Yu Zhengsheng (4th L), chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), presides over a biweekly consultation meeting on how to establish a barrier-free society, in Beijing, capital of China, June 8, 2017. (Xinhua/Rao Aimin)
BEIJING, June 8 (Xinhua) -- Chinese political advisors met on Thursday to discuss how to establish a barrier-free society in China.
Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the top advisory body, chaired the meeting.
Members of the CPPCC National Committee said accessibility is an important symbol for the progress of socialism.
They said while progress has been made in recent years such as the installation of more accessible facilities, there are still many problems including poor maintenance.
Some advisors proposed more investment and publicity to improve social awareness on the issue.
They also advised enhanced supervision on major public facilities such as schools, roads and public service centers. Newly built facilities should meet national accessibility requirements.
Some advisors suggested more focus on key groups of people including the elderly and impoverished families. Accessible neighborhoods should be built to improve their living standards.
The advisors also voiced suggestions on learning from foreign experience and introduce scientific support for building an accessible society.