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Hitting the right keys

By Du Lianyi and Zhang Lei | China Daily | Updated: 2018-01-13 04:19

In a classroom on the fifth floor of China Braille Library in Beijing, accordionist Ren Shirong (in green coat) and his blind students play the ensemble Shepherd Girl.[Photo provided to China Daily]

At 82, accordion player Ren Shirong teaches the blind to play

It is 9 am on Wednesday on a cold and chilly winter morning in December in Beijing. Ren Shirong, 82, arrives at the China Braille Library near the Second Ring Road from his home near the city's Fourth Ring Road.

Using crutches, he hobbles slowly into a classroom.

Then, with the help of volunteers, he takes off his jacket, revealing a military uniform.

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