Established in March 1988, the China Disabled Persons’ Federation is a national umbrella organization for persons with diverse disabilities. The CDPF's mission is to promote the full participation of persons with disabilities in society equally with others, ensure that persons with disabilities share in the material and cultural achievements of society, and foster humanitarianism across society as a whole.
Headquartered in Beijing, the CDPF has about 120 thousand full-time employees nationwide.
The CDPF performs three key functions: represent the common interests and safeguard the rights of persons with disabilities; provide comprehensive services to persons with disabilities; and, as commissioned by the central government, supervise the administration of disability-related affairs.
The CDPF is the Secretariat of the State Council Working Committee on Disability.
The CDPF enjoys special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council, and represents China in organizations such as the Working Group on the Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities, 2013-2022, convened by the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.
Deng Pufang is Honorary Chairperson of the CDPF, and Zhang Haidi is its Chairperson.