Vice-Premier highlights China-Israel health cooperation

Updated: 2016-03-31 10:05

By ZHANG YUNBI in Tel Aviv, Israel(

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Vice-Premier Liu Yandong has said China and Israel are expected to "increase dynamism for the two-way cooperation in healthcare industries".

Liu made the calls when addressing a China-Israel healthcare cooperation seminar in Tel Aviv on Wednesday.

Israel enjoys "a well-developed healthcare system, it runs effectively and it's a pioneer in technology", she noted.

Cooperation should be deepened in regards to the industry new frontiers and cutting-edge technologies - such as stem cells and regenerative medicine - to "make the biological and pharmaceutical sectors a new driving force for the economic development of the two countries".

"China is endeavoring to build a 'healthy China', and is consistently advancing its reform in the medical, pharmaceutical and hygiene system," she said.

Also the two countries hope to boost sharing of experiences and strengthen in-depth cooperation in between, and joint research and training are hoped for health emergency management and disease prevention and control, she said.

Liu is in a three-stop visit to Egypt, Israel and Palestine till Thursday.