Thinking Equal in China: Jin’s Path in Disability Rights

Thinking Equal in China: Jin’s Path in Disability Rights On International Women’s Day 2019, we are sharing stories of women doing inspiring work across East Asia and Pacific. Whether in the business world, advocacy, media or countless other sectors, their contributions highlight the transformative power of women in the region. Jin Ling is a journalist… Continue Reading Thinking Equal in China: Jin’s Path in Disability Rights

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VAT cut offers hope to rare disease patients

China Daily 19th February 2019 VAT cut offers hope to rare disease patients State Council decision will see tax lowered by 13 percentage points from next month Fang Haoran, 14, from Huaiyang county, Henan province, was diagnosed with Gaucher’s disease, a genetic disorder that enlarges the liver and spleen, in 2015. It has prevented him… Continue Reading VAT cut offers hope to rare disease patients

New alliance to push for more accessible online services

shine.cn 28th January 2019 New alliance to push for more accessible online services By Zhu Shenshen Shanghai will establish an alliance to make Internet services more accessible to aged and disabled people, the first of its kind nationwide, “Shanghai Daily” learned during the ongoing annual plenary session of the city’s political advisory body. The Shanghai… Continue Reading New alliance to push for more accessible online services

For China’s Disabled People, Sex is Still Taboo

Sixth Tone 29th December 2018 by Fan Yiying For China’s Disabled People, Sex is Still Taboo While the country is paying more attention to employment and health care, the need for intimacy is still often ignored. A spinal tumor paralyzed Nie Shujie’s legs when she was little. Growing up, she never considered intimacy possible. Nie… Continue Reading For China’s Disabled People, Sex is Still Taboo

Disability inclusion practices shared at China Disability Policy Dialogue

Xinhua 3rd December 2018 Disability inclusion practices shared at China Disability Policy Dialogue Innovative practices of helping people with disabilities better integrate into society were shared at the China Disability Policy Dialogue held in Beijing Monday, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. More than 80 government officials, experts, representatives of companies and organizations and… Continue Reading Disability inclusion practices shared at China Disability Policy Dialogue

No sight, but still on the lookout for love

China Daily USA 29th November 2018 No sight, but still on the lookout for love Editor’s note: This is the second of a series of stories about developments in the lives of China’s blind and visually impaired community. Parental concerns are a hurdle for visually impaired people wanting to form relationships.  While living in perpetual… Continue Reading No sight, but still on the lookout for love

Over 96% of Government Websites Hide Disabled Men and Women on Their Site

Over 96% of Government Websites Hide Disabled Men and Women on Their Site TLDR: Disabled people are almost non-existent on government and stock-photos websites, and when they are represented, they are not represented as whole individuals, but are only showed for their disability. We trawled the internet and looked at more than 500 government websites from… Continue Reading Over 96% of Government Websites Hide Disabled Men and Women on Their Site

China Moves To Improve Legal Services For Disabled

Urdupoint 2nd August 2018 China Moves To Improve Legal Services For Disabled Chinese authorities have pledged to improve legal services for the disabled, enabling them to fully participate in litigation, the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) said Thursday. People’s courts are required to facilitate ways for the disabled to engage in proceeding such as filing a… Continue Reading China Moves To Improve Legal Services For Disabled

2.1 million families benefit from barrier-free homes

China Daily 26th July 2018 2.1 million families benefit from barrier-free homes More than 2.1 million people in China with disabilities have benefited from a nationwide program that aims to eradicate barriers in people’s homes in the most recent five-year period, an official of the China Disabled Persons’ Federation said on Wednesday. The program –… Continue Reading 2.1 million families benefit from barrier-free homes

Chinese envoy calls for “shared development” to address disabilities

Xinhua 13th June 2018 Chinese envoy calls for “shared development” to address disabilities Chinese Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Ma Zhaoxu on Tuesday called for “shared development” across the globe to address the issue of persons with disabilities. “In the era of globalization, we must follow the principle of shared development … and work… Continue Reading Chinese envoy calls for “shared development” to address disabilities