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Malaysian deputy prime minister visits CDPF

Source: Updated: 2019-07-15

Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, deputy prime minister of Malaysia and minister of women, family and community development, visits the China Rehabilitation Research Center for Hearing and Speech Impairment (CRRC), on July 11. [photo/]


Deputy prime minister of Malaysia and Minister of Women, Family and Community Development Wan Azizah Wan Ismail visited the China Rehabilitation Research Center for Hearing and Speech Impairment (CRRC), on July 11.

She met the vice-chairman of the China Disabled PersonsFederation (CDPF) Cheng Kai.

Cheng warmly welcomed Wan Azizah Wan Ismail He briefed the latest development of the undertaking of people with disabilities in China.

The Chinese government attaches great importance to the cause of people with disabilities. Their rehabilitation, education, employment, culture and sports develop rapidly, and their living conditions keeps improving.

Cheng said that China has promulgated a series of laws and regulations, including the Law on the Protection of Disabled Persons, to provide legislative guarantees for the rights of people with disabilities and taken practical measures to ensure the implementation of laws and regulations. It's a key task to help the people with disabilities and their families getting rid of poverty.

Cheng pointed out that integrated education was also developed to enable more disabled children to study in the ordinary schools. To offer service to people with disabilities, real-name research on the basic service conditions and needs the disabled population has been conducted, gathering information of more than 33 million people. International cooperation in the field of disability and pragmatic communication with countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative was promoted, with positive repercussions.

Wan Azizah spoke highly of the achievement China had made in the rights and interests of people with disabilities, appreciating the CDPF’s effort in disability prevention, data research on them, and the use of high tech and information technology to assist them to integrate into society.

She said that Malaysia expects to foster further cooperation with the CDPF in the field of people with disabilities and to jointly promote their rights and interests around the world.

Wan Azizah visited the CRRC and the China Disabled People’s Performing Art Troupe, and interacted with hearing-impaired children and troupe performers who are under rehabilitation training.

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