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08:27, June 01, 2010

Chinese state councilor urges promotion of mountaineering spirit
Chinese State Councilor Liu Yandong has called for more efforts to promote the mountaineering spirit and create more success in sporting field.


Chinese State Councilor Liu Yandong (4th L) poses for a group photo with climbers during a symposium marking the 50th anniversary of Chinese climbers' first ascent of Mount Qomolangma, the world's highest peak, in Beijing, capital of China, May 31, 2010. (Xinhua/Meng Yongmin)

Liu, a member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, made the remarks at a symposium held here on Monday to mark the 50th anniversary of Chinese climbers' first ascent of Mount Qomolangma, the world's highest peak.

"The Chinese mountaineering team, for generations, have shown strong will, bravery and good teamwork since the trio of Wang Fuzhou, Gongbu, Qu Yinhua scaled Mount Qomolangma from the north slope on May 25, 1960 - an unprecedented feat in the history of mankind," Liu said.


Chinese State Councilor Liu Yandong shakes hands with a climber during a symposium marking the 50th anniversary of Chinese climbers' first ascent of Mount Qomolangma, the world's highest peak, in Beijing, capital of China, May 31, 2010. (Xinhua/Li Ying)

"All in the sporting world should take the moutaineers as their role model and strive to make greater achievement," she added.

Source: Xinhua
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