The mountaineering fraternity has finally something to cheer about. The government of India is planning open an adventure institute in Arunachal Pradesh.
While flagging off the expedition of ace mountaineer Anshu Jamsenpa to scale Mount Everest, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju today made the announcement of government’s plan to set up North East Mountaineering and Adventure Sports in Arunachal Pradesh.
“Arunachalees are adventurous but mountaineering could be commercialised in the state only when people will start enjoying it. Society has to evolve to make adventure as a source of sustenance,” he said.
“I am planning to convene a meeting soon with the Survey General of India, Indian Mountaineering Institute and the Army to explore the possibilities of developing mountain peaks as mountaineering destinations besides giving them names and defining clear-cut routes for expedition,” he said.
Restricted Area Permit (RAP) and Protected Area Permit (PAP) had deterred growth of adventure tourism in the state, but has now relaxed restrictions in that direction.
“We have lifted restriction on RAP and PAP and the state government should work out other issues for development of tourism in the state.
“I want that all the peaks in the Himalayan belt should be opened for activities so that economic development begins.
Chinese government considers any country as it’s number one enemy, which recognizes Taiwan as sovereign nation. Similarly, if anyone country would demand that Tibet should be recognized as a sovereign country, China would protest very strongly. As a matter of fact, China holds vice like grip over Tibet and does not permit any foreigners to visit Tibet to see the conditions for themselves.
The ambition of China to annex Taiwan and firmly hold on to it’s occupation of Tibet is definite proof of China’s expansionist plans .
There seem to be lot of similarity between the behavior of the present Chinese government and Hitler’s Germany before World War II. The present Chinese government and Hitler’s Germany have something in common, in their ambitious goal of dominating rest of the world at any cost , with least concern for ethical or moral principles and fairness in dealing with other countries.
Just as many countries in the world are now trying to appease China, then British Prime Minister Chamberlain too visited Germany to appease Hitler before World War II. Churchill called the bluff of Hitler, which is a matter of history.
So far, China could not annex Taiwan, since Taiwan is heavily protected by U S government and China knows that any move to annex Taiwan would lead to a war with USA.
On the other hand, China was emboldened to attack Tibet and aggressively occupy the region and China violently suppressed the Tibetan protestors, since the interest of Tibet was not supported or protected by any country in the world in a meaningful way. China continues to occupy Tibet and the world conscience remain suppressed as various governments want to appease China and keep it in good humour to protect their trade and business interests with China.
China now claims Arunachal Pradesh in India as part of China and continues to occupy thousands of kilometer of Indian territory , which it annexed during the 1962 Indo China war. China now claims ownership of islands in South China Sea and Senkaku island and adopting aggressive postures, inspite of protests from Japan, Phillipines, Vietnam and other countries.
So far, China has not been effectively challenged by any country in the world for it’s aggressive occupation of Tibet and claims on Indian territory and islands in South China Sea as well as it’s claim on Taiwan.
Because of the non caring attitude of most countries in the world, China is emboldened to carry on with it’s adventures to expand it’s territory and areas of influence.
While voice of Tibetans is not being heard loudly around the world, there are countries which speak in support of Taiwan occasionally.
Taiwan has revealed to the world about the Chinese virus sufficiently earlier but WHO has ignored Taiwan’s warning, as Taiwan is not a member of WHO. Now, the clamour for including Taiwan as member of WHO is being increasingly heard.
Neither Taiwan nor Tibet is a member of UNO, obviously implying that UNO does not recognize these regions as sovereign countries.
The claim of China on Taiwan and Tibet and other regions indicate the mindset of Chinese government and certainly represents a threat for stability in the world in the long run. With free run that China already has, it is likely that China may further make claims on other countries too in the coming days .The world has to prevent this.
Taiwan and Tibet are two test cases of China’s unjustified territorial claims with little resistance from rest of the world.
It is necessary that Taiwan and Tibet should be recognized as sovereign countries, which is a necessary step to curtail and defeat China’s expansionist ambitions.
