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Newly featured Brian Linden video interview (2 minutes long) uploaded by South China Morning Post, titled "American hotel owner hopes China's tourism recovers from impact of Covid-19":

www.scmp.com/video

Brian is looking good and speaks Chinese very well.

As of November 2020, Tiger Leaping Gorge is closed for road construction. According to guest houses in the area, all tourism and trekking in the gorge is shut down until at least spring 2021.

For those who may be interested, my trekking guide to Haba Snow Mountain is now online at www.TrekHaba.com (proxy required).

@WayoftheSun
I largely agree with you that it is not the dog but the owner that is the problem. But you have to realize that there is a correlation between them, like people that buy a Lamborghini are more likely to be involved in a high speed accident than people who buy a QQ.
The problem is that people that, let say, buy a pit bull terrier, usually are not doing so to prove that these are nice family dogs but do so for the reasons why these dogs are forbidden now.

An other point is that certain breeds which where OK before, like for example the various shepherd breeds, for whom I have as well have good experiences, I was allowed to walk a friend's shepherd when only 4 years old, have changed.
Many of these dogs are not any longer what they used to be. This because of unscrupulous breeding for commercial reasons. The nice and friendly shepherd I walked as a 4 year old is not the same as the shepherd my neighbor bought as a status symbol to go with his Cayenne.
For this reason I support banning breeds. Not because of the dogs but because of the owners.

Dandare, there is nothing particularly dangerous about these dogs. that is why breed bans literally don't work. any dog can be made aggressive if abused. that's why it's important to educate people on how to raise dogs instead of banning breeds. small dogs are actually a lot more aggressive than large breeds.