Confucius Institute at Burapha University in Thailand conducts cooperation in traditional Chinese medicine with Thailand Chinese Physicians’ Association

[Source]    People.cn [Time]    2016-03-04 13:17:48 
 

On Feb. 25th, the Confucius Institute at Burapha University in Thailand signed an agreement on exchanges and cooperation in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) culture with Thailand Chinese Physicians’ Association in Bangkok. Zhang Yulin, Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute at Burapha University; Wilai Limthawaranun, Thai Director of the Confucius Institute at Burapha University; Chairman Li Jinlong and Executive Vice Chairmen Chen Jingbin and Lin Danqian of Thailand Chinese Physicians’ Association attended the signing ceremony. Zhou Gaoyu, First Secretary of Education of the Chinese Embassy in Thailand, and Zhang Lizhi, General Coordinator of Hanban Thailand Office and other guests were also invited to the signing ceremony.


The signing ceremony

According to the agreement, the two sides will conduct long-term cooperation on such projects as continuing education of Chinese physicians. Every year, the Confucius Institute at Burapha University will provide opportunities for no fewer than five Chinese physicians to take two-week courses on theories and clinical skills of TCM in China from May to June. In the meantime, every year the Confucius Institute will offer a certain number of scholarships to members of the Thailand Chinese Physicians’ Association for them to take TCM and Chinese language courses at Wenzhou Medical University or Wenzhou University in China. In addition, the two sides agreed to launch the project of “TCM Health Care in Thailand” and one or two provinces will be selected every year to host promotions of TCM health care knowledge and free Chinese medical consultations in order to bring benefits to the Thai people.


A group photo of the delegates

Speaking at the event, Zhou Gaoyu said that TCM enjoys a sound basis here in Thailand and strong momentum for future development. He hoped that, based on bilateral cooperation, the two sides should focus on the present while looking forward to the future so as to achieve substantial results in the development of traditional Chinese medicine in Thailand. Zhang Lizhi said that the Hanban Thailand Office would devote all its efforts to boosting exchanges of TCM culture in Thailand and expressed his wishes that more excellent Chinese physicians would be produced with the help of such cooperation so as to better serve the Thai people.

Since the legalization of TCM in Thailand in 2001, it has witnessed vigorous development. At present, there are nearly 800 certified Chinese physicians in Thailand, with a growth of more than 100 every year.

(BANGKOK, Feb, 26th, People.cn; Story by Yang Ou)

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