“A unprecedented solar halo was noticed Friday within the skies over Mount Qomolangma, also called Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak positioned in China’s Tibet Autonomous Area,” mentioned a Twitter submit from China International Tv Community (CGTN) on Might 2. In impact, the submit by China’s state-run tv community implied full Chinese language sovereignty of Mt Everest.
The one drawback is that the world’s highest peak straddles each China and Nepal.
Greater than every week on, the controversial submit continues to attract criticism in Nepal. The ire continues unabated, even after CGTN deleted its earlier submit and put up a brand new one, posted at 12:38 PM on Might 10.
Nonetheless, the screenshot of the deleted submit has been going viral on social media, with many Nepalese folks clubbing it with Beijing having efficiently put in a Huawei 5G tower on the summit of the height. The CGTN’s social media submit additionally got here within the wake of Beijing sending a staff of surveyors to the Himalayan peak to measure its peak, at the same time as there’s a ban on scaling the summit owing to the coronavirus pandemic. This determination has additionally not gone down too properly with Nepal.
“Chinese language measuring Mt Everest with out informing Nepal. Even @CGTN media wrote Mt. Everest lies in China. Mt Everest lies in Nepal, not in Tibet,” mentioned a social media person, positioned in Bharatpur, Nepal.
~Chinese language measuring Mt.Everest with out informing Nepal.
Even @CGTN media wrote Mt. Everest lies in China.
Mt.Everest lies in Nepal, not in Tibet. pic.twitter.com/gfx7S3WBDS pic.twitter.com/1K4fOSHLnn
— 🇳🇵P R A B I N🇳🇵 (@PrabinA79428390) May 10, 2020
The actual fact was echoed by one other of Nepal’s social media person, who said the identical.
— Kiran Bohaju (@KBohaju) May 10, 2020
In the meantime, Indian information company ANI quoted a Chinese language knowledgeable as stating that Beijing could be making an attempt to consolidate its claims on Tibet and Everest.
“It isn’t a brand new factor. China is making an attempt to consolidate its claims on Tibet and Everest,” mentioned Srikant Kondapali, Professor of Chinese language Research on the Jawaharlal Nehru College (JNU). “The Everest on the Tibet facet is treacherous and really much less utilized by the Chinese language facet, there isn’t any hint of tourism from that facet, as it is extremely steep and visa can also be a difficulty,” the JNU tutorial additionally instructed the information company.
— to www.indiatvnews.com