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Bright Commentary: Taking the “Belt and Road” as an opportunity to promote Chinese medicine to the world

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Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council, presided over the State Council executive meeting on February 14 to deploy and promote the innovation and upgrading of the pharmaceutical industry to better serve the people and grow healthily. Determine the further promotion of Chinese medicine development measures, give full play to the advantages of traditional medicine to benefit the people, and decide to develop innovative trade in services. Pilot, promote foreign trade transformation and enhance the competitiveness of the service industry. (February 14 Chinese Government Network)


Traditional Chinese medicine is the jewel of the traditional culture of the Chinese nation for five thousand years. It is the crystallization of thousands of years of medical practice and the essence of the world's outstanding culture. After decades of development, China's traditional Chinese medicine industry has a certain scale and research and development capabilities, and has achieved certain results in Chinese herbal medicines, Chinese herbal medicines and dosage forms. In the past 2015, it was an extraordinary year for the development of Chinese medicine. New progress has been made in the legislation of Chinese medicine, and the researcher of the sputum has won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine... The development of Chinese medicine can be described as a lot of highlights.


Looking back on 2015, Chinese medicine development has made new progress in many aspects. On the legislative front, after the Chinese Medicine Law (Draft) was reviewed and approved by the State Council executive meeting, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress conducted its first review and entered the final legislative procedure. In terms of policies, the implementation of the implementation of the 3 national standards and a number of group standards, the establishment of 12 endangered medicinal materials breeding base. The standardization of national medicine is also being promoted simultaneously, and 14 Uyghur medical treatment standards are issued. A series of medical reform documents have also been intensively introduced, and the education program for outstanding doctors (Chinese medicine) has been implemented.


With the continuous improvement of people's living standards and the emergence of new health concepts, the demand for Chinese medicine in the domestic market is growing rapidly, and the competitiveness is strengthening. The development of Chinese medicine faces enormous challenges and opportunities. According to data provided by the Institute of Chinese Medicine of China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, China accounts for 25.22% of the world's population. The pharmaceutical industry accounts for only 7% of the world's total. Natural medicines account for only 3%-5% of the world's natural medicine market. 10% of the market is not commensurate with the status of China's natural medicine country. In addition, due to the serious shortage of many wild flora and fauna resources, over-exploitation has made precious Chinese herbal medicine resources exhausted, and Chinese herbal medicine resources are far from being supplied and used sustainably.


At the executive meeting on the 14th, various measures taken in response to time have opened the door for the development of Chinese medicine. First, promote the inheritance protection and excavation of traditional Chinese medicine and ethnic medicine, and rescue the rare and precious ancient books that are on the verge of loss. Secondly, promote the integration of Chinese and Western medicine, explore the use of modern technology and industrial models to accelerate the development of traditional Chinese medicine. Third, relax the standard of Chinese medicine services. Into, improve the network of Chinese medicine services covering urban and rural areas; Fourth, develop TCM health care services, promote the integration of TCM and health care, tourism culture, etc. Fifth, strengthen the research and promotion of TCM concepts, and expand the international trade and spread of TCM.


In his congratulatory letter to the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out: At present, the revitalization and development of Chinese medicine ushers in a good opportunity for time, location and people. It is hoped that the majority of Chinese medicine practitioners will enhance national self-confidence and climb the medical peak. Exploring the essence of the treasure house of traditional Chinese medicine, giving full play to the unique advantages of traditional Chinese medicine, promoting the modernization of Chinese medicine, promoting the Chinese medicine to the world, and effectively inheriting, developing and utilizing the valuable wealth left by the ancestors of traditional Chinese medicine. Write a new chapter in the great journey of building a healthy China and realizing the Chinese dream.


Chinese medicine has a glorious history of thousands of years and has made tremendous contributions to the prosperity of the Chinese nation. Promoting Chinese medicine to the world and continuously improving the influence of Chinese medicine in the world will become a major focus of the development of Chinese medicine in 2016. Focus on the service “One Belt, One Road” and carry out higher level and deeper exchanges and cooperation.