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05-16-2010 14:58 BJT Special Report: Shanghai World Expo 2010 |

Sun Yingjie visits the Life and Sunshine Pavilion in the World Expo Park in Shanghai, China, May 9, 2010. Sun Yingjie, 11, a fifth grade pupil of Qingyuan Primary School in Pudong Area of Shanghai, made a deal with his father to visit Shanghai Expo long ago. "The World Expo Park is so large," Sun Yingjie said, "that we have just visited several pavilions within nearly a day. It is my first time to visit the Life and Sunshine Pavilion." China has a disabled population of more than 83 million, accounting for 6.34 percent of the population. The Life and Sunshine Pavilion, with the theme: "Better Urban Life for Disadvantaged People," is the first pavilion especially designed for disabled people in the 159 years of Expo history. The pavilion, which covers 1,200 square meters, focuses on how technology could make cities a better place for disadvantaged people, such as accessible life wheelchairs and special designed computers. It is jointly sponsored by the China Disabled Persons Federation (CDPF) and Shanghai Disabled Persons Federation. The site is divided into four parts, introducing the future life of the disadvantaged persons in the cities and their aspirations for a better life. (Xinhua/Li Mingfang)
Sun Yingjie visits the Life and Sunshine Pavilion in the World Expo Park in Shanghai,
China, May 9, 2010. Sun Yingjie, 11, a fifth grade pupil of Qingyuan Primary School
in Pudong Area of Shanghai, made a deal with his father to visit Shanghai Expo long
ago. "The World Expo Park is so large," Sun Yingjie said, "that we have just visited
several pavilions within nearly a day. It is my first time to visit the Life and 
Sunshine Pavilion." China has a disabled population of more than 83 million, accounting
for 6.34 percent of the population. The Life and Sunshine Pavilion, with the theme:
"Better Urban Life for Disadvantaged People," is the first pavilion especially designed
for disabled people in the 159 years of Expo history. The pavilion, which covers 1,200
square meters, focuses on how technology could make cities a better place for 
disadvantaged people, such as accessible life wheelchairs and special designed computers.
It is jointly sponsored by the China Disabled Persons Federation (CDPF) and Shanghai
Disabled Persons Federation. The site is divided into four parts, introducing the future
life of the disadvantaged persons in the cities and their aspirations for a better life.
(Xinhua/Li Mingfang)

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