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        China kicks off 2020 height survey of Mount Qomolangma

        Source:Global Times Published: 2020/4/30 15:37:52


        China on Thursday kicked off its 2020 height survey of the world's highest mountain Mount Qomolangma, also known in the West as Mount Everest. 

        Some 53 Chinese team members are expected to begin their climb to the top of the world's highest mountain in May.

        The survey will be conducted using China's BeiDou Navigation Satellite System. All mapping equipment will be domestically developed. Aerospace gravity technology will be deployed to increase the accuracy of the measurement and live 3D technology will be used to display the natural resources of the mountain. 

        China and Nepal announced in 2019 that the two countries will jointly announce the height of Mount Qomolangma and conduct scientific research. 

        The mountain is seen as a symbol of friendship between the two countries.

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