China to speed up TCM standardization

China will accelerate the establishment and revision of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) standards in order to promote the tradition overseas based on report on 10 Jan 2013 in Xinhua news.

Wang Guoqiang, vice minister of health and director of the State Administration of TCM, said at a national TCM work conference that the standardization of TCM will enhance its development and guarantee its quality. Wang said the Chinese Medical Association has established 195 standards regarding TCM thus far.

Official statistics indicate that the Chinese central government spent 3.34billion yuan (537.4 million U.S. dollars) to support TCM development in year 2012.


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