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China Announces Closure of Mount Everest Access from Tibet

Founder of Alpenglow Expeditions Adrian Ballinger announced via Instagram that coronavirus fears led Chinese officials to close northern access to Mt Everest via Tibet for the spring climbing season. The spring season is March-May due to better weather conditions on the Himalayan mountain. Ballinger, an experienced climber, stated: If you can imagine you are bringing 500 to 1000 people together at...

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Prior to the global spread of COVID-19, there had been criticism of the Chinese leaders handling of the virus's rapid spread and the lack of information shared.  Now local officials, civil servants and whistleblowers say that  Beijing's reports of businesses returning to full work capacity are fake. Companies are being ordered to run machines and leave lights on during work hours...

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