Dog owners walking near the beach in Yantai, Shandong
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Canine Comrades: A Dog Attack Worries Pet Owners

China’s pet owners fear for their dogs after a rottweiler attack sparks a nationwide backlash

When the streets were empty, in the quiet darkness of the evening, online art teacher Fu Lin and her three-year-old giant poodle Eva were typically at their happiest. Eva would run about, and Fu would enjoy her dog’s freedom vicariously. But their daily escape from the confines of their apartment in Linfen, Shanxi province, has become more cautious of late, as pet lovers across China face discontent toward dogs and their owners.

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author Tan Yunfei (谭云飞)

Tan Yunfei is the editorial director of The World of Chinese. She reports on Chinese language, food, traditions, and society. Having grown up in a rural community and mainly lived in the cities since college, she tries to explore and better understand China's evolving rural and urban life with all readers.

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