11/05, Beijing. The China International Economic Exchange Center is one of the most prestigious think tanks of Asian giants. Strengthening exchanges and cooperation among think tank scholars is an important means of conducting theoretical and policy research to improve the quality of people’s lives. Facing the global spread of the Covid-19, Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China, emphasized the establishment of a human health community, and Chinese medicine has made important contributions to the fight against the pandemic.
Scholars from the China International Economic Exchange Center recently held a seminar to promote the internationalization of Chinese medicine. Ecuadorian scholar Professor Héctor Villagrán (the current deputy director of the Latin American Center of the Department of International Cooperation and Exchange, Beijing Language and Culture University https://n9.cl/qcgy), attended the seminar. He introduced the case of Lianhua Qingwen as a medicine successfully into Ecuadorian market.
Traditional Chinese medicine is now popular with the residents because of its cheap price and good curative effect. It is now available in pharmacies in Ecuador. He also discussed the obstacles to the internationalization of Chinese medicine, especially in terms of laws and regulations and cultural identity. In order for the people to have the opportunity to enjoy traditional Chinese medicine that is easy to use, low in price, and effective, it requires the joint efforts of the state, society, enterprises and the people, and the improvement of relevant policies to promote its internationalization. The views of Professor Héctor Villagrán provided great suggestions for the internationalization of Chinese medicine.