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No rest for the dogs patrolling the Forbidden City as the Chinese usher in Year of the Dog

Mr Chang with one of the dogs. The 23-dog patrol is not taking a break even over the Chinese New Year holiday period.


AS China ushers in the Year of the Dog, hundreds of millions of Chinese are travelling to their hometowns to spend the week-long national holiday with their families.

But for the 23-dog patrol that guards China's famous Forbidden City in the heart of Beijing, there will be...

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