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First lady attends opening of camp for AIDS orphans

Source:chinadaily

Updated: 2014-08-11

China's first lady, Peng Liyuan, was in Beidaihe, Hebei province, on Friday, to attend the opening ceremony of a summer camp for AIDS orphans, the website of the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) said.

First lady attends opening of camp for AIDS orphans
 
Peng Liyuan, China's first lady and a World Health Organization ambassador in the fight against HIV/AIDS, helps raise a white sail at the opening ceremony of a summer camp for AIDS orphans in Beidaihe, Hebei province, on Friday. Provided to China Daily

The camp, organized by the Chinese Association of STD and AIDS Prevention and Control and the Chinese Health Education Center, will last five days. More than 50 AIDS orphans from six provinces and regions participated in the camp. During their stay, in addition to sightseeing trips, the children will receive psychological training to help them cope with the challenges they will face in life.

First lady attends opening of camp for AIDS orphans
 
Cui Li,(Right) vice-minister of the NHFPC,shakes hands with an AIDS orphan (Left)

At the ceremony, Peng, in her role as a World Health Organization ambassador in the fight against HIV/AIDS, raised a white sail with the children, to symbolize that the children should be courageous to overcome the difficulties in their lives. The spouses of top Chinese leaders usually shy away from public appearances.

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