The city of Xi’an in Shaanxi province said in a statement posted on its website late Tuesday that the ban will start Feb. 1. The city has three ring roads, and large dogs will be banned in all areas inside the third ring road. They’ll also be banned from some places outside the third ring road.
The official Xinhua News Agency said 34 types of dogs would be banned, including violent dogs such as pit bulls.
Xi’an is known for the terra-cotta warriors — thousands of life-sized clay figures that are one of the most significant archaeological finds of the 20th century.