China and Australia signs MOU on establishing traditional Chinese medical center in Sydney

07:55, May 26, 2010      

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China's State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Sydney on Tuesday with the government of New South Wales which aims to introducing traditional Chinese medical treatment to the local people in Australia.

At the signing ceremony, Li Daning, deputy commissioner of the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), said that by establishing the advanced medical center in Sydney that will combine the traditional Chinese medicine with western medicine, the Australian doctors and patients can share the research results and experience of the traditional Chinese medicine which has been particularly effective in curing chronic disease.

He also said the new medical center is of special significance to the bilateral cooperation in the medical area and to the development of TCM in Australia's health system, as it will be the first medical center abroad that combines TCM with western medicine to treat western patients.

The new medical center is scheduled to be put into operation in 2012 in north Sydney. Coincidentally, the Australian government has decided to start official registration for TCM practitioners from July 1, 2012.

Jodi Mckay, Minister for Science and Medical Research of NSW, told reporters after the MOU signing that the cooperation by the two countries in medical treatment will provide the Australians with the first class medical facilities and the TMC service. She also hoped that the cooperation in combining Chinese medicine with western treatment will benefits more local people.

TCM is a medical science system developed by the Chinese people through thousands of years of medical practice. It has well- established theoretical system and proven medical and health effects.



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