The China Federation of People with Disabilities convened its eighth national congress in Beijing on Monday. President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, attended the event with other Party and state leaders including Li Qiang, Zhao Leji, Wang Huning and Cai Qi. Ding Xuexiang delivered a speech at the opening ceremony on behalf of the CPC Central Committee and the State Council.
Held at the Great Hall of the People, the congress was attended by more than 600 delegates representing around 85 million people with disabilities in China. When Xi and other leaders entered the venue, the audience applauded warmly. In his speech, Ding said that the country’s programs for people with disabilities have developed vigorously under the firm leadership of the CPC Central Committee, with Comrade Xi Jinping at the core.
Ding emphasized that China has achieved the goal of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects on time and that no person with a disability is left behind. He called for joint efforts to create a better and happier life for people with disabilities in the pursuit of Chinese modernization.
Zhang Haidi, president of the China Federation of People with Disabilities, presented a work report at the event.