China considers traditional Chinese medicine legislation

China’s cabinet, the State Council, issued a draft on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) legislation for public review on Thursday. China will establish a comprehensive TCM medical service system covering both urban and rural areas, the draft said. Local governments above the county level should set up TCM departments in public hospitals and promote TCM service […]

Chongqing Chinese Medicinal Materials Market moved

Chongqing Chinese Medicinal Materials Market moved

After 3 months trial operation, the “Tongjunge” (桐君阁) Chongqing Chinese Medicinal Materials Market of Taiji Group, located at Caiyuanba Bund, officially opened to the public on November 18th, 2013. Chongqing Chinese Medicinal Materials Market, one of the 17 national specialized markets of Chinese medicinal materials, has a history of 20 years, with the former site […]

China unveils five-year plan to treat water, soil losses

The Ministry of Water Resources announced on Thursday a plan to treat water and soil loss problems over the next five years. The plan, which covers 279 counties across 20 provincial-level regions, aims to treat water and soil losses over 30,000 square km of land during the 2013-2017 period, according to a statement on the […]

H7N9 kills 45 in China, vaccine in manufacturing

H7N9 kills 45 in China, vaccine in manufacturing

H7N9 bird flu has killed 45 people on the Chinese mainland since the first human infection was confirmed in late March, a health official said Thursday. A total of 134 cases of H7N9 infection have been confirmed on the Chinese mainland, said Wang Yu, director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Wang […]

Big Data, Mobile Tech & Electronic Medical Records discussed at Greater China Healthcare IT conference in Hong Kong

12 August, Asia Pacific: Over 750 healthcare IT delegates from 23 countries and regions including  Greater China, Australia, Singapore and the US attended HIMSS AsiaPac13 Greater China eHealth Forum in Hong Kong first week of August to hear from the world’s leading experts on how IT is transforming the medical landscape.  Global experts from technology suppliers, medical establishments, […]

Chinese representative could sit on New Zealand government Fonterra investigation: PM

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said Monday that he wants a government inquiry into the Fonterra contamination scare to allay consumer fears in China, possibly with a Chinese representative. His announcement came as two other inquiries — one by Fonterra and one by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) — were formally announced to […]

Experts study possible spread of virus by migratory birds

A group of medical, veterinary and avian experts recently gathered in Beijing to see if there is a relation between the current outbreak of the H7N9 avian flu virus and migratory birds. Having failed to remove the birds from a list of possible carriers, the experts suggested monitoring not only east China, where the first […]

China launches anti-rare-disease alliance

Seventeen medical institutions launched China’s first national organization against rare diseases on the eve of the World Rare Disease Day, in Jinan of east China’s Shandong Province. China Rare Diseases Prevention and Treatment Alliance is committed to the establishment of rare disease treatment centers across the country, research on the cure of such conditions, publicity […]

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