A dog looks up as he swims in a swimming pool exclusively for canine use at a dog park in Beijing. Up until the 1990s, keeping pets at home was banned in China as it was considered an upper-class practice deemed fit for a capitalist. Today, despite annual license fees imposed on pet owners reaching over 10,000 rmb (1,000 euro), official estimates show that the growing number of pets in China could exceed 150 million.
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