Medical institutions to explore China market


TAIPEI, Taiwan — A large delegation representing major medical institutions in Taiwan is scheduled to depart for China later this month to explore the vast medical and health service market there, the organizers said yesterday.

Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) said the delegation comprises about 50 high-level personnel, including famous doctors, from some 20 hospitals and medical centers around Taiwan.

The delegation is scheduled to visit Shanghai, Nanjing and Chongqing between Nov. 28 and Dec. 4 in its promotion of Taiwan’s medical and health services, according to TAITRA.

The delegates will also look at the potential business opportunities that are anticipated after Chinese citizens are allowed to make independent visits to Taiwan, TAITRA said.

It will be the largest delegation of its kind to visit China since 2008 when representatives of Taiwanese hospitals made the first of such trips.