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Enrich the meaning of the Belt and Road, let Chinese medicine benefit more people  

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The whole industry of Chinese medicine is striving to seize the strategic opportunity of “One Belt, One Road”, integrate resources, strive for support, form synergy, and create a new situation. Our reporter recently interviewed Li Zhenji, vice chairman and secretary-general of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies, and introduced the World Alliance of China's "One Belt, One Road" initiative, integrating work into the overall planning of the "Belt and Road" and the overall development of Chinese medicine. The Belt and Road “Building Experience and Next Steps.


Question: As an international academic organization, what are the foundations and conditions for the World Federation of China to participate in the construction of the “Belt and Road”?


A: At present, we have 97 member groups in the nearly 50 countries of the “Belt and Road” and the number of members is about 40,000. There are 22 professional committees or working committees led by the World Federation of Chinese Medicine, such as the Uyghur Medicine Professional Committee of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies. Two professional committees are being prepared for establishment. For example, the World Federation of Medicines Committee is being actively established. The inaugural meeting is scheduled to be held in September this year with the China-Arab Economic and Trade Forum in Yinchuan, Ningxia, and introduces the academic achievements of medicine to the Chinese and Arab communities. . The World Federation of China has organized more than 100 academic exchanges, such as the 2nd Uyghur Medicine Intangible Cultural Heritage Protection Summit Forum; 5 long-term conferences, such as the World Alliance China-Pacific Asia-Pacific Exchange and Cooperation Forum; and other members There are 7 events organized by the unit or other institutions. For example, in August 2014, with the China Pharmaceutical Materials Association and the International Trade Union of Dowed Medicine, the “Beautiful Huaxia, Health China” 100 pharmaceutical companies entered the Qaidam raft tour. , holding a 枸杞 order fair. The above work and activities have promoted the construction of the “Belt and Road” and contributed to promoting the “One Belt, One Road” Chinese medicine culture and promoting the “Belt and Road” tourism, economy and trade.


Q: Why did you participate in the construction of the “Belt and Road”?

A: By means of the National Cooperation Initiative, we can promote the construction of the World Federation of China, the international communication and academic development of Chinese medicine culture, and promote the participation of the World Federation of China in the international affairs related to the “Belt and Road”, thereby enhancing the international competitiveness and influence of the World Federation. By contributing to the international division of labor of non-governmental organizations, Chinese medicine contributes to human health.


Q: What related work is currently being carried out? What is the focus of the next step?

A: The World Alliance Secretariat has set up the “Belt and Road” Chinese Medicine Development Office, which is responsible for research and development strategies, responsible for the daily work of the “Belt and Road”, collecting information, organizing and planning related projects, and related publicity work. In the process of promoting the “Belt and Road” construction, we have identified nine key tasks:


First, strengthen organizational construction and various platform construction

We will build a “One Belt, One Road” Chinese Medicine Development Alliance based on the resources and advantages of our member units. He is responsible for liaising with the organization of the Belt and Road and the development of Chinese medicine, and has become a work leader in the World Alliance.


Develop new members, especially in Central and Eastern Europe, South Asia, Eastern Europe and Central and Eastern Africa; strengthen the development of relevant committees and institutions in the “Belt and Road” countries to undertake professional committees, or undertake professional committee secretariats to strengthen product, technology and Service-led alliance organization construction, expanding the coverage and market coverage of the World Federation of member groups and expert teams. Build a conference platform with different functions, that is, a creative conference system with the content and issues of Chinese medicine service trade and market development as the main body, and the exhibition, the fair and multi-level activities Conference and exhibition communication platform structure.


The second is to promote academic development

First of all, it is necessary to strengthen contact and cooperation with the existing “Belt and Road” member groups and related experts, consolidate the existing academic conference platform of the “Belt and Road”, plan and build some sub-regional academic exchange and cooperation platforms, and hold regular academic exchanges and Project cooperation activities. We will organize the "One Belt, One Road" language-related exchanges of traditional Chinese medicine in major language countries, actively participate in and declare the research on the "One Belt, One Road" and traditional medicine, and actively participate in the existing intergovernmental international multilateral and bilateral academic exchange activities. 


