China’s first lady unveils stamp honoring disabled

Peng Liyuan (right) the wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, and Yoo Soon-taek, the wife of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, unveil at the United Nations in New York a custom-designed stamp honoring people with disabilities, Sept 27, 2015. (Photo / Xinhua)

Peng Liyuan (right) the wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, and Yoo Soon-taek, the wife of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, unveil at the United Nations in New York a custom-designed stamp honoring people with disabilities, Sept 27, 2015. (Photo / Xinhua)

Peng Liyuan, the wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, and Yoo Soon-taek, the wife of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, on Sunday unveiled at the United Nations in New York a custom-designed stamp honoring people with disabilities as part of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals.

China’ State Council, or Cabinet, adopted a comprehensive mandate that provides guidance on improving the livelihood of people with disabilities, so that by 2020 they can enter into a moderately prosperous society with their Chinese peers, said Zhang Haidi, chairperson of the CDPF, adding that the document will play an important role in improving the life of 85 million Chinese with disabilities.

Zhang said this month that China’s State Council adopted a plan to regularly subsidize the most severely disabled people and those at the poverty level.

The chairwoman noted that CDPF established the China Research Center for Children with Autism, and that guide dogs are permitted into public facilities and vehicles.