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Chinese Vice Premier attends groundbreaking ceremony for traditional Chinese medicine center in Budapest

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-06-19 14:03

Chinese Vice Premier attends groundbreaking ceremony for traditional Chinese medicine center in Budapest

Visiting Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong speaks during the China-Hungary Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) education activities in Budapest, the capital of Hungary on June 18, 2017.[Photo/Xinhua]

Visiting Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong attended Sunday the groundbreaking ceremony for a new building of the Semmelweis University's Faculty of Health Sciences in Budapest, the capital of Hungary.

The building will house the China-CEEC (Central and Eastern European Countries) Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Center.

The Chinese official was here to attend the opening ceremony of the third health ministers' forum between China and Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC) scheduled for June 18 to 21 in Hungary.

"Traditional Chinese Medicine is a treasure of the Chinese nation, it does not only belong to China, but also to the world," she said at the ceremony.

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced in May this year to establish a comprehensive strategic partnership between China and Hungary, she said, adding that the two governments proposed to deepen cooperation in the field of health, especially in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

She said that this opened up vast space for Chinese medicine cooperation. "It is gratifying to see that Hungary takes the lead in legislating and enacting rules for practicing Chinese medicine in Europe, recognizing and accepting Chinese medicine for national service," Liu said.

"I hope that the two countries' universities will create together a high level platform of Chinese medicine education cooperation to train more Chinese medicine experts in need," she added.

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