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Tibetan Herbal Medicines Coming Down From the Roof of the World

[WTN-L World Tibet Network News. Published by The Canada Tibet Committee. Issue ID: 01/01/16; January 16, 2001.]

[Xinhua is the official news agency of the People's Republic of China]

BEIJING, January 15, 2001 (Xinhuanet) -- Tibetan traditional herbal medicines are getting more and more popular both at home and abroad as cctv on line reports.

The China Business Times is reporting that the Tibetan herbal medicine industry has a annual yearly output value of over 2.5 billion U.S. dollars.

The paper says many major cities in the country have set up hospitals specialising in Tibetan medicine£¬ and patients from more than 30 countries have recieved the treatment.

It says China has also set up a number of research centres for Tibetan medicine and a complete training system has been developed to train more specialists.

The paper says in order to fully develop Tibetan medicine£¬ several local governments are looking for foreign investment.


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