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Top Ten News of Chinese Medicine in 2015 Announced

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On January 14, 2016, the Press Office of the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the China Traditional Chinese Medicine News Agency jointly announced the top ten news of Chinese medicine in 2015.

 

1 Xi Jinping sent a letter to congratulate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Li Keqiang gave instructions to congratulate

 

On December 22nd, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, President of the State, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission Xi Jinping sent a letter to congratulate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He pointed out that the revitalization and development of Chinese medicine ushered in a good opportunity for time, place and people, and it is necessary to put Chinese medicine into practice. The precious wealth left by an ancestor is inherited, developed, and utilized. Li Keqiang, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Premier of the State Council, gave instructions to congratulate him. Liu Yandong, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and vice premier of the State Council, attended the commemorative meeting and made an important speech. The important instructions of the central leading comrades pointed out the direction for the development of Chinese medicine, clarified the tasks, greatly boosted the spirit of the Chinese medicine system, and quickly carried out activities to study and implement the spirit of the central leadership.

 

2 Tu Yu won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

On October 5th, the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was announced. Tu Yu, a researcher at the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, won the award for his outstanding contribution to the discovery of new treatments for malaria. This is the first time that Chinese scientists have won the Nobel Prize in Science for their scientific research in China. Li Keqiang, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Premier of the State Council, sent a letter of congratulations and pointed out that this is a manifestation of the great contribution of Chinese medicine to the cause of human health. At the invitation of the Nobel Prize Committee, on December 7, Tu Yu published a keynote speech entitled "The Discovery of Artemisinin: A Gift from Traditional Chinese Medicine to the World" in Sweden, and attended the award ceremony on December 10.

 

3 The Chinese Medicine Law (Draft) was submitted to the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress for deliberation

In December, the State Council Law (Draft) was submitted to the 18th meeting of the Standing Committee of the 12th National People's Congress for the first time. The draft law focuses on inheriting and promoting Chinese medicine, insists on equal emphasis on support and regulation, strengthens policy support, and regulates Chinese medicine practitioners and clinics, Chinese medicine management, and personnel training that meet the characteristics and development needs of Chinese medicine.

 

4 The General Office of the State Council issued important documents such as the “Chinese Medicine Health Service Development Plan (2015-2020)”, and new services emerged in health services.

 

In May, the General Office of the State Council issued the “Chinese Medicine Health Service Development Plan (2015-2020)” to fully deploy the development of Chinese medicine health services in the current and future period. In August, the General Office of the State Council issued the "Several Opinions on Further Promoting Tourism Investment and Consumption", and listed the active development of Chinese medicine health tourism as an important content. The National Tourism Administration and the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine jointly issued the "Guiding Opinions on Promoting the Development of Healthy Tourism for Traditional Chinese Medicine" to promote the integration of tourism and Chinese medicine. In October, the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Office of the National Working Committee on Aging signed the “Cooperation Agreement on Promoting the Development of Healthy Endowment Services for Traditional Chinese Medicine”. Various localities have successively issued plans for the development of Chinese medicine health services. The science of Chinese medicine culture runs through the traditional Chinese medicine health service. There are 52 national-level Chinese medicine culture publicity and education bases and 270 provincial-level bases exhibiting more than 100,000 Chinese medicine collections. The annual reception of nearly 10 million people visits; radio, television, Newspapers, books, online, Weibo, WeChat and other Chinese medicine culture popularize the whole media platform, timely promote the knowledge and methods of Chinese medicine health care, and the development of Chinese medicine health services benefit the people.

 

5 The General Office of the State Council forwarded the “Chinese Herbal Medicine Protection Development Plan (2015-2020)”

In April, the General Office of the State Council forwarded the “Chinese Herbal Medicine Protection and Development Plan (2015-2020)”, which was jointly issued by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine and jointly issued by 12 departments. This is the first national-level special plan for the protection and development of Chinese herbal medicines, comprehensively planning the deployment of Chinese herbal medicine resources and the development of Chinese herbal medicine industry in the current and future period. By 2020, the protection and monitoring system for Chinese herbal medicine resources will be basically improved, and the contradiction between supply and demand of endangered Chinese herbal medicines will be effectively alleviated, and the production of Chinese herbal medicines will be developed steadily. The pilot work of the Chinese medicine resources census has achieved phased results and laid the foundation for planning implementation.

