Guangzhou Party chief and Mayor visit GPHL

2020-07-17 17:03:50 GPHL GPHL

On July 11th, Guangzhou's Party chief Zhang Shuofu and Mayor Wen Guohui paid a visit to GPHL's subsidiaries, Guangzhou Baiyunshan Chenliji Pharmaceutical Factory Co., Ltd., Guangzhou Baiyunshan Guanghua Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. and Guangzhou General Pharmaceutical Research Institute, to evaluate the Group's traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) business and convene a seminar.

Zhang Shuofu highlighted that Guangzhou boasts a solid foundation and strength in the TCM industry due to the fact that the city is one of the birthplaces and hubs for TCM in South China’s Lingnan region. Guangzhou should further promote TCM’s legacy, innovation and development, and make remarkable progress in the city’s TCM business and industry, maintaining its leading role in both Guangdong and the whole country.

Firstly, the market players should inherit the legacy and balance traditions with innovative practices by investing more heavily in R&D and launching more products and services in line with the modern lifestyle and demands of all walks of life.

Furthermore, more efforts should be made to speed up the development of modern TCM industry systems, revitalizing old brands on a case by case basis. TCM resources in the city should be put together to realize industrial clustering and improvments in the TCM industrial chain.

Thirdly, a talent pool should be made to foster experts and top-rated TCM practitioners and provide TCM organizations with high-quality young candidates.

Additionaly, the market players shall offer people more qualified and personal services as well as cradle-to-grave services by improving TCM service quality, strengthening complementarity and coordination between TCM and western medicine, making breakthroughs on the ‘internet + TCM’ service pattern.

Finally, well-established TCM authorities and other authorities shall strengthen the leadership and maintain their segregation of duties and coordination, working together to improve the city’s TCM industry.

To meet these goals, they will work closely to build a guiding team, hold a municipal TCM conference, develop guidelines for improving the TCM business and industry and a three-year plan, speeding up the establishment of the Lingnan TCM Museum and GPHL TCM Industrial Park.

Wen Guohui said the local government will focus on targeted studies and development of new supportive policies, help the industry make progress by using its advantages, and constantly promote the city’s competitiveness and influence. Established and leading companies should play their roles in facilitating product development, optimization of production technologies and processes as well as the modernization and industrialization of TCM. Guangzhou will take its part in integrating TCM with culture, sports, tourism and healthcare services, helping make TCM culture well-known worldwide and expanding the TCM industry into the global market.

Authors: Monica & Michelle

Editors: Olivia & Jerry

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