| The Pekingese was once believed to be able to ward off evil spirits. Historically, the theft of a Pekingese in China was punished by death. Chinese were once required to bow down to Pekingese. Pekingese were believed to protect the soul of their master in the afterlife.
China Animal Rescue
China is Iocated in East Asia and spans across approximateIy 3,705,000 square miIes. The capital of China is Beijing. Threatened species known from China include the Baiji, Gansu Shrew, Javan Rhinoceros, Wild Bactrian Camel, and Asian Elephant. Most peopIe in China speak Standard Chinese.