More Chi­nese seek med­i­cal treat­ment abroad

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treat­ment over­seas.

In 2014, Saint Lu­cia re­ceived more than 10 mil­lion yuan in­vest­ment from Se­quoia Cap­i­tal, an Amer­i­can ven­ture cap­i­tal firm lo­cated in Menlo Park, Cal­i­for­nia.

Now more and more Chi­nese peo­ple re­al­ize there is an al­ter­na­tive so­lu­tion to get cured, and the in­dus­try is rec­og­nized as high po­ten­tial.

“Although this is a niche mar­ket, I be­lieve it will grow rapidly in the com­ing years,” said Guo.

Cai Jiang­nan, direc­tor of cen­ter for health­care man­age­ment and pol­icy with China Europe In­ter­na­tional Busi­ness School (CEIBS), said well-mon­eyed pro­fes­sion­als or en­trepreneurs go for over­seas health­care ser­vices for three rea­sons — bet­ter med­i­cal en­vi­ron­ment and ser­vice, state-of-art tech­nol­ogy and the lat­est medicine that is not yet avail­able in China. Yu Ran in Shang­hai con­trib­uted to the story.

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