NANCHANG (China), June 7 (Bernama)-- Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang has
called for the integration of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and western
medicine to cope with emerging new health challenges.
TCM, as a treasure of Chinese civilisation, had contributed to the
prosperity of the Chinese nation and brought impacts to world civilisation, Li
said in a speech read out by Deputy Health Minister Wang Guoqiang at the opening
of the World Cultural Forum-High-level Conference on the Development of
Traditional Chinese Medicine Culture here Thursday.
He called for the continuation of the practice that combines the advantages
of traditional medicine with contemporary medicine so as to promote medical and
health system reform, enhance the people’s health and promote natural,
harmonious and healthy human development.
Meanwhile,the Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO)
Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun said in a congratulatory message to the conference
that WHO attached great importance to the functions and impacts of traditional
She said WHO would play proactive role in promoting TCM,which is the
treasure of Chinese culture.
More than 300 guests including TCM masters,and scholars from overseas are
attending the two-day forum,to explore the roles of TCM in human civilisation
development,the integration of eastern and western medicine,and innovative
Development of TCM.
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