2nd February 2024
Efforts to improve lives of those with disabilities lauded
China has been praised for its efforts to promote sports among persons with disabilities, and for its progress in enhancing the well-being of the disabled, helping them better integrate into society and assisting them in realizing self-value.
More than 100 participants from over 20 countries and international organizations attended a New Year reception held by the China Disabled Persons' Federation on Tuesday, where they heard inspiring stories and took part in some unique games and experiences.
"I'm impressed by the level of investment China has put into the disabled cause and the level of value China has given to disabled people," said Justine Coulson, United Nations Population Fund Representative to China, who added it is important to build a society enabling those with all types of disabilities, so that they can move through the community without obstacles and enjoy working and playing sports like everybody else.