Latest news from around the world on disability issues affecting China
china.org.cn 20th March 2017 Blind masseuse runs for a bright life By Lin Liyao Cheng Ming, 47, works as a masseuse at Tonghe Hospital in Xiangyang City, Hubei Province. Although she hasn’t been able to see anything since birth, in her mind, there is no difference between herself and other people. In the first half… Continue Reading Blind masseuse runs for a bright life
China Christian Daily 22nd March 2017 Amity Foundation Opens Braille Library in Jiangsu By Yetta Yao On March 15, 2017, a Braille library was opened in Lianyungang Special Education Center of Jiangsu, funded by the project for blind children of the Amity Foundation. The foundation said that more than 3000 runners engaged in a charity… Continue Reading Amity Foundation Opens Braille Library in Jiangsu
Ability Magazine China — Love and Albinism Hunted in East Africa for their body parts and portrayed as scoundrels by Hollywood, people with albinism are often deeply misunderstood around the world. A rare genetic disorder, albinism is the absence of pigment in the skin, hair and iris of the eyes. And with it comes a… Continue Reading China — Love and Albinism
Ability Magazine Mu Mengjie. The Power of a Teacher’s Love. School for Everyone In Mu Mengjie’s 49th birthday last spring, people in the rural area where he lives threw him a birthday celebration for his coming 50th year. Mu was named one of China’s 10 most inspiring people for his commitment to educating children who,… Continue Reading Mu Mengjie. The Power of a Teacher’s Love. School for Everyone
China Daily 4th March 2017 UK-based visionary helping restore sight of nation’s poor By SHARMILA DEVI As a leading eye doctor and founder of a surgical charity that has restored the sight of thousands of Chinese people living in rural areas, Sanny Yuzhen Jiang’s work is far from “minor”. But her considerable skills are matched… Continue Reading UK-based visionary helping restore sight of nation’s poor
China Disabled Persons Federation 8th March 2017 Draft law aims to prevent diseases The top legislature is mulling over a national law on health promotion, a senior lawmaker and public health expert said. Wang Longde, deputy head of the National People’s Congress’ (NPC) Education, Science, Culture and Health Committee, made the remarks on the sidelines… Continue Reading Draft law aims to prevent diseases
A chemical signal in the brain of zebrafish may help treat blindness in humans, according to scientists including one of Indian-origin.
News Nation India 11th March 2017 A chemical signal in the brain of zebrafish may help treat blindness in humans, according to scientists including one of Indian-origin. Well the discovery has increased the possibility that human retinas can be induced to regenerate, naturally restoring the damage caused by degenerative retinal diseases and injury, also including… Continue Reading A chemical signal in the brain of zebrafish may help treat blindness in humans, according to scientists including one of Indian-origin.
Human Rights Watch MARCH 6, 2017 China: New Rules for Students with Disabilities Inadequate Modest Reforms Undercut by Provisions Allowing Discrimination New Chinese government regulations encourage mainstream education for students with disabilities, but do not provide adequate pathways for achieving that aim, Human Rights Watch said today. On February 23, 2017, the Chinese government released… Continue Reading China: New Rules for Students with Disabilities Inadequate
The Scripps Research Institute 6th March 2017 Fighting Blindness: The Scripps Research Institute Scientists Bring a Key Protein into Focus WRITTEN BY: The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered how a protein called α2δ4 establishes proper vision. Their research helps explain why mutations in… Continue Reading Fighting Blindness: The Scripps Research Institute Scientists Bring a Key Protein into Focus
Sixth Tone 12th January 2017 Shenzhen Closes Door on Blind Migrants City’s ‘hukou’ regulations say people with disabilities cannot become official residents. Xiao Guangting became a qualified masseur, found a job, married the woman he loved, and became the father of a son, all during his nearly two decades in Shenzhen, southern China. But the… Continue Reading Shenzhen Closes Door on Blind Migrants
About China Vision
China Vision supports individuals and organisations working to empower and enhance the rights of people with disabilities in China. We form people-to-people links, sharing experiences to drive practical actions aimed at improving the lives of people with visual and other disabilities. By sharing information and resources internationally we work to reduce discrimination and enhance social equality.
About China Vision
China Vision was founded in London in 1999 by a group of individuals concerned about disability, human rights, civil society and open media in China. This group included educators, disability rights activists, media professionals and China specialists, all of whom recognized the severe problems faced by visually impaired people seeking equal access to education and employment in China. China Vision was registered as a UK charity in 1999, with the specific purpose of supporting education for people with visual disabilities in the People’s Republic of China. As our work has grown, we have recognized the need to engage more broadly in disability rights in China, so our remit now covers other areas of disability, including intellectual and psychosocial disability.
China Vision is also alert to all human rights concerns which might affect the lives and livelihoods of people with disabilities, including discrimination based on ethnicity, gender, age, religion or sexuality. Initially we supported study visits to the UK by visually disabled teachers, provided a variety of reading materials and equipment to blind people across China, and facilitated exchange between individuals engaged in disability rights and education in China and the UK. Since 2005, China Vision has become more directly involved in rights-based advocacy in China, supporting the development of independent media production by blind and other disabled people. Since 2008 China Vision has managed and monitored over a dozen disability rights projects, covering Disabled People’s Organization capacity building, media production, monitoring implementation of the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD), rights advocacy, inclusive education and supported employment. These projects have all been inspired by our partners in China and developed jointly by Chinese disability rights activists and China Vision.
China Vision Projects
Current Projects 2015
China Vision to support Henan Inclusive Education Resource and Advocacy CentrePortfolio Qisehua
Qisehua Inclusive KindergartenPortfolio
Xiamen Ainuo’s Parents Training
Tianjin Yuesheng Disabled Persons’ Cultural Centre
Rong Ai Rong LePortfolio
Talang Online Magazine
Beijing One Plus One