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"My Dream" Dazzled Audience at the Palais des Nations
2017/09/04

On 31 August, the China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe staged a show, "My Dream", at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. H.E. Ma Zhaoxu, Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations Office at Geneva, and H.E. Michael Møller, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva, watched the performance together an audience of 1,000, including permanent representatives, diplomats, heads of international organizations, and people from all walks of life.

                                                       

In his remarks, Mr. Ma Zhaoxu noted that the art troupe, a world-famous one, had toured 100 countries and regions since it was created 30 years before. Wherever they went, they had always won hearts and tears. Their show at the Palais des Nations would be one about the value of life, the strength of willpower, human dignity, and the Chinese Dream for a better and more harmonious life. Talking about the 85 million Chinese living with disabilities, Mr. Ma stressed the Chinese government's commitment to the cause of people with disabilities, the protection and promotion of their rights, and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. He said that thanks to China's sustained efforts, Chinese people with disabilities had seen continued improvements in their life and social status. China would work with all countries to jointly promote the cause of people with disabilities and truly realize the goal of "human rights for all".

                                                        

Mr. Møller thanked the Permanent Mission of China for bringing this special event to the Palais des Nations. He hailed the group for promoting self-respect, self-confidence, and self-reliance and for speaking up for the dream of people with disabilities around the world. He pointed to the group's outstanding work as a symbol of China's tremendous efforts in integrating people with disabilities, encouraging their participation in society, and promoting their rights.

                                                        

The show included songs, dances, the playing of musical instruments, and Peking Opera, a demonstration of the excellent skills and confidence of the artists. The audience was deeply touched and gave the performers a standing ovation at the end of the show.

                                                      

                                                      

                                                      

                                                      

                                                     

                                                     

This is the first time the China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe came to the Palais des Nations since its foundation in 1987. Their outstanding performance is a testament to China's achievements in safeguarding the rights of people with disabilities and promoting their cause.

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