Professor HUANG Luqi
Chinese Academy of Engineering

Professor Huang Luqi, academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, vice-president of China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, director of National Resource Center for Chinese Materia Medica, leading researcher, group leader of the experts guiding group for the national survey on Chinese Medicinal Material Resources, head of Chinese Medicinal Material Resources innovation team of key area issued by Ministry of science and technology, former national 973 plan project chief scientist, hold posts concurrently as the chairman of Chinese Materia Medica identification Committee, which is the branch of China Association of Chinese Medicine, director of the medicinal plants and plant medicine professional board of botanical society of China, also the chairman of the technical committee of Chinese medicinal materials seeds (seedling) standardisation.


He won the second prize of state science and technology progress award as the first completed person three times, published more than 500 professional papers on domestic and international top-level publications, obtained seven patents, edited 12 books as the chief editor. He was awarded the China Academy of Engineering—Guang Hua engineering science and technology prize (youth award), “The state special support plan”—National Millions of Talents Project, Science and Technology Award for Chinese Youth and the supervisor of the national outstanding doctoral dissertations.


Traditional Chinese medicine is China's traditional advantageous resource. In recent years, China has made remarkable achievements in the field of traditional Chinese medicine. As China's unique health resources, outstanding cultural resources, important ecological resources and potential economic resources, traditional Chinese medicine is increasingly valued at home and abroad.


General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out that: "We should promote traditional Chinese medicine to the world, as well as effectively inherit, develop and make good use of traditional Chinese medicine -- the precious treasure left to use by our ancestors." Meanwhile, the national strategic planning of the "Belt and Road" clearly proposes that China will expand cooperation with the countries along the "Belt and Road" in the field of traditional medicine.  Conducting international cooperative scientific program of traditional Chinese medicine and building platforms for international scientific and technological exchanges and cooperation in traditional Chinese medicine conform to the exchange, cooperation and win-win spirit of the "Belt and Road", and are important measures to implement the national strategy.


Traditional Chinese medicine is also a unique link between the Chinese civilization and the civilizations of the world. The external communication and exchanges of traditional Chinese medicine and medicine has a long history. According to the records of Song Hui Yai Ji Gao, through the Arabs, the government of the Song Dynasty exported more than 60 kinds of Chinese herbal medicine to Africa and other places through the Bureau for Foreign Shipping, which added the species of medicinal herbs in these regions and promoted the development of medical service. With the change of human medicine models, medical models, and disease spectrum, modern medicine cannot meet the needs of human disease prevention and health preservation. The international community has been aware of the value of traditional medicine, mainly including traditional Chinese medicine.


While the development of the subject of traditional Chinese medicine faces many opportunities, there are also many constraints and challenges. For example, resource dependence in the development of traditional Chinese medicine and the effect of traditional Chinese medicine has not yet been legally approved by most countries, the standard system of traditional Chinese medicine is subject to external factors, and the advantages and features of traditional Chinese medicine cannot be brought into full play, etc. To solve these problems needs to be promoted through large-scale international cooperation research programs. All in all, based on the national requirements, national strategy, world's needs, discipline development and so on, it is really necessary to carry out the big scientific plan for cooperation in traditional Chinese medicine, which is of great practical significance.

Belt and Road Initiative: A New Era of Internationalisation of Chinese Medicine
2017.10.21 (Sat)
11:30 am – 12:45 pm
Tsang Chan Sik Yue Auditorium (AAB201), 2/F, Academic and Administration Building, HKBU, Kowloon Tong

The “Belt and Road” public lecture by Professor Huang Luqi (11:30am -12:45pm) will immediately follow the Seventh Honorary Professorship Conferment Ceremony-cum-Seminar of the School of Chinese Medicine (9:45 am-11:20 am) on 21 October 2017. Registered Chinese medicine practitioners who attend both events will be awarded 3 CMP credits. For registration, please visit the SCM website (http://scm.hkbu.edu.hk/honprof).