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Vice-premier meets sports delegation for Rio Paralympic Games

Updated: Aug 30,2016 7:24 AM     Xinhua

BEIJING — Vice-Premier Liu Yandong and State Councilor Wang Yong met the country’s sports delegation for the upcoming Paralympic Games in Beijing on Aug 29.

Liu extended greetings and best wishes to the delegation and encouraged the athletes to go all out at the 15th Paralympic Games which will take place in Rio de Janeiro from Sept 7 to 18.

“The Chinese leadership has always attached great importance to the welfare of disabled people and the cause of Paralympic sports. We hope you can spread the Olympic spirit, the spirit of Chinese sports as well as the spirit of Paralympics in Rio,” said Liu.

Wang called on Chinese Paralympic athletes to try their best and compete for national glory as well as individual honor.

China will send a total of 308 athletes to the 15th Paralympic Games, which feature 528 events of 22 sports.