Games Spotlight China’s Disabled

Al Jazeera reports on the impact of the Paralympics on life for the diasbled in China:

The opening ceremony was stunning; venues have been packed; records are being furiously broken; and China is still hogging the medals table. The motto for Beijing 2008, after all, has been ‘Two Games, Equal Splendour’.

While some rights groups and many western media have used the event to criticize China on disabled rights, the country itself has been using the Paralympic stage to showcase just how much progress it has made in improving life for its 83 million disabled.

In terms of Paralympians, no other country has come close.

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