Tianshan No 1 glacier in China’s Xinjiang region, which shrank in size by 17 per cent from 1962 to 2014. Photo: Xinhua

China to ban glacier tourists in mountainous Xinjiang region by 2020 after ‘inestimable’ erosion

Officials also want all other nations with glaciers that lie along ancient Silk Road route to support the move to help preserve the glaciers

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Tianshan No 1 glacier in China’s Xinjiang region, which shrank in size by 17 per cent from 1962 to 2014. Photo: Xinhua
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