Across China: Light in the darkness

Xinhua 15th October 2017 Across China: Light in the darkness Zhang Fubin cannot not see anything, but to many people, he brought them light. For 17 years, the elderly blind man’s library, named the House of Sunshine, has offered free access to more than 5,000 books to residents in Nanchangchi Village, north China’s Shanxi Province.… Continue Reading Across China: Light in the darkness

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Locksmith in a wheelchair

Chinagate.org 1st September 2017 Locksmith in a wheelchair photo article A 52-year-old man paralyzed for 25 years earns a living by making keys and repairing locks and shoes. He is welcomed and respected by local people for his exquisite skills and good service. Ning Xingnian comes from Jinggang County in Hefei, Anhui Province. He used… Continue Reading Locksmith in a wheelchair

The disabled Chinese man who battled to graduate from Harvard University faces new fight for job

South China Morning Post 3rd September 2017 The disabled Chinese man who battled to graduate from Harvard University faces new fight for job Ding Ding, who was born with cerebral palsy, has conquered countless obstacles in life; finding an employer who won’t judge him by his condition is his latest hurdle Twenty-nine-year-old Ding Ding has… Continue Reading The disabled Chinese man who battled to graduate from Harvard University faces new fight for job

Mentally disabled thrive if given a chance

Shanghai Daily 8th August 2017 Mentally disabled thrive if given a chance By Xu Wenwen and Shi Jia To get a cup of coffee at Hangzhou’s Wisdom Tree Cafe, customers need to wait much longer than in usual coffee houses, but nobody minds because it’s all for a good cause. The baristas, cashiers and bakers… Continue Reading Mentally disabled thrive if given a chance

‘Tiger Mom’ Helps Her Son Become an English Translator

Women of China 9th August 2017 ‘Tiger Mom’ Helps Her Son Become an English Translator Liguan Yanping, 28, was born in Southwest China’s Chongqing. He weighed only 1.4 kilogram and later was diagnosed with severe cerebral palsy due to his preterm delivery. Thanks to the perseverance and firm training from his mother Guan Ping, Liguan… Continue Reading ‘Tiger Mom’ Helps Her Son Become an English Translator

China Focus: China’s disabled find support and opportunity

Xinhua 21st May 2017 China Focus: China’s disabled find support and opportunity The 27th National Day for Helping the Disabled on Sunday draws attention to the well-being of those living with disabilities. A reading party was held at the Capital Library of China in Beijing on Saturday afternoon. Some 30 volunteers took turns reading excerpts… Continue Reading China Focus: China’s disabled find support and opportunity