, according to the Ministry of Finance.
“About 60 percent of the bonds were issued for ongoing construction, especially
for shantytown renovation projects, railways and roads,” said Hao Lei, head of the ministry’s Budget Department.
While debt financing continues to grow, the government is experiencing sharp declin
es in fiscal revenue growth, especially from tax and land sales, official data showed.