Councilor Calls for Global Help For Disable People
Shen Yiqin said more effective measures would be taken to develop programmes.
Chinese State Councilor Shen Yiqin on Sunday called on the international community to join hands and take concerted actions regarding disability. Ms Shen made the remarks during the opening ceremony of the Rehabilitation International
Celebration, which took place in Beijing.
At the ceremony, Ms
Shen read a congratulatory letter from Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Noting that China will follow a people-centered development philosophy, Ms Shen said more effective measures would be taken to develop programmes for people with disabilities, improve their livelihood, and promote their allround development and common prosperity.
Disability is a global issue that requires joint response and action of the international community, Ms Shen said.
She called on the international community to adhere to the Convention
on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and eradicate all discrimination and bias towards persons with disabilities.
She said efforts should be made to realise the goals regarding persons with disabilities set in the United Nations (UN) 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Ms Shen called for strengthening
international exchanges and cooperation regarding the cause of persons with disabilities and fostering a sense of a community with a shared future for humanity. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres also sent a congratulatory letter to the event.er.
The two sides also exchanged views on other international and
regional issues of common concern.
Ms Shen, last week, urged her country to nurture highly-skilled talents in manufacturing to support the building of a modern socialist China in all respects.
She said the country should improve the evaluation system for skilled talents and made it contribution-oriented to better incentivise innovation.
“Efforts should be concentrated on developing highly-skilled talents in key areas, including manufacturing, rural revitalisation and modern services,” she said.
She emphasised creating an environment of esteem for hard work and skills.