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Social and Legal Aspects of Caring for People with Disabilities in the PRC in 2000 - 2010 s
This qualification paper aims to study the PRC policy toward people with disabilities in the beginning of the XXI century. It approaches the issue from two angles: the first is legislation regulating various aspects of disability, the second is practical measures applied. The following work is based on laws and regulations as well as reports by international non-government organizations, statistical data, Chinese mass media coverage, interviews with people with disabilities and their families. It aims to establish whether principles proclaimed in the laws meet international standards, and if they do, how effectively these laws are being implemented, to what extent people with disabilities can exercise their rights to education, employment, equal access and cultural life, reveal what still remains to be done.