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By  Liu Zhihua  (China Daily)

10:48, May 09, 2012

"In a village, birth defects are viewed as a disgrace for the whole family," Xiu says. "And discrimination will harm the child psychologically."

He adds that such individuals are usually shy and tend to be asocial.

Chen Li, 25, from Shaoxing city, Zhejiang province, was born with a lesion on her upper lip that became infected and ended up looking like two pieces of cloth stuck together.

Kids called her "harelip", and as she grew older, she started to prefer her own company.

After graduating as an English major, she decided to become a factory clerk rather than go into international trading, like her classmates, because she wanted a job where she didn't have to meet too many people.

She says it was difficult to get the job because of her appearance. She earns just 1,800 yuan a month - far less than her fellow graduates.

Her family has no savings, and the cost of surgery is estimated at 50,000 yuan.

"My life is colorless and I don't have a boyfriend," she says. Her father often tells her that others are worse off, though this does not console her, she says.

Thanks to Rainbow China, she is now awaiting surgery, but says she is not optimistic about the future.


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