• 8,848.86 meters -- China, Nepal jointly announce new height of Mt. Qomolangma

    -- The new height of Mount Qomolangma, the world's highest peak, is 8,848.86 meters, according to a joint announcement by China and Nepal.

    -- Chinese President Xi Jinping, exchanging letters with his Nepali counterpart Bidya Devi Bhandari on Tuesday, called Mount Qomolangma "an important symbol of the China-Nepal traditional friendship."

    -- Bhandari said Nepal and China have always been good neighbors, friends and partners.