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China tightens up traditional Chinese medicine courses

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 20 April 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:994

China is tightening supervision of traditional Chinese medicine and pharmacology courses for foreigners and will stop institutions from granting advanced training certificates to non-medically trained students.

Zhang Wenkang, the deputy minister of public health and the director of the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, said that the new regulations were necessary to maintain the reputation and promote the “wholesome development” of education about Chinese medicine, which includes Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, and moxibustion.

China has more than 30 traditional Chinese medicine …

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