School of Chinese Medicine’s Spring Reception strengthens ties with stakeholders

Monday, 20 February 2023

The School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) held a Spring Reception on 12 February to celebrate the Chinese New Year with around 120 guests, including government officials, industry members, alumni, faculty members and students.

In his welcoming address, Professor Alexander Wai, President and Vice-Chancellor, expressed his gratitude to the guests for their staunch support of SCM and the University over the past few years and during the fight against COVID-19. To ensure the smooth commencement of service of Hong Kong’s first Chinese Medicine Hospital (CMH), he pledged to work closely and continuously with all stakeholders so that the Hospital can play the key role of “flagship” and “change driver” in the development of Chinese medicine.

Speaking at the reception, Dr Libby Lee, Under Secretary for Health of the HKSAR Government, said that the CMH, which is expected to commence service in 2025, marks a milestone for the development of Chinese medicine in Hong Kong. She hopes to solicit views and suggestions from academia and industry on the formulation of a blueprint for the development of Chinese medicine, with a view to further promoting Chinese medicine in Hong Kong on all fronts.

In his vote of thanks, Professor Lyu Aiping, Dean of Chinese Medicine, reviewed the different aspects of SCM’s various achievements, and thanked friends and supporters for their continuous support of the School.