Guangdong launches pilot hiring scheme for Macau and HK TCM professionals

The Traditional Chinese Medicine Bureau of Guangdong Province has indicated that it will hire 12 Hong Kong and Macau doctors for some medical institutions in Guangzhou and Shenzhen as part of a new pilot scheme.

Applicants must meet the conditions set out in the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA) between Mainland China and Macao and Hong Kong to be able to pursue professional activities in Mainland China, such as being qualified to practice legally professional activities in Hong Kong or Macau and hold a valid certificate for the exercise of professional activities.

Institutions covered include the Guangdong Second Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, the Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Shenzhen Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, the Shenzhen Hospital of Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine, the Shenzhen Bao’an Pure Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital and the Shenzhen Guangming Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine Inheritance and Innovation.

Macau authorities are preparing to establish a new dedicated department and legal framework to lay the groundwork for the surveillance and manufacturing of TCM in the SAR while establishing legislation regarding the registration of TCM to ensure the quality and safety of all the Chinese medicines manufactured.

Traditional Chinese Medicine has also been selected as one of the four key sectors at the forefront of the Guangdong-Macao In-depth Cooperation Zone in Hengqin.

In 2011, the SAR government and the Guangdong provincial government entered a joint venture to establish The Guangdong-Macao Traditional Chinese Medicine Science and Technology Industrial Park on Hengqin Island.