Secondly, with the goal of mutual understanding of civilization, in the country, actively promote the exchange and cooperation between traditional Chinese medicine and national medicine, such as -wei medical culture, Hui medicine culture, - Tibetan medicine culture, and establish relevant professional committees to organize construction. Promote academic development, form a team of experts, and extensively absorb relevant overseas experts to carry out multi-level academic exchanges. With the medical culture as the starting point, we will enhance the humanities exchanges and civilizations of the people along the line, so that the people of all countries can meet each other, trust each other and share a harmonious, peaceful, harmonious and healthy life.


Third, create a new platform for academic development exchanges. On the basis of the existing three-level international conference platform, we will integrate various resources to build the World Alliance “One Belt and One Road” Chinese Medicine Culture Week, and integrate with the World Traditional Chinese Medicine Conference, international regional conferences and professional committee meetings. It will form a new international conference event to promote the "One Belt, One Road" Chinese medicine culture exchange as the main content. Through the multi-level Cultural Week activities held in the Belt and Road, we will promote the extensive cultural exchanges and dissemination between Chinese medicine and the countries along the Belt and Road, and achieve the effect of mutual understanding.


The third is to strengthen the standard construction

Established the “One Belt, One Road” standard research project. Organize relevant experts to study and formulate practical standards for the development of “One Belt, One Road” Chinese medicine, and publish standards in the form of “One Belt, One Road” alliance organization. In order to promote the spread and development of traditional Chinese medicine in the “Belt and Road” countries, the basic norms of traditional Chinese medicine are developed in Uyghur, Arabic, Hungarian, German, Thai and other multilingual international community organizations. Innovate the standard text acquisition method, improve the standard network communication intensity, and focus on promoting the original Chinese medical basic terminology English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and other standards to improve the accessibility of the standard.


The fourth is to promote the spread of Chinese medicine culture

Borrowing the historical symbols of the ancient "Silk Road", we will deeply explore the profound cultural resources of the "Belt and Road", integrate Chinese medicine cultural resources, conference resources and tourism resources, and carry out the journey of Chinese medicine culture communication. With the cultural belt along the “Belt and Road” as a platform, we will carry out various forms and levels of Chinese medicine cultural exchanges and cooperation.


Relying on the status of the World Federation of China as the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Protection Consultation, with UNESCO as the liaison platform and channel, extensive contacts with relevant experts, government agencies, cultural groups and countries along the Belt and Road. Relevant organizations carry out related cultural communication activities with the theme of protection of Chinese medicine culture and intangible cultural heritage.


The fifth is to advocate "Chinese medicine +" to promote the international trade of Chinese medicine (TCM PLUS)

The “One Belt, One Road” strategic plan links East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Central Asia, southern Europe, and eastern Africa. The region covers nearly 50 countries with a total population of more than 4 billion and an economic aggregate of more than 20 trillion US dollars. From the perspective of comparative advantage, the countries along the “Belt and Road” are mostly developing countries with different developmental stages and different endowments. These countries have great potential for economic development in agriculture, textile, chemical, energy, transportation, communications, and finance. There is a wide space for economic and technical cooperation in many fields such as science and technology, medicine and health. Interconnected infrastructure construction will bring opportunities for the development of trade in Chinese medicine products and trade in services. Chinese medicine services will have greater market potential.


The “One Belt, One Road” strategic plan links economic, technical cooperation and Chinese medicine services in many fields such as agriculture, textiles, chemicals, energy, transportation, communications, finance, science and technology, and medical and health. In the formation of Chinese people have a good development of Chinese medicine: such as Chinese medicine + agriculture; Chinese medicine + textile; Chinese medicine + chemical; Chinese medicine + energy; Chinese medicine + transportation; Chinese medicine + communication; Chinese medicine + technology.

The inter-connected infrastructure construction, the financial services of the AIIB, and other human-related health services are embedded in the content of traditional Chinese medicine services, forming a “Traditional Chinese Medicine+” Belt and Road development pattern and promoting the international trade of Chinese medicine.

Sixth is the development of Chinese medicine health tourism

As a work to promote the trade of Chinese medicine services, we will actively carry out the project of “Traditional Chinese Medicine Health Culture Tourism”.