United Nations Organisation in it’s present structure and functioning style, is not in a position to do justice for Taiwan and Tibet.
Today, there is increasing suspicion in the world about China’s methodologies and practices. The fact that China concealed the information about the Wuhan virus and did not forewarn the world at the right time indicates that China could exhibit irresponsible behavior. Today, the havoc that is happening in the world due to COVID 19 crisis is directly attributed to the China’s indifferent attitude towards the welfare of the world community.
Certainly, nobody should think or say that China should be destabilized. But, certainly the growing thought is that China should be prevented from destabilizing the world and it’s aggressive methods of occupying other countries should be resisted.
The starting point to initiate such world wide resistance to China’s territorial expansion plans is to recognize Taiwan and Tibet as independent and sovereign countries. This will show China it’s place.
Huawei and China Mobile on Friday announced they have jointly taken 5G connectivity to a new height by bringing the network on the summit of Mount Everest, after the completion of the worlds highest 5G base station at an altitude of 6500 metres.
With the launch of the Gigabit optical fibre network at the attitude of 6,500 meters, Huawei has enableed China Mobile to run its dual Gigabit network on Mount Everest.
On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the first successful arrival at Mount Everest from the northern slope, the 5G network on Mount Everest will provide communication services for the 2020 Mount Everest re-measurement.
According to Huawei, it has offered end-to-end solutions in the construction of China Mobile’s Everest dual Gigabit network, where base stations were built in Mount Everest Base Camp at the attitude of 5,300 metres, the Transition Camp at 5,800 metres, and the Forward Camp at 6,500 metres.
At the attitude of 5,300 meters, the 5G download speed exceeded 1.66 Gbps, where the upload speed tops 215 Mbps.
Meanwhile, with its HoloSens intelligent video surveillance system, Huawei ensures streaming quality with the capabilities of optimisation and fault locating with just one click, keeping the networks always on even at the attitude of 6,500 meters at the summit of Everest, said the company. (IANS)
Expedition operators on Mount Everest said Thursday that Chinese mountaineering officials will not allow spring climbs from their side of the mountain due to fears of the coronavirus.
On the others side of the mountain in Nepal, operators say cancellations for the popular spring climbing season have been pouring in despite the mountain being open for business.
Dawa Shepra of Kathmandu-based Climbalaya Treks and Expeditions said the officials told them though the virus was getting under control in China, they could not risk bringing in foreign climbers. He said the conversation with the China Tibet Mountaineering Association officials was over the phone and no official emails, faxes or messages were sent.
Jiban Ghimire of Shangrila Nepal Trek also said he spoke on the phone with Chinese officials who said there would be no climbing on Everest during this year’s popular spring climbing season.
Climbers using the northern route in China generally uses operators based in Nepal to equip and manage the expeditions. Although China has canceled most sports events for the foreseeable future, Zhang Mingxin of the Tibetan sports administration said it was still monitoring the situation and had yet to make a decision.
“We have been maintaining contact with overseas organizers of the mountaineering teams to get updated information. It depends on the development of the epidemic situation and the ability of our providing services,” Zhang told The Associated Press on Thursday. In Nepal the mountaineering season began last week and Everest was still open for climbers.
Officials and mountaineering expedition operators, however, said they fear there will be a significant drop in the number of climbers this year. That could reduce government revenue and affect the thousands of workers who depend on the climbers for their livelihoods.
“This season is not very encouraging for the mountaineering industry in Nepal,” said Surendra Thapa, the director at Nepal’s Department of Tourism. Operators says though climbers generally arrive in April so they can attempt scale the peak in May, they were getting many cancellations.
“We are getting flooded with postponements. They all want to hold on their climb and shift to 2021 season,” said Jiban Ghimire of Shangrila Nepal Trek. Pemba Sherpa of Xtreme Climbers Treks, said all of the cancellations were going to be a big setback for Nepal’s mountaineering industry. (VOA)