The "Cross-strait Four-region Chinese Medicine (Hong Kong) Forum", jointly organised by the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine of the People's Republic of China and the Kowloon Chamber of Commerce, and coorganised by the School of Chinese Medicine, was held on campus from 11 to 12 April. The two-day Forum, attended by more than 500 participants comprising Government officials, scholars, researchers, leading figures in the Chinese medicine sector from the Chinese mainland, Taiwan, Macau and Hong Kong, local Chinese medicine practitioners as well as faculty members, students and alumni, aimed to provide a platform for academic and professional exchange, with a view to promoting the development of Chinese medicine in the four regions as well as the internationalisation of Chinese medicine.
Officiating at the opening ceremony were Professor Wang Guoqiang, Commissioner of the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine; Mr Yang Jianping, Deputy Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in HKSAR; Dr Constance Chan, Director of Health, HKSAR Government; Professor Liu Baoyan, Executive Vice President of China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences; Professor Wang Xiaopin, Director General, Department of International Cooperation, State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine; Professor Jiang Jian, Director General, Department of Medical Administration, State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine; Dr Chen Chih-fang, Chairman of the Cross-Strait Exchange Committee of the National Union of Chinese Medicine Doctors Association, Taiwan; Mr Chu Fu-lin, Chairman of National Union Chinese Medicine Association of Taiwan; Dr Daniel Tse, Chairman of International Society for Chinese Medicine, Macau; Mr Tang Yiyuan, Director-General, Taiwan Affairs Department, Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in HKSAR; Ms Qian Fangli, President of Zhuhai City Public Diplomacy Association; Professor Yang Jinsheng, Director of the Cooperation Centre to Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau, State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine; Mr Conrad Lee, Chairman of the Kowloon Chamber of Commerce; Professor Albert Chan, President and Vice-Chancellor; and Professor Lu Aiping, Dean of the School of Chinese Medicine.
Addressing the audience at the opening ceremony, Professor Wang Guoqiang said Hong Kong has made remarkable progress in the development of Chinese medicine since its reunification with the Chinese mainland. Under the 'One Belt and One Road' initiative (Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road), a framework for organising multinational economic development, Hong Kong and Macau serve as the gateway to help establish the mechanism for exchange and cooperation in the field of Chinese medicine in the four regions so as to speed up its internationalisation. He said the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine is committed to providing continued support to develop exchange and cooperation aimed at driving forward advances in Chinese medicine in the four regions.
At the two-day Forum, Dr Ronald Lam, Assistant Director (Traditional Chinese Medicine) of Health, HKSAR Government, and 18 scholars and experts in the field from the four regions gave insights into the development of Chinese medicine and shared the results of their latest research to enlighten the audience about the cooperation for the development of Chinese medicine, Chinese medicine standardisation and human health, as well as Chinese medicine treatments for chronic diseases. In addition, an exhibition featuring Chinese medicine healthcare information was staged from 10 to 15 April on campus. Through these activities, visitors were able to learn more about the effectiveness of Chinese medicine in the prevention of diseases and health maintenance.
Government officials, experts and scholars from the Chinese mainland, Taiwan, Macau and Hong Kong gather at the "Cross-strait Four-region Chinese Medicine (Hong Kong) Forum"
The exhibition enables the community to learn more about Chinese medicine