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China founds disability prevention center

Xinhua | Updated: 2013-05-17 15:43

BEIJING - The China Disabled Persons' Federation on Friday established a center for disability prevention, control and research.

The center will focus on preventing disabilities, distributing recovery information, building a database for the disabled and conducting policy research, as well as preventing disability-related complications and reducing degrees of disability, the center's director Li Jianjun said.

China has more than 85 million disabled people. The number is expected to exceed 160 million by 2050, according to the center.

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