200,000 for­eign­ers come for TCM

Global Times - - Biz Update -

About 200,000 for­eign pa­tients come to China ev­ery year seek­ing tra­di­tional Chi­nese medicine (TCM) treat­ment, a se­nior health of­fi­cial said Thurs­day.

Ma Jianzhong, deputy head of the State Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Tra­di­tional Chi­nese Medicine, told a med­i­cal ex­po­si­tion in North China’s In­ner Mon­go­lia Au­ton­o­mous Re­gion that TCM had gained in­creased recog­ni­tion around the world.

As well as treat­ing visi­tors from over­seas, Ma said that China trains about 13,000 for­eign stu­dents in TCM ev­ery year. He said the coun­try had also opened 16 over­seas TCM cen­ters in coun­tries par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Belt and Road ini­tia­tive.

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