Guangxi's only TCM master physician boosts China-ASEAN medical development

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Updated: 2021-10-14

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Wei Guikang, the only national master of traditional Chinese medicine in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Wei Guikang, the only national master of traditional Chinese medicine in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, has made great contributions to promote TCM abroad especially in ASEAN countries. 

ASEAN countries are one of China's most important partners in TCM services and trade overseas. 

Wei is also the former president and the lifetime professor at Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine as well as the chairman of the World Union of Manual Medicine.

Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine is one of the earliest higher education institutions in the region to start postgraduate education and enroll overseas students. It has now enrolled overseas students from over 20 countries and regions since 1984.

The university has cultivated over 10 postgraduate students in TCM orthopedics from Singapore, and hundreds of Singaporean students have pursued further education at the university.  

Wei has also taken the lead in facilitating the establishment of a cooperation contract between Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine and Khon Kaen University in Thailand in 1989. The two universities have carried out cooperation in areas such as student exchanges, short-term training and scientific research since then, achieving fruitful results.