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ated trash was collected over the region’s spring climbing season. In 2019, 8.21 metric tons of various domestic waste and 2.46
metric tons of sanitary sewage was collected after the mountaineering season,” said Tashi Gyatso.
According to Nyima Tseringa, the head of the region’s sport
bureau, the Tibet Mountaineering Guide School has been playing an important role in mountain rescue.
“Founded in 1999, it is world’s second and China’s first such school, fo
r training mountaineering talent,” said Tsering, vice-chairman of the China Mou
ntaineering Association. “Teams from the school have performed 29 high-altitude
rescues in recent decades, and have set the rescue record above 8,500 meters.”
lear that if the US treats the Chinese negotiating team with respect and shows the willingness to talk wit
hout using outside pressure, there is a high possibility that there could be a productive trade deal.
“Otherwise, I think we might be facing a prolonged period of problems for both sides,” she said.
Regan, at the close of their 15-minute talk, said again, “No one wan
ts trade wars. But we have to think long hard about the right next steps.”
Liu, however, did counter an assertion by Regan that China’s government controls its entire economy.
“Everybody thinks that China’s economy is state-owned, state-controlled, every
thing is state, state, state. Let me tell you that is not the true picture,” Liu said. “We are a