There have been many controversies on the name of Mount Everest. China claims that Mount Everest falls in China. Dispute again arises. Netizens from India and Nepal were up in arms after a post on Mount Everest from a Chinese state-owned news outlet was posted on Twitter. The state-run CGTN’s tweet featuring pictures of the world’s highest peak, and the words ‘Mount Qomolangma, also known as Mount Everest’ did not go down well with the Twitteratti. Users vented their anger out, calling it ‘fake news’ and asking China to ‘get a life.
CCTN had on May 2 posted a tweet of an ‘extraordinary halo’ over Mount Everest. However, the words claiming Mount Qomolangma was the world’s highest peak ‘located in China’s Tibet Autonomous Region’ sparked a row.
While protesting against India’s encroachment on Nepal’s territory, a Chinese media has mentioned that the highest peak, Mount Everest, falls in China.
China’s China Global Television Network (CGTN) said on Twitter that Mount Everest is in China.
With some pictures of the Everest region, CGTN’s official mentions Mount Everest as the world’s highest peak is in China’s Tibet Autonomous Region.
There are protests on social media saying that CGTN has transmitted false information. They are suggesting to look at the historical facts and correct them.
An extraordinary sun halo was spotted Friday in the skies over Mount #Qomolangma, also known as Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak located in China’s #Tibet Autonomous Region pic.twitter.com/wATFz4DXzI