China’s disabled people meet to evolve action plan

November 11th, 2008 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, Nov 11 (Xinhua) A three-day conference of China’s disabled persons kicked off Tuesday to discuss a five-year action plan for their betterment.According to the agenda of the China Disabled Persons Federation (CDPF), 630 delegates representing the country’s 83 million disabled, will hear and discuss a work report by the CDPF.

On behalf of the central leadership, vice premier Li Keqiang, addressing the opening ceremony, said the government has made significant progress in working with the disabled over the past 30 years.

The performance of China’s disabled athletes at the Beijing Paralympic Games this summer and the Shanghai 2007 Special Olympics World Games had demonstrated remarkable success of the government’s policy toward the disabled, he said.

He asked government officials at various levels to increase awareness of the disabled workers and evolve policies for their benefit in line with the traditional values of respectfulness and care.

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