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China marks National Day for Helping the Disabled with further improvements in accessibility

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China marks National Day for Helping the Disabled with further improvements in accessibility

2024-05-20 02:45 Last Updated At:14:37

The China Disabled Persons' Federation marked China's 34th National Day for Helping the Disabled on Sunday by signing an agreement with the Palace Museum in Beijing to improve accessibility at the tourist attraction, provide braille service for the visually impaired, and design sightseeing routes and open online reservation channels accessible to the disabled.

This is just one of countless nationwide initiatives to improve accessibility to cultural, economic and social venues for the disabled.

Cinemas in east China's Zhejiang Province have set up special screening halls for moviegoers in wheelchairs.

"After I enter the shopping mall, I take the elevator to the fifth floor. I can see signs of the cinema as soon as I get out of the elevator. There are staff members guiding us. The whole route is on flat ground," said Cai Lu, a resident in Hangzhou City of Zhejiang who uses a wheelchair.

Some buses in Harbin City of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province have installed intelligent assistance systems for visually impaired passengers, enabling them to listen to voice prompts by shaking their cell phones to let them know where they are on the route.

In Qingdao City in east China's Shandong Province, high-tech devices designed to improve accessibility for disabled people are being promoted at an exhibition, while in Chengdu City in southwest China's Sichuan Province, a special foundation for the development of high-tech products to assist disabled people has been set up.

The center for assistance devices for the disabled in Liuzhou City in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region has launched a cooperation project with the Guangxi University of Science and Technology to develop new devices and promote the use of technology to improve the lives of disabled people.

China's National Day for Helping the Disabled falls on the third Sunday of May every year.

China marks National Day for Helping the Disabled with further improvements in accessibility

China marks National Day for Helping the Disabled with further improvements in accessibility

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China to keep promoting UNSC resolution on weapons non-proliferation: spokeswoman

2024-06-26 01:35 Last Updated At:02:17

China will continue to carry forward the implementation of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 1540 that prevents the proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, said Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning on Tuesday.

Mao made the remarks at a press conference in Beijing when asked about the 4th Training Course of the 1540 Points of Contact in the Asia and Pacific Region which commenced in Beijing on Tuesday.

"This training course was jointly held by Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, United Nations Security Council 1540 Committee and United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs. Representatives from 27 Asia-Pacific countries and 14 international organizations and institutions participated in the course. Resolution 1540 requires Member States to enhance export controls and other measures, fulfill the international obligations of non-proliferation and prevent non-state actors from acquiring weapons of mass destruction; meanwhile it regulates that non-proliferation actions shall not damage Member States' legitimate right of peaceful use of science and technology," said Mao.

"This year marks the 20th anniversary of the adoption of Resolution 1540. The training course takes stock of the past and envisions the future. China will continue to advance the Global Security Initiative, enhance cooperation with United Nations and other parties to carry forward the implementation of Resolution 1540 and support Asia-Pacific countries in capacity building to establish a fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory international order of non-proliferation export control," she said.

China to keep promoting UNSC resolution on weapons non-proliferation: spokeswoman

China to keep promoting UNSC resolution on weapons non-proliferation: spokeswoman

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