At present, on the basis of the “Traditional Chinese Medicine Health and Cultural Tourism” project, the World Federation of China and the People's Republic of China actively explored the Chinese medicine health culture tourism in the countries along the Belt and Road. Let tourists listen to the legendary story of Chinese medicine, understand the profoundness of Chinese medicine culture, view the authentic medicinal plants and gardening, smell the fragrance of Chinese medicine, experience the relaxation of massage, stimulate the health cravings and value of tourists, and influence their future. Daily behavior and lifestyle, enhance the personal health and happiness of visitors and cultural identity.

In addition, we rely on the members of the Chinese Medicine Service Trade Professional Committee to cooperate with the World Culinary Federation to use Chinese medicine and Chinese food as the entry point to promote the export of Chinese-style services and spread the soft power of Chinese culture.

Seven is to carry out policy research and consulting services

Relying on the extensive membership distribution and organizational construction capabilities of the World Federation of China in the “Belt and Road” countries, we can better grasp the information and market potential of traditional medicine development in the region, have problems and challenges, and actively participate in international organizations and governments. Research on related topics in institutions, research institutes, foundations, etc., to enhance the voice and influence of the World Federation.

In terms of specific policy research, the World Federation of China has a certain experience in Chinese medicine legislation, standard setting, free trade zone negotiation price, technical trade barriers, etc., and can continue to provide research and consulting services for countries related to the Belt and Road.

Eight is to carry out protection and cooperation of endangered wild animals and plants.

The “Belt and Road” countries have many medicinal and endangered wild animals and plants, such as saigas in Kazakhstan, licorice, pangolins in Southeast Asia, etc., actively participating in the protection and publicity of the “Belt and Road” endangered wild medicinal plants and animals, and protecting the ecological environment. It is conducive to establishing the international image of Chinese medicine and the international influence of the World Federation.


At the same time, as the research unit and project research cooperation unit of the Animal and Plant Protection Department of the State Forestry Administration, the World Federation of China has strengthened the collection of endangered wild medicinal and plant resources and protection information for the “Belt and Road”, which is conducive to enhancing the international protection of China's medicinal plants and animals. Initiative and voice.


Nine is to strengthen contacts and cooperation with traditional medical government departments along the line

The countries along the “Belt and Road” are traditional medicine enrichment areas, and actively carry out exchanges and cooperation with the traditional medical government management departments of the countries along the line. Participate in relevant traditional medicine academic activities and projects along the “Belt and Road” countries, exchange our academic views, practical experience and operation mode, and integrate relevant experts into the relevant professional committees of the World Federation of China, strengthen academic exchanges and dialogue, and promote the promotion. Cooperation and market access of traditional Chinese medicine and traditional medicine along the “Belt and Road”.


Q: Based on these 9 tasks, what is the ultimate goal?

A: Through the nine tasks, the World Federation of China hopes to achieve the two goals.

First, actively participate in the "One Belt, One Road" China and the relevant countries' existing dual multilateral mechanisms and regional cooperation platforms and traditional medicine-related international affairs, enrich its construction connotation, and let Chinese medicine benefit the local people. Such as Free Trade Zone Research and Construction, Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), China-ASEAN “10+1”, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), ASEM, Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD), AsiaInfo Conference (CICA), The China-Arab Cooperation Forum, the China-GCC Strategic Dialogue, the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Economic Cooperation, and the Central Asian Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) and other existing multilateral cooperation mechanisms.

Second, actively participate in the research and policy formulation of the “One Belt, One Road” China and traditional medicine related departments, and master the relevant voices of the World Federation of China in the “One Belt, One Road” strategic development process, and strive to participate effectively in non-governmental organizations. The international division of labor can undertake some projects and tasks in the process of cooperation and implementation of the “Belt and Road” countries. For example, actively participate in regional and sub-regional international forums and exhibitions along the “Belt and Road”, Boao Forum for Asia, China-ASEAN Expo, China-Asia-Europe Expo, Eurasian Economic Forum, China International Investment and Trade Fair, and China-South Asia The Expo, China-Arab Expo, China Western International Expo, China-Russia Expo, Qianhai Cooperation Forum and other platforms have issued the voice of the World Federation. Actively participate in the "Belt and Road" and local and local people along the line to explore the "One Belt, One Road" historical and cultural heritage, and jointly organize special service trade and cultural exchange activities.