Discrimination for Chinese Students with Disabilities
People that have disabilities in China are discriminated against, not only do they have a hard time finding and retaining a job, but as children they are often ignored and even refused entry into educational institutions. A recent 75 page report by the Human Rights Watch illustrates the bleak situation for disabled students living in China.
Out of the 1.3 billion people living in China, 83 million have disabilities. Though the government figures shows a near universal enrollment in elementary schools, there is much to be said about the statistics for children with disabilities. About 28 percent are not receiving their promised education; a huge 40 percent of those with disabilities are illiterate.