In years gone by, the media was awashed with cases of dog bites, dogs terrorizing people in public, dog poo all over, dogs barking incessantly in residential neighborhoods depriving residents of sleep, etc.
"Awareness of cultural heritage protection needs to be raised among local officials and the public, and manpower of law enforcement in this aspect should be expanded," Chen said. "It is still quite common that the administration is kept in the dark since the parties in charge of preserving heritage sites do not report security accidents."
"My grandfather, who was a surgeon, left some money for us to be educated overseas," Mackerras said. "I had already got a taste of China back in the 1950s when I was given a scholarship to learn Mandarin in Canberra.
"Just look at our trade with China tourism, cultural, student and even political exchanges. All of these are very strong."