China Disabled Persons 'Federation

CDPF highlights disability e-commerce training

Source: Updated: 2016-09-26
by Zhang Li in Nanning

E-commerce training for persons with disabilities under the China-ASEAN and APEC Framework began this Friday in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

Fifty disabled people from 10 Asian countries, of which seven are members of APEC, the other three being ASEAN countries, took part in a training course hosted by the China Disabled Persons Federation (CDPF).

“With 85 million disabled people, China has played a leading role as the CDPF is widely involved in international affairs dealing with persons with disabilities and strives to bring disability-related affairs into the APEC framework as well as the China- ASEAN Exposition”, said You Liang, deputy director of the the CDPF’s Department of International Liaison at the opening ceremony.

The CDPF put forward the proposal to offer e-commerce training for the disabled when the APEC disability issues group was established under the promotion of the Chinese government in 2015.

“With the rapid development of e-commerce trade, it’s much easier for people with disabilities to make a living by running a shop online; that’s why we believe this kind of training is a practical way to improve their livelihood,” points out Bian Jiang, Director-General of the Guangxi Disabled Persons Federation.

Misan Bin Kasiman, secretary general of the Malaysia Disabled Persons Federation said, “It’s impossible for the disabled to go outside freely because of the poor support facilities in most ASEAN countries, so I hope the members who take the course can really master the skills and pass their experience to other disabled people so that more can benefit from it.” 

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