20th June 2023
Skills competition provides outlet, showcase for disabled
China will hold its seventh national skills competition for the disabled from June 27 to 29 in Jinan, capital of the eastern province of Shandong.
The event is organized every four years, and this year's edition has attracted 950 competitors from 32 delegations, up 58 from the previous iteration.
Among the 950 competitors, the oldest is 59 years old and youngest 16. About 51 percent of competitors are physically disabled; 30 percent have hearing or language disabilities and 3 percent have visual impairment.
According to the China Disabled Persons' Federation, one of the organizers of the event along with the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, competitors should be of working age — males 16 to 59 years of age and females from 16 to 54 — hold a registered disability certificate and be in stable health condition.