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Extra sausages and oxygen: PLA spoils high-altitude troops

Pressurized oxygen therapy and portable barracks are being introduced to the regiments of the People’s Liberation Army deployed on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. The region is known as the “roof of the world” for its harsh, arctic-like climate and the thin air that can trigger acute altitude sickness. While Beijing has been steadily moving residents off the plateau […]

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