Updated: 2013-08-28 07:54

(China Daily)

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"It is not an exaggeration to say that blind people are 'seeking death' if they dare to take blind pathways. Unless blind people are very familiar with the situation nearby, they would never dare to take the paths."

Li Weihong, deputy chairman of the China Blind Persons' Association, told the Beijing Morning Post. Even though the capital has about 1,600 kilometers of blind pathways, hardly any blind people use them due to their awkward design and obstructions.

(China Daily USA 08/28/2013 page3)