29th June 2017
Prestigious university praised for compassion toward disabled candidate
Editor: Mu Xuequan
A wheelchair-bound boy in remote northwest China, is close to being admitted to Tsinghua University in Beijing despite his physical disability.
Wei Xiang, 19, a native of Dingxi City, a poverty-stricken area in Gansu Province, hit the headlines when a local WeChat account posted an article seeking help Monday. Wei said he hoped Tsinghua would offer living space for him and his mother who will accompany him.
In the article, Wei described his illness and the hard life of his family. He suffers from a congenital disease of the spinal column. Despite three operations, his condition did not improve. He uses a wheelchair or a pair of crutches.