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677 million engaged in agricultural production in

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rural areas (including 13.677 million engaged in agricultural production). In 2011, 97,000 persons with disabilities were employed through the national concentrated employment arrangements; 75,000 through proportional employment arrangements; 21,000 on welfare service posts; and 125,000 persons with disabilities were self- employed or through other flexible forms of employment. According to the 2010 National Monitoring Report on the Status of Persons with Disabilities and Their Progress toward a Decent Life, the national registered unemployment rate for persons with disabilities in urban areas was 8.6% at the end of 2010. Issue 25 Adequate standard of living and social protection (art. 28) 25. Please inform the Committee as to whether the Government of China plans to act on the State Council’s request that efforts be made to ensure that policies on development-oriented poverty reduction and policies on supporting and benefiting the rural areas reach poor families having persons with disabilities. Are poverty reduction policies tailored to the needs of persons with disabilities? Please provide information on programmes specifically targeted at the reduction of the poverty of women with disabilities (ibid., para. 123). The Chinese government attaches great importance to safeguarding and protecting the fundamental rights and interests of persons with disabilities and has made the poverty alleviation for persons with disabilities as an important part of its national poverty reduction strategy. It has achieved remarkable results in development-based poverty alleviation of persons with disabilities in rural areas with substantially reduced poor population with disabilities and steadily increased income levels of families having persons with disabilities. In the decade from 2001 to 2010, a total of 13.177 million people with disabilities were lifted out of poverty through various ways; financial departments at all levels have invested a large sum of money in the renovation of dilapidated houses of the poor rural people with disabilities, which directly benefited 741,000 people with disabilities; 4,575 poverty alleviation bases were established for the rural disabled people, which benefited 1.33 million 29
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impoverished disabled people through directly providing them with shelter or through helping them to develop production and increase income; and offered 8.688 million disabled people training on rural practical technologies and skills. A . We have studied and formulated policies to help persons with disabilities in rural areas. The National Poverty Alleviation and Development Program (2001-2010) made the poverty alleviation and development of rural people with disabilities as a key task and this group of disabled persons as the priority group for support and assistance. The National Poverty Alleviation and Development Program (2011-2020) calls for incorporation of poverty alleviation and development for persons with disabilities into its overall poverty alleviation plan, integrated organization of poverty alleviation efforts, synchronized implementation of the poverty alleviation plan,
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