Chongqing’s Shizhu Tujia Autonomous County Focuses on TCM Cultivation

By offering their lands to a herb planting cooperative, more than 400 farming households in southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality have received a total of over 200,000 yuan (30,000 U.S. dollars) in dividends so far this year. The farmers live in Shizhu Tujia Autonomous County and are anticipating more dividends from the cooperative. They are looking

Inner Mongolia Promotes Cistanche deserticola (TCM Herb) Production

Herdsmen in northern China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region have been supplementing their modest incomes by growing desert plants, using advanced techniques under the guidance of an enterprising Chinese pharmaceutical company. Alxa League, an administrative division of Inner Mongolia, is a region notable for its fragile ecological environment, with two-thirds of its land covered by desert…Full

Kweichow Moutai to Team Up with Xiuzheng Pharmaceutical to Produce and Market “Healthcare” Liquor

Chinese liquor giant Kweichow Moutai Co plans to expand into the health tonic liquor market by partnering with Xiuzheng Pharmaceutical Group. The two companies have signed a strategic partnership agreement to start cooperation production and sale of the liquor. The two companies also plan to set up a joint venture…Full Article: China Daily May 2017

Shandong Ejiao Producer Looks to Australia’s Northern Territory for Donkeys

China’s donkey imports are in line with global demand and help solve the problem of donkey overpopulation in some areas, an entrepreneur said on Monday [24 April 2017]. Ejiao, a kind of gelatin made from donkey hides, is an important ingredient in traditional Chinese medicine. It is often used to treat ailments such as colds

Demand for Traditional Tibetan Medicine on the Rise in China

Output of traditional Tibetan medicine rose to 2,300 tons, valued at 1.5 billion yuan (217 million U.S. dollars) in 2016, due to growing demand for the ancient medicine. Twenty-one pharmaceutical companies in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region have been awarded the certificate of Good Manufacturing Practices for Pharmaceutical Products, according to the region’s Commission of

DuPoint and Guangzhou Wanglaoji Pharmaceutical Team Up to Launch Probiotic Beverages

Traditional Chinese herbal tea producer Guangzhou Wanglaoji Pharmaceutical Co Ltd announced plans to work with the United States-based science and technology major DuPont to launch probiotic products-which have bacteria and yeast that are good for health, especially the digestive system, to tap growing market demand…Full Article: Mar 2017 Key Points The primary target consumer

Guizhou Province Plans to Develop its Traditional Chinese Medicine Industry

China’s southwestern Guizhou province plans to invest 524.8 billion yuan ($76.3 billion) in supporting 320 health projects by 2018, a latest endeavor to further boost the healthcare industry, said a local government official. The output of the healthcare sector in the province is projected to reach 400 billion yuan in 2020, accounting for 10 percent

Beijing’s Tong Ren Tang Chinese Medicine Opens Retail Stores in the USA

The world’s largest producer of products for traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) opened stores this week in New York and California to capitalize on the growing interest in the alternative medicine practice. Beijing-based Tongrentang Group Co Ltd, or Tong Ren Tang (TRT), also is opening an outlet in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Sunday [25 September 2016].