The Chinese must be really paranoid. There has been no news from any expedition from the mountain for the last week and RUMOUR has it that there will be no news from Base Camp until after May 10th. Another rumour is that because of the American with the pro Tibet banner the Nepalis (really the Chinese) are not letting people climb to camp 2 after May 1 as originally stated. Everyone will have to come down to base camp or lower. Only communication with base camp will be emergency evacuation. The Chinese are at camp 2 on the Tibet side.
No news is good news -right?