A white paper released by the State Council Information Office on Tuesday outlines China’s efforts to promote international exchanges and cooperation in traditional Chinese medicine. The paper, Traditional Chinese Medicine in China, said TCM has spread to 183 countries and regions.
According to the World Health Organization, 103 member states have given approval to the practice of acupuncture and moxibustion, 29 have enacted special statutes regarding traditional medicine, and 18 have included acupuncture and moxibustion treatments in their medical insurance provisions, the white paper said.
Moxibustion involves burning herbs and applying the heat to the body to increase vital energy flows.
TCM has gradually gained more international... Read more
At a rundown stadium in Lhasa in the Tibet autonomous region, a small group of fans watched two teams battle it out in an amateur soccer match that lacked neither intensity nor thrills.
Fullback Losang Tashi charged up and down the field, making deft passes and intelligent runs, with the occasional tackle thrown in for good measure.
"I definitely will give it my all in that... Read more
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's announcement to visit Pearl Harbor is a "hypocritical gesture" to cater to the United States rather than a sincere reflection on the country's World War II-era war crimes, analysts said.
Yoshihide Suga, chief Cabinet secretary of Japan, said on Tuesday that Abe will not apologize for the surprise attack that killed more than 2,000 US citizens and triggered the entry... Read more
Xu Xiang, a former hedge fund manager, has pleaded guilty to market manipulation, according to a statement by a court in Qingdao on Tuesday. It is one of the most high profile cases since China's stock market collapse last year.
Qingdao Intermediate People's Court said that Xu and two co-defendants were accused of conspiring with executives or others with financial control of 13 listed companies... Read more