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Krankin’ thru China

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Krankin’ thru China was established in 2013 by two Americans and their Chinese friend in an effort to enhance physical and mental wellness among people with disabilities in China. Initially focusing on handcycling as an avenue for physical wellness and social interaction, Krankin’ thru China is currently planning to expand into other activities including swimming, yoga, dance, scuba diving and destination travel with a fitness center of our own based in Beijing,...

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Tour China with a Wheelchair: Travel Barriers & Possibilities

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An image of a wheelchair engraved on a stone dated as early as 5000 years ago was found in China yet the treatment of the disabled in China is unsatisfactory to say the least.  Being Chinese and disabled is hard and in many cases life-ending. Government and public employees that are injured in an accident are supported by the state and accident victims may be compensated at best by the owners of the offender according to his or her abilities. If lucky some receive support from family members but when there is none, the severely disabled will either struggle by themselves or end...

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A Vacation in China: Tips on Accessibility

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I would like to share some of my wheelchair experiences while on vacation in China with my wife.  First, let me tell you that I am not a writer by any means.  I just wanted to capture some of the issues we had to work out while traveling abroad.  I will preface this by saying the trip was fantastic and very exciting.  I am glad I went and can’t wait to try another country or countries. My wife planned the entire China vacation.  She had learned about the particular tour company called China Odyssey Tours.com from a co-worker that...

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