China Focus: Tibet makes progress in poverty battle
Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.
LHASA, March 14 (Xinhua) -- Herders who live at the foot of Mount Qomolangma are preparing for the coming mountain-climbing season in May.
About 7,500 people live in the Zhaxizom Township in Dingri County of Tibet Autonomous Region, at the foot of the world's highest mountain.
Renting tents, as well as providing logistical support and yak transport, villagers generally make handsome sums of money every season when climbers and tourists arrive.
Once an impoverished township, Zhaxizom has b ...