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Mainland, Taiwan negotiators sign agreement on medical, health care cooperation

12-21-2010 17:09 BJT Special Report:6th Cross-Strait Talks |

TAIPEI, Dec. 21 (Xinhua) -- Chinese mainland and Taiwan negotiators signed a medical and health care cooperation agreement in Taipei Tuesday afternoon.

Chen Yunlin (L, Front), president of Chinese mainland-based Association for
Relations Across the Taiwan Strait (ARATS) and Chiang Pin-kung (R, Front),
chairman of the Taiwan-based Strait Exchange Foundation (SEF), exchange
gifts after signing an agreement on cross-strait health cooperation in Taipei,
southeast China's Taiwan, Dec. 21, 2010.(Xinhua/Song Lidong)

The agreement includes: timely notification of infectious disease; strengthened disease prevention measures and handling of major epidemics; enhanced cooperation in pharmaceutical research and safety management; exchange in traditional Chinese medicine research and quality guarantees; and cooperation in handling medical emergencies.

The agreement was inked at talks between the mainland's Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS) and Taiwan's Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF), which are the two bodies authorized to handle cross-Strait affairs.


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