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China to accelerate establishment of social security and service system for disabled

(Xinhua)

08:25, December 06, 2011

BEIJING, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- Vice Premier Hui Liangyu on Monday said China will accelerate the establishment of a social security and service system for people with disabilities.

Hui made the remarks during a meeting with Shybe Chalklen, UN special rapporteur on Disability of Commission for Social Development.

"The Chinese government attaches great importance to protecting the rights and interests of the disabled," Hui said, adding that the Chinese government has taken a series of measures in the past to improve the living standards of people with disabilities.

Hui said China will make great efforts to create a better environment for the disabled to participate in social activities equally.

Chalklen spoke highly of China's achievements and progress concerning people with disabilities, saying he hopes to strengthen cooperation between the UN and China in programs for the disabled.

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