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China’s largest mobile phone service provider successfully tested a transmission station on Mount Everest today, making it possible for climbers and those on next year’s Olympic torch relay to make calls, a state news agency reported.

China Mobile had to hire yaks and porters to help transport equipment up to the station site at 6,500 metres, the Xinhua News Agency said

While Beijing hopes the feat will impress the world, groups critical of China’s often harsh 57 year rule over Tibet have decried the torch route as a stunt meant to lend legitimacy to Chinese control.

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