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CDPF Chairwoman meets with Speaker of Parliament of Finland

Source: Updated: 2017-11-20
Zhang Haidi, chairwoman of China Disabled Persons Federation (CDPF) and vice president of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games Committee, met with Speaker of Parliament Maria Lohela of Finland on November 7.
Zhang Haidi meets with Speaker of Parliament Maria Lohela of Finland.[photo/]

Zhang introduced the development of CDPF and recent years of the disability work in China.

Chinese government achieved outstanding progress by sparing no efforts in developing the rehabilitation, education, employment, culture, sports for people with disabilities. Laws and regulations on the protection of people with disabilities have been improved. Many families with disabilities were lifted out of poverty; more disabled children went to common schools for integrated education; more jobs were provided to people with disabilities to help earn a decent living.

Finnish delegation visits China Disabled Persons' Federation in China.[photo/]

CDPF has built up a database of people with disabilities, collecting data from more than 33 million people with disabilities, and implementing targeted poverty alleviation on the basis of big data. China is going to build a rehabilitation university to cultivate more professionals in rehabilitation services for people with disabilities and seniors. CDPF also promoted the founding of a global organization for the disabled, in order to make sure every person with disability can enjoy equal, integrated and a happy life.

Chinese delegation for summer Paralympics ranked first four times. China won the right to host the 2022 winter Olympics and Paralympics in 2015, and in the past two years CDPF has been promoting the development of winter sports for people with disabilities. China will host a mesmerizing Paralympics for the world in 2022.

Finnish delegation takes a photo with CDPF officials.[photo/]

Zhang said that China and Finland has been working together in the area of disability, and the two countries will further conduct cooperation in rehabilitation, education, and sports for people with disabilities in the future.

Maria Lohela introduced the achievements in disability work in Finland, urging for the improvement in laws and regulations, education for children with disabilities, and the social status of disabled women. She said that China and Finland should work closely to promote the development of sports for the disabled.

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