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China: Government plans to improve education and other services for disabled people

Posted 10/06-11 at 18.31

The State Council unveiled (May 8, 2011) details of a five-year development plan. Over this period the government plans to offer the country's 83 million disabled citizens 12 years of free education, bolster public services, and offer more benefits t ...

China: Moves to prevent disabled children being forced to beg

Posted 02/03-11 at 21.34

The China Disabled Persons' Federation (CDPF), a national umbrella organization of and for disabled people, has offered to help police stop the criminal exploitation of disabled children as beggars. The statement followed recent media reports tha ...

China: More reports of the enslavement of disabled people

Posted 28/02-11 at 23.36

Zhang Wei, director of the Beijing offices of Enable Disability Studies Institute, a NGO, reports that young women have been sold by psychiatric hospitals as sexual partners and wives and young men with learning difficulties have been imprisoned as f ...

China: Disabled people enslaved in sweatshops

Posted 16/12-10 at 17.52

A man in southwest Sichuan Province has been arrested for allegedly selling 11 laborers, including eight with learning difficulties or mental health problems, to a sweatshop in the northwest Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. ...

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