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For China’s disabled, jobs are hard to find

Despite investing an unprecedented amount in infrastructure for the disabled when it hosted the Olympics and Paralympic games in 2008, China has backtracked when it comes to improving the livelihoods of its citizens with disabilities. Unemployment for people with disabilities in China remains a massive problem. Though exact figures are unknown, China’s government agency on disabilities estimated that in 2010, only 4 million people in urban areas and 17 million in rural areas were employed.  That’s out of a country with an estimated 85 million people with disabilities. Read more.