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Disabled Children Face Challenges in School

A new report from Human Rights Watch looks at discrimination in China’s education system toward children with disabilities. According to the report, 28% of disabled children are not receiving compulsory education, and 40%...

Chinese Braille: Feeling Their Way

As blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng searches for a new post after his controversial departure from New York University, The Economist reports that some of China’s 17 million other visually impaired people are battling...

Chen Guangcheng on Disability & Human Rights

On WNYC and PRI’s The Takeaway, blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng discusses disability as “a mirror to society”, the importance of proactive defence of one’s own rights, and his continued determination...

State Media Responds to Rights Report

Human Rights Watch recently released its 22nd annual World Report, whose 676 pages include a country-by-country overview of human rights developments around the world and a series of essays on themes including the Arab Spring...

“Mercy Killing” Mother Spared Jail

State media have recently reported that Li Daohong of Jiangsu province has been spared jail for the killing of her 20-year-old mentally handicapped daughter. Court officials have deemed it a “mercy killing,” and have...

Update: Only Two Earthquake Orphans Adopted

Reuters is updating an article posted last week in the Times, at which time only one of the 88 children orphaned by the May 12 earthquake had been adopted.  Reuters now reports that two of the children have found new homes. One...

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....

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