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Hangzhou Asian Para Games take sports development for disabled to new heights

Global Times


27th October 2023


Hangzhou Asian Para Games take sports development for disabled to new heights

By Wu Jie


With widely used technological innovations such as a bionic arm and a robot guide dog, the Hangzhou Asian Para Games in East China’s Zhejiang Province have boosted accessibility and inclusiveness for people with disabilities, allowing them to take part in sports.


The authorities said at a press conference on Thursday in Hangzhou that the Asian Para Games offer a great opportunity to promote the development of new options for people with disabilities, safeguarding their equal rights and creating a better future for them.


Yong Zhijun, deputy secretary-general of the Chinese delegation of the Hangzhou Asian Para Games, told the Global Times that China has made remarkable achievements in the development of sports for the disabled and the Hangzhou Games inject fresh impetus.


“The legal and policy protection of sports for people with disabilities has been strengthened, and remarkable achievements have been made in rehabilitation, fitness and competitive sports for people with disabilities,” said Yong.


“First, what we have achieved is helpful to promote equality for disabled people in sharing sports;


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