Caixin
Sep 29, 2022 09:52 PM
CHINA

Photo Essay: Pioneering Chinese Lawyer Teaches Law to the Deaf

Sign language interpreter Hao Shuxin signed eight legal words and phrases. From left to right: criminal, civil, picking quarrels and provoking trouble, self-defense, indecency, divorce, mortgage, and I don’t admit it. Photo: Zhang Ruixue/Caixin
Sign language interpreter Hao Shuxin signed eight legal words and phrases. From left to right: criminal, civil, picking quarrels and provoking trouble, self-defense, indecency, divorce, mortgage, and I don’t admit it. Photo: Zhang Ruixue/Caixin

Urgent squeaks came from Li Yue’s throat. His eyes and the corners of his mouth squeezed together, but no words could come out. He signed, “(I met her in) a WeChat group for the hearing-impaired community. She messaged me first. I really thought she loved me…”

This short-lived “relationship” made the 52-year-old man lose his only property and half of his life savings. The woman, Bai Guizhi, who is also hearing-impaired, disappeared after stealing nearly 500,000 yuan ($69,900) from Li.

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