According to World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies,
China bestowed awards upon the researchers dedicated to the
development of traditional Chinese medicine on April 10 in Beijing.
Tzi-chiang Lin from Australia, Chen Keji from China, and David
Molony from the US won the awards.
Lin founded the division of Chinese medicine at the Royal
Melbourne Institute of Technology, and composed the first Chinese
medicine textbooks that are well accepted by Western countries. Lin
promoted the legislation of Chinese medicine in Victoria, and the
making of the first international law on Chinese medicine.
David was a government official in the US, who pushed the making
of Chinese-medicine-related laws there, to legislate the usage of
acupuncture therapy in 46 states, rather than the original 26, and
the usage of medicinal herbs in 20 states. He was also the one who
introduce Chinese medicine to many other countries. The first
acupuncture society in Milan, Italy, was founded by him under the
authorization of the WHO.
Chen is a famous doctor in China, who made the TCM diagnostic
criteria for blood stasis and coronary disease, which won for him
the National Science and Technology Advancement Award.
(Chinanews.cn April 13, 2007)