China and Nepal have different opinions on whether the height of Mount Everest should include its snowcap. Photo: AFP

China denies changing height of Mount Everest, as row leaves Beijing, Kathmandu 12 feet apart

Rebuttal comes after Nepalese sherpa tells The New York Times that China adjusted its figures to win back climbers

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China and Nepal have different opinions on whether the height of Mount Everest should include its snowcap. Photo: AFP
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Laura Zhou

Laura Zhou

Laura Zhou joined the South China Morning Post's Beijing bureau in 2010. She covers China's diplomatic relations and has reported on topics such as Sino-US relations, China-India disputes, and reactions to the North Korea nuclear crisis, as well as other general news.