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Disability News: China

  • Synopsis: Roundup of disability news stories and articles from China and neighboring Asian countries including medical related press releases news and coming events.

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Disability News China

Latest facts and statistics, news, and information of interest for persons with disabilities in China.

Social attitudes towards people with disabilities have gone through a gradual, yet fundamental change in China since then, thanks to the active advocacy of people within the disability community in China, as well as governmental support for disability initiatives.

Disability Statistics China

China is a developing country in the world, so to a certain extent it is difficult to collect an accurate figures of the total number of people with disabilities.

China is the largest developing nation in the world today, with greater than sixty-million people who experience a form of disability.

The figure of people with disabilities quoted is taken from the results of the 1987 First National Sampling Survey on Disability.

According to the Law of the People's Republic of China on the Protection of Disabled Persons, a disabled person refers to one who suffers from abnormalities or loss of certain organ or function, psychologically or in anatomical structure and has lost wholly or in part the ability to perform an activity in the way considered normal.

In 1987, a national sampling survey of disabled population was administrated in China. This was the first and only national survey of disabled population in China.

To submit a news item for China see our guideline on submitting an article or press release to Disabled World News.

Latest China Publications

  1. Hong Kong Businesses Support Employees with Disabilities
    H.K. Government committed to encouraging employment of persons with disabilities.
  2. People with Disabilities in Hong Kong Twice as Likely to Face Poverty
    Almost half of people with disabilities living in Hong Kong live in poverty, more than double the rate for the general population.
  3. Use of Lower Paid Contract Nurses in China May Compromise Patient Care
    Study finds disproportionate number of contract nurses had higher levels of patient dissatisfaction which prior research linked to lower quality care and worse outcomes.
  4. For People with Disabilities in China a Harmonious Society is an Inclusive Society
    In China for people with disabilities and their families a harmonious society would more specifically mean an inclusive society.
  5. Diabetes Levels in Children Higher in China than U.S.
    Study finds Chinese teenagers have a rate of diabetes nearly four times greater than their counterparts in the United States.

Full List of China Documents (16 Items)


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