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    Werelden verbinden | 国际接轨

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    Uitwisseling | 交流

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    Samenwerking | 合作

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    Ontwikkelingen | 发展

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    Kennis | 知识

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    Samenwerking | 合作

For decades, jobs for the disabled in China have mostly been limited to masseuses, matchbox makers and hairdressers. And today, the few skills-training programs the government offers remain in those areas. Unemployment remains a daunting problem for China’s disabled. And it is frustrating for activists who point to the nation’s booming economy — now the world’s second-largest, after years of unparalleled growth. In many ways, the right to work is a foreign idea for most people, said Li Zhen, a social worker in Inner Mongolia. “People think, even a college graduate can’t find a job, why should a disabled person be offered one?” Li said. The exact percentage of employed disabled people is hard to pin down, with estimates varying widely, depending on definitions of disabilities and employment. But according to China’s government agency on disabilities, in 2010, out of 85 million disabled people in the nation, only 4 million in the cities and 17 million in the countryside were employed.

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