3: Most Chi­nese like to eat dogs.

Global Times – Metro Shanghai - - CITY PANORAMA -

The state­ment is false. The no­to­ri­ous Yulin Dog Meat Fes­ti­val, which takes place in South China’s Guangxi Zhuang Au­ton­o­mous Re­gion ev­ery June, has been fre­quently covered by me­dia at home and abroad in re­cent years and has caused heated de­bate glob­ally.

Each year, dis­turb­ing pho­tos of piles of dead dogs are widely dis­sem­i­nated on­line. And this sadly mis­leads many for­eign­ers into think­ing that all Chi­nese eat dogs.

Ac­tu­ally, eating dog meat is just a lo­cal­ized custom in a few south­ern ar­eas and has never been a na­tion­wide tra­di­tion.

For­tu­nately, to this ques­tion all of our par­tic­i­pants gave the cor­rect an­swer. None of them thought most Chi­nese like to eat dogs.

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