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Only five blind people sat China’s university entrance exam this year

Only five blind people sat China’s university entrance exam this year


The Economist


15th August 2020


Only five blind people sat China’s university entrance exam this year


SEVERAL STARTLING things awaited 20 blind Chinese youngsters attending a residential course that began in Shanghai this week, designed to prepare them for university. Adult instructors, many of them also blind, broached topics that protective parents rarely raise, from the rules of raucous student party-games to the perils of falling in love. Learning to navigate a campus alone is not just about finding libraries or canteens, noted Yang Qingfeng of Golden Cane, the charity organising the course. It is pretty vital if teenagers ever hope to go on unchaperoned dates.


https://www.economist.com/china/2020/08/15/only-five-blind-people-sat-chinas-university-entrance-exam-this-year

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