Beijing to allow guide dogs on subways

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It’s been almost a week since Beijing started allowing guide dogs onto the subway. The new rules provide greater convenience for the visually impaired, but they continue to urge greater accessibility for the dogs in the city’s public transport system. CCTV’s Tang Bo filed this report.

Beijing to allow guide dogs on subways

Beijing to allow guide dogs on subways

It's been almost a week since Beijing started allowing guide dogs onto the subway. The new rules provide greater convenience for the visually impaired, but they continue to urge greater accessibility for the dogs in the city's public transport system. CCTV's Tang Bo has filed this report.

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  • Guide dogs are a rare sight in China. There are only about a dozen in Beijing and about 70 in the whole country which is home to 16.9 million visually impaired people.