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CPPCC meeting sees English reports, sign language for first time

Source:Globaltimes.cn Published: 2013-1-26 15:19:25

English-language reports were provided to foreign consulars for the first time at the opening of the 12th CPPCC (Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference) Shanghai Committee on January 26  at the Shanghai Expo Center.

In addition to the English version, sign language interpreting was also included in a live broadcast of the conference for the first time.

According to Zhang Lijun, the sign language interpreter at the event, the local Disabled Persons' Federation specifically studied recently emerged vocabulary in order to help even more people understand the government's work.

 

The First Session of the 12th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) opened Saturday morning at the Shanghai Expo Center. Photo: Cai Xianmin/GT
The First Session of the 12th Shanghai Committee CPPCC opened on the morning of January 26 at the Shanghai Expo Center. Photo: Cai Xianmin/GT  
 
Attendants serve water to the CPPCC members during the First Session of the 12th CPPCC in Shanghai on Saturday. Photo: Cai Xianmin /GT
Attendants serve water to the CPPCC members during the First Session of the 12th Shanghai Committee CPPCC on January 26. Photo: Cai Xianmin /GT
 
Foreign consulars in Shanghai review the English version of report provided at the conference on Saturday. Photo: Cai Xianmin/GT 
Foreign consulars in Shanghai review the English version of report provided at the conference on January 26. Photo: Cai Xianmin/GT
 
Zhang Lijun, a sign language expert, interprets during the live broadcast of the First Session of the 12th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) Saturday morning in Shanghai. Photo: Cai Xianmin /GT
Zhang Lijun, a sign language expert, interprets during the live broadcast of the First Session of the 12th Shanghai Committee CPPCC on January 26. Photo: Cai Xianmin /GT
 
A consular reviews the English version of report provided at the conference on Saturday. Photo: Cai Xianmin /GT 
A consular reviews the English version of report provided at the conference on January 26. Photo: Cai Xianmin /GT 
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