Ante Simonić’s Talk on TCM Development in Croatia
Simonić, the former Croatia ambassador to China was interviewed by WFCMS during his recent visit to China in March.
During his tenure in China, as the ambassador, he visited many TCM hospitals, universities, clinics etc and he was deeply impressed by the effect of TCM. He also sang high praise of WFCMS, with the help of which, he has been promoting the short, middle and long term cooperation between the top medical universities in Croatia and Hou Liping rheumatism hospital.
Croatia is small Mediterranean country with four million and half population, which is thirsty for Chinese practionners and TCM education. After the establishment of the first Confucius school in Croatia, he hoped for another one, which may provide TCM education.He also hoped that more and more Chinese experts would be sent by WFCMS
(Ante Simonić was Deputy Prime Minister of Croatian Government, responsible for science, education, culture, health and social affairs. He also served as councilor of the City of Rijeka1996./7., and is still councillor of Primorsko-goranska county from 2004. He is actual President of the county Committee for Education, Science and Technology. He was advisor in Ministry of Health of the Republic of Croatia, member of national committees for Drug Admnistration, for Biomedical Sciences, for Cooperation with UNESCO)