paralympic games

Four Censored Essays On Ukraine Crisis

CDT Chinese has recently archived and republished four essays, censored in the aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, that reveal the topics that Chinese authorities perceive to be sensitive. Two of the essays deal with the...

Translation: China’s Invisible Disabled Community

On the eve of the Beijing Paralympic Games, CDT presents the full-text translation of this article by Xie Renci for the health news site DXY.com. Originally published on International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the...

After 5 Months, China to Try Would-Be Protester

From Edward Wong of The New York Times: On Monday, a 62-year-old woman named Zhong Ruihua who traveled from southern China to Beijing during the Paralympics to conduct a protest is scheduled to go on trial for disturbing the...

Beijing’s Paralympics Can Take a Bow

As Peter White comments on BBC, There has never been a Paralympics that has not been hailed the best ever. […] It seems impossible to think that the exposure of huge numbers of people to disabled athletes performing...

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....

Paralympics Bring Forward Plight of China’s Disabled

Peter Ford of The Christian Science Monitor reports on the increased — yet still low — awareness of China’s disabled citizens with the arrival of the Beijing Paralympic Games. The Paralympic Games that opened here Saturday...

China Pulls Out All the Stops in Paralympics Spectacular

The Guardian reports on the opening of the Paralympic Games in Beijing, which was produced by Zhang Yimou: Particularly well received was a ballet performance by a young girl who lost a leg in May’s massive Sichuan...

A Great Leap Forward or Backward for China

The Times questions what impact the Paralympics will have on disability rights in China: In the Olympics ceremony, the 56 children who organisers claimed came from the 56 ethnic groups in China were from the dominant Han group....

Can The Paralympic Games Give China’s Disabled A Boost? – Simon Montlake

The Christian Science Monitor digs into one of China’s most neglected Olympics stories: The Paralympics offer China an equal, if not a greater, chance of national sporting glory than the main event: Its athletes swept the medals table at Athens 2004. Around 4,000 athletes from 150 countries are expected to attend the games, to be […]

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