Discrimination Based on Disability in Chinese Legal System and Practice

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Xi Jin


China, disabilities, legal system


Persons with disabilities in China are still subject to direct or indirect, overt or covert, systemic or non-systemic discrimination in education, employment, banking, transport, mobility, and other areas of life. This paper will analyze such discrimination based on consideration of disability in the Chinese legal system and will recommend changes to improve the status of persons with disabilities.

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