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Chinese dance troupe graces new UN stamp

China Daily USA

24th September 2013

Chinese dance troupe graces new UN stamp

China's ambassador to the United Nations said a new postage stamp featuring the image of a troupe of Chinese dancers with disabilities performing an exotic Chinese folk dance emphasizes the UN's "appreciation" of China's support for the disabled.

The stamp, which depicts the China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe performing the Buddha with a Thousand Hands dance, "showcases the inner strengths of persons with disabilities to overcome difficulties in pursuing their dreams", Liu Jieyi said.

The stamp was one of six unveiled by the UN Monday to "celebrate the power of human achievement despite the barriers associated with disabilities", David Failor, chief of the United Nations Postal Administration, said. Other stamps in the group feature images from the US and UK - all unified by the theme of "breaking barriers and opening doors", Failor said.

The stamps' release was timed to coincide with this week's UN General Assembly meeting on disability and development.

Liu called the stamp testimony to the UN's "appreciation of China's social development", particularly its support for the disabled. He told the audience that the UN's six-year-old Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, an international treaty intended to protect the rights and dignity of the disabled, is an "important" agreement that exemplifies the UN's "dedication" to protecting people with disabilities worldwide.

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