BEIJING, July 25, Xinhua News Agency (Xinhua) - The Information Office of the State Council issued a white paper entitled Equality, Participation and Sharing: 70 YearsProtection of the Rights and Interests of Disabled Persons in New China on July 25.
According to the white paper, the disabled are equal members of the human family. Respecting and guaranteeing the human rights and dignity of persons with disabilities, enabling them to fully participate in social life with equal status and equal opportunities, and sharing the fruits of material and spiritual civilization are the bounden duty of the state and the inevitable requirement of the socialist system with Chinese characteristics.
According to the white paper, there are 85 million disabled people in China. Since the founding of New China 70 years ago, in the process of building socialism with Chinese characteristics, the Communist Party of China and the Chinese Government, in the spirit of being responsible to the people, insist on taking the people as the center, caring for the special difficult groups, respecting the wishes of the disabled, safeguarding the rights of the disabled, paying attention to the social participation of the disabled, and promoting the genuineness of the disabled. It is becoming the subject of rights and the participant, contributor and enjoyer of economic and social development.
The White Paper emphasizes that under the guidance of Xi Jinpings socialist ideology with Chinese characteristics in the new era, China regards the development of the cause of the disabled as an important goal of building a well-off society in an all-round way, adheres to the combination of government-led and social participation and market promotion, adheres to the combination of improving the well-being of the disabled and promoting their self-reliance, and combines disability with self-reliance. Human undertakings have been integrated into the overall national economic and social development plan and the national human rights action plan. The institutional mechanism for the protection of the rights and interests of the disabled has been constantly improved. The social security system and service system for the disabled have been continuously improved. The sense of happiness, security for the disabled has been continuously enhanced. The cause of the disabled has made remarkable historical achievements.
According to the white paper, China will continue to improve the protection mechanism for the rights and interests of the disabled, strive to eliminate discrimination on the basis of disability, earnestly respect and protect the human rights of the disabled, enhance their well-being, enhance their self-development ability, promote their equal participation in the development process and share equally their development achievements.