If you plan to climb mountain peaks above 5 kilometers in the Tibet Autonomous Region, or mountain peaks above 3,500 meters above sea level in other places, you need to abide by the provisions of the “Measures for the Administration of the Mountaineering Conducted by Foreigners in China”. Climbers need to climb according to the peaks and routes approved by the National Sports Commission, and are not allowed to place souvenirs or carry out mapping activities. When climbing a mountain, if you want to display a foreign national flag, you must get permission from the State Sports Commission, and display the Chinese flag with the same size. Climbers who violate the above regulations are subject to a warning, or fine of up to 50000 CNY (approx. 6417 EUR), and may be suspended from mountain climbing activities in China.
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