 

6 Deepening medical reform, the top-level design of Chinese medical services is more perfect

In March and September, the General Office of the State Council successively issued the "National Medical and Health Service System Planning Outline (2015-2020)" and "Guiding Opinions on Promoting the Construction of Graded Diagnosis and Treatment System". In principle, a county-level Chinese medicine practitioner is set up in each county-level region. Class hospitals, at least one city-run Chinese medicine hospital in each prefecture-level city area; clear functional positioning of public Chinese medicine hospitals; tertiary Chinese medicine hospitals should make full use of traditional Chinese medicine technical methods and modern science and technology to provide critically ill and difficult diseases TCM diagnosis and treatment services and TCM outpatient services for TCM-predominant diseases. This year, the state has introduced policies to encourage the use of Chinese herbal medicines, and at the same time strengthen the rational application of Chinese herbal medicines to prevent unreasonable growth in medical expenses and waste of Chinese herbal medicines. In November, the National Health and Family Planning Commission and the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine issued the “Notice on Promoting the Development of Traditional Chinese Medicine Services for Socially Operated Medical Treatment”, which clarified that there is no layout restriction on the regional health planning of traditional Chinese medicine clinics and clinics that provide traditional Chinese medicine services. The specific number and location restrictions were abolished, and the “Private Chinese Medicine” practice policy made a breakthrough. The Chinese medicine masters who obtained the certificate could open clinics in townships and villages, and the duration of practicing doctors in Chinese medicine clinics fell to three years.

 

7 Zhongjie Chinese Medicine Center unveiled, ISO/TC249 titled Chinese medicine

In June, Zhongjie Chinese Medicine Center was unveiled at Hradec Kralove Hospital. This is the first government-supported Chinese medicine center in the Czech Republic and even in Central and Eastern Europe. Liu Yandong, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Vice Premier of the State Council, represented the Chinese government. The unveiling ceremony and pointed out that the establishment of the center is the first health cooperation project in China to implement the “One Belt, One Road” strategy. In November, the Chinese and Czech prime ministers witnessed the signing of the "Joint Statement on Further Supporting the Development of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the Czech Republic" and other documents to promote the application and development of Chinese medicine in the Czech Republic and Central and Eastern European countries. The Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2015 held the first sub-forum “For the Future: Internationalization of Traditional Chinese Medicine”. The International Organization for Standardization approved “Chinese Medicine” as the permanent name of ISO/TC249. Two international technical standards for Chinese medicine, such as the International Standard for Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Limitation of Heavy Metals of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Chinese Medicine), which was presided over by China, and the publication of the Chinese Medicine Information Standards System Framework and Classification.

 

8 The relevant editions of the "Four Medical Codes" were selected in the "China Archives and Literatures Heritage List", and the inheritance and development of ethnic medicine has made new progress.

 

In May, the "four medical codes" (golden juice handwritten edition and 16th-18th century woodcut edition) declared by the Tibet Autonomous Region were selected into the fourth batch of "China Archives Heritage List", which filled the gap in the literature on Tibetan medicine ancient books. In November, the Chinese National Medicine Association released 14 Uyghur medical clinical standards such as the “White Disease (Vitiligo) Uyghur Medical Treatment Guide”.

 

9 China's independent setting of Chinese medicine professional degree

The Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council decided to set up a degree in Chinese medicine in China, which is divided into two levels, doctoral and master's degrees, including Chinese and Western medicine and national medicine. In 2015, the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council issued the "Guidelines for the Training of Postgraduates of Chinese Medicine Master Degrees" and other relevant documents in accordance with the "Setup Plan for Chinese Medical Professional Degrees", and adjusted and confirmed 45 institutions of postgraduate degree in Chinese medicine. 17 schools. The 25 Chinese medicine institutions independently set up have the right to grant master's degrees in Chinese medicine, and 13 institutions have the right to grant doctoral degrees. Independently setting up a degree in TCM is conducive to the formation of a postgraduate education model that conforms to the training rules of TCM personnel, improving the TCM clinical personnel training system, and the organic connection with the physician qualification examination system and the standardized training system for residents.

 

10 Chinese medicine research results are crowned again, and Chinese medicine standard research accelerates

In January 2015, the project “Creation and Industrialization of the Core Technology System for Secondary Development of Chinese Medicines” led by Academician Zhang Bili, President of the Chinese Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine and President of Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, was jointly completed by the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences and other units. For the first time, the effective prevention and control and integrated innovation research on the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic was awarded the first prize of the 2014 National Science and Technology Progress Award. This is the fourth time that the results of Chinese medicine have won the award. The research on Chinese medicine standards accelerated. In May, the National Standards Committee and the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine jointly issued the first batch of three national standards for Chinese Medicine Codes and Codes. The Chinese Medicine Association, the Chinese Acupuncture Association, the Chinese Medicine Association, and the Chinese Medicinal Research Association Such as the joint release of group standards 109.