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China expands police presence below Mount Everest

China’s border police have significantly beefed up their presence at the base of Mount Everest amid rising visitor numbers, state media reported Tuesday. The influx of people to the area has brought increased crime to the north face of Everest, and Chinese authorities last year pledged to boost the police presence following reports of thefts of food, oxygen tanks and climbing gear. A former police post housed in a trailer has been upgraded to a full police station, complete with a modern 19,375-square-foot (1,800-square-meter) facility, according to a report on the Tibet Daily’s Web site. Full Story

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