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Summit bolstering digitisation in traditional Chinese medicine held in Macau

A conference about digitisation of the industry of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) was held in Macau on Friday (October 21), facilitating innovations in the sector and strengthening the city’s platform role for it.

The 2022 World Summit of Digitisation in Traditional Medicine, organised by the Macao TCM Kampo Experience Centre under the authorisation of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies, attracted over 200 guests from mainland China, Macau, Malaysia, Thailand and other regions who attended the event online and offline.

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Elsie Ao Ieong U

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Elsie Ao Ieong U underscored the importance of the TCM industry for the city’s economic diversification beyond gaming in her remarks at the opening ceremony of the summit. The authorities would roll out measures and policies to enhance the competitiveness of the exports of locally made TCM products, she addressed.

Chun Yuan Chiang, President of the Macao TCM Kampo Experience Center behind the event, also said that Macau has advantages in the development of the TCM industry, given its reputation for quality products to consumers.

He added that the Macao TCM Kampo Experience Center would ink an cooperation pact with the Traditional Chinese Medicine Quality Research National Key Laboratory at the Macau University of Science and Technology to establish a digital task force entrusted with applying big data, artificial intelligence and other cutting-edge technologies to certification of TCM ingredients and products.

Huang Luqi, Deputy Head of the Chinese National Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, as well as health officials from Thailand and Malaysia, also spoke in the summit, addressing a variety of topics, including digitisation of traditional medicines, TCM-based tourism and financial services.

The summit was endorsed by the Council for the Promotion of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Cooperation under the Guangdong provincial government, and supported by the Macau SAR Government.

Source | Macau Business 

By Tony Lai

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