China Singer Denied Bank Account Because He’s Blind

March 29, 2018

(BBC) – A Chinese folk singer has received an apology from a bank after he was denied an account because of his disability. Zhou Yunpeng is blind, and was told he was not allowed a bank account when he visited his local Bank of China branch in southern Shenzhen. The bank said it was because he was deemed to be “a person without capacity for civil conduct”.  The incident has sparked discussion on Chinese media about whether enough is being done to help the disabled. Some 85 million people in China have a disability, 17 million of whom are visually impaired.

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