FOR hundreds of years chefs in China's capital have been perfecting their recipes for Peking Duck. But now the municipal Government has cooked up something a little more politically aware - Beijing Duck - in the form of Qiang Qiang, the plump little mascot pictured here who is for the 6th Far East and South Pacific Games for the Disabled (FESPIC), being held in Beijing in September. Qiang Qiang - whose name can be loosely translated as ''fighting spirit'' - might waddle a little ungracefully on land, but in his element he's a winner. ''It's a particularly good symbol for China,'' said Alexander Wan of Maximarketing, which is organising the event's publicity in Hong Kong. ''Ducks are sometimes thought of as deserving little attention - but they are an important part of our culture, and our economy. ''The disabled people also are sometimes not given the attention they deserve - but they too are important.'' FESPIC was to have been the last great sporting event in China before the Beijing 2000 Olympics - but with the games going to Sydney, Beijing is giving the disabled games a huge push - with hundreds of flags flying throughout the city, and 300,000 posters on display in public buildings throughout China. All the old names from the Beijing Olympic bid committee are back on the FESPIC organising committee, including Mayor of Beijing, Li Qiyan, and former Mayor of Beijing (in 1989) Chen Xitong. With Deng Xiaoping's son Deng Pufang the driving force behind the Games, this will be by far the largest FESPIC ever, with what promises to be a spectacular opening ceremony. Around 2,500 athletes from 42 countries around the region - from Pakistan to the International Dateline - will be converging on Beijing's sports grounds, to participate in a whole range of sports, from table tennis (a Hong Kong speciality) to running (for the blind and cerebral palsy athletes) to judo.