Chinese Medicine Times : Keeping You Informed

Chinese Medicine Times : Keeping You Informed

China to open more TCM classes overseas


China is planning to open more Confucius Institutes to teach traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) overseas in order to promote this age-old medical science, deemed the essence of Chinese culture, said Vice Minister of Health Wang Guoqiang.

Wang, who is also director of the State Administration of TCM, said Monday: "We are working closely with the Ministry of Education and the Confucius Institute headquarters to open more TCM Confucius Institutes and add TCM courses to the syllabus of existing Confucius Institutes,"

"TCM is very well received abroad, regardless of nationality or ideology," Wang said. However, he added, China lacks talented practitioners who have both a good command of TCM and speak a foreign language.

The Confucius Institutes, named after the ancient Chinese philosopher, are non-profit public institutions for promoting Chinese language and culture in foreign countries.

To date, there are more than 350 Confucius Institutes and 500 Confucius Classrooms in 101 countries and regions. Two are TCM Confucius Institutes based respectively in Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in Melbourne, Australia, and in London South Bank University (LSBU).

Back To Latest Articles and News

Email This Page
Discuss This

Subscribe To CMT

Shopping Basket

Your basket is empty!

Recently Viewed Login Register

Change Language

Change Currency

Subscribe to our RSS Feed Chinese Medicine Times Facebook Fan Page Chinese Medicine Times Twitter Page Chinese Medicine Times Linkedin Page Email a friend about this website
  • Aculux KS needles
  • TeWa Needle Advert
  • ASP Needle advert
  • Seirin needle advet box (basic)

Events Calendar

Pulse Diagosis Part 2 ( Sunday 12th June 2016)

This Practical Workshop will focus on developing concentration [more]

Pulse Diagnosis Part 1 (Sunday 24th April 2016)

The pulse is the most important diagnosis tool in classic chinese medicine [more]

View Events Calendar

From Our Store

Hara Diagnosis- Reflections on the Sea

Hara Diagnosis- Reflections on the Sea

by Kiiko Matsumoto and St...
Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes Mellitus

by Stephen Gascoigne
Dongbang Detox Needles 0.22 x 8mm

Dongbang Detox Needles 0.22 x 8mm

Detox acupuncture needles
Pulse Diagnosis: A Clinical Guide

Pulse Diagnosis: A Clinical Guide

by Sean Walsh and Emma Ki...
Web Site Ad 125 x 375 Box

Web Site Ad 125 x 375 Box

Advertise your business o...