On October 21, the opening ceremony of the 2021 China-ASEAN Conference on Partnership in Medicine and Health was held at Peking University (PKU), convening an online audience from its 21 Chinese members and 22 ASEAN members.
Cohosted by the PKU, the ASEAN-China Center (ACC) and the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital of Mahidol University, the conference was also the General Assembly of the China-ASEAN University Consortium on Medicine and Health.
The opening ceremony was followed by a council meeting of the consortium, keynote speeches and three forums. The council meeting, in particular, reviewed success of the consortium and deliberated on topics related to its development in the future.
The opening ceremony featured remarks by President Hao Ping of the PKU, Director-General Liu Jin of the Department of International Cooperation and Exchanges at the Chinese Ministry of Education, President Qiao Jie of Peking University Health Science Center, Chinese Co-Chair Zhan Qimin of the consortium, Director Wang Hongliu of General Affairs and Coordination at the ACC, ASEAN Co-Chair Prasit Watanapa of the consortium, and Vice Dean Lau Tang Ching of the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore.