Guangxi plans to build medical pilot zone for intl cooperation
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Fangchenggang, a port city in southern Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, plans to set up an international medical opening-up pilot zone and build it into China's special zone for medical innovation and cooperation, announced local government officials at a roundtable conference on May 26.


Government officials, distinguished guests, and entrepreneurs from China and India take a group photo at the International Medical Innovation and Cooperation Forum (China-Shanghai Cooperation Organization) on May 26. [Photo by Luo Sheng/]

Fangchenggang enjoys unique regional advantages and an excellent ecological environment. In addition, the city has high-level opening-up opportunities through sea and land. Fangchenggang is expected to provide more effective supporting policies for international medical innovation and cooperation, according to Ban Zhongbai, mayor of the city.

To promote the substantial progress of the medical opening-up pilot zone, the city has developed the concept of "one zone and two cities." One zone refers to the international medical opening-up pilot zone, and the two cities are the international medical health and wellness city, as well as the international pharmaceutical manufacturing city, which consists of the China-India pharmaceutical industrial park and the Europe-America new and special medicine industrial park, which aims to entice the well-known pharmaceutical enterprises of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states to invest in it, Ban added.


The roundtable conference is attended by representatives from 16 major Indian pharmaceutical enterprises and more than 20 Chinese companies. [Photo by Luo Sheng/]

Jayaseelan Jaganathan, chairman of the Indian Drug Manufacturers' Association, said that China has a fast-growing medical market with enormous market opportunities. Indian pharmaceutical companies are willing to establish friendly and cooperative relations with Chinese counterparts to expand the Chinese market and attract more customers with cost-effective medicines.

Fangchenggang will build a better and more efficient business environment, as well as provide single-window service and one-on-one approval mechanisms for businesses, aiming to build the opening-up pilot zone into China's special zone for medical innovation and cooperation, said Ban.


Companies from China and India sign a memorandum of cooperation on the China-India Medical Pilot Zone at the roundtable conference. [Photo by Luo Sheng/]

The city will start the construction of the China-India Pharmaceutical Industrial Park, with an area of 67 hectares, which will provide a cooperation platform for Indian and Chinese companies, according to Ban.

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