August 1, 20132 Comments

Ou Leili: China’s Wheelchair Bomber Shines Light on Injustice, Disability Rights

Ou Leili is a contributor at Ministry of Tofu. You can learn more about her on our About page. “I am festering away, paralyzed and over 100,000 yuan (US $16,303.60) in debt. Our family has suffered an unimaginable fate.” This declaration was translated from the now-deleted blog of Ji Zhongxing. Ji, a 34-year-old man from [...]

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April 16, 20122 Comments

Picture of the day: A Chinese Sunglasses brand called Helen Keller

An eyewear manufacturer in Xiamen, Southeastern China’s Fujian province named its line of sunglasses after the American deafblind author Helen Keller. On its website www.hellenkeller.cn, the advertisement notes (in English): “She was the first deafblind person to earn a near; chelor of Arts degree [1][2] The story of how Keller’s teacher Anne Sullivan, broke through [...]

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April 19, 20118 Comments

Photos: China’s absurd and dangerous footpaths for the blind; the disabled face barriers

Yu Jianrong, a famous human rights activist and sociologist, who campaigned against abducted children exploited as beggars earlier this year, made another appeal on April 15 to microblog users: Take pictures of faulty footpaths for the blind and upload them to a public page. The purpose is to pick ten most hideous “blind lanes” and [...]

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