Local doctor attends UN event featuring Chinese disabled artist troupe

The Chinese delegation to the United Nations held a special event at Lincoln Center on Nov. 6, “My Dream,” which featured a troupe of disabled artists from China.  China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism also supported the troupe and event.

Dr. Grace Shu, Senior Advisor to the U.S. Public Health Service and China CDC, HIV/STD Control Center, and Dr. Jason Shu, of the National Health Service Advisor, were invited to attend and meet with the troupe.

“We’re here to express our support and admiration for the disabled, both in the U.S. and China,” Dr. Grace Shu said.  “These Chinese artists tonight conveyed dignity and respect through their culture and art.”

Ambassador Ma Zhaoxu, the Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations, said during his formal speech that “Chinese disabled artists pursue their life dreams.  Since 2000, they have performed in more than 100 countries, showing the beauty of their art and passing on their humanity.  This is very useful for members of the Security Council to promote world peace and development.”

María Fernanda Espinosa, current President of the U.N. General Assembly, expressed her appreciation for the event, while several envoys to the U.N. and senior U.N. officials also attended the performance.