Macao Health Bureau Director Lei Chin Ion has said the city intends to promote Chinese traditional medicine in the Portuguese-speaking world.
Macao means to use the Guangdong-Macao Traditional Chinese Medicine Technology Industrial Park on the island of Hengqin, which abuts the city, to exploit opportunities offered by the Guangdong-Hong Kong Macao Greater Bay Area, a written statement by the bureau quotes Mr Lei as saying at the announcement of an official plan for developing the industry in the area.
The government of Macao issued a separate written statement quoting Macao Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng as telling China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Chairman Gao Yan in a meeting that Chinese traditional medicine is a new driver of economic growth.
Functioning as a place where China and lusophone countries can conduct business gives Macao an important opportunity to make its economy more diverse, the Macao government statement quotes Ms Gao as saying.
(Source) Permanent Secretariat to the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao):