eached 662,100 in 2018, 53,700 more than that in 2017, the ministry said in March.

Among those, 65,800 were sponsored by public funding while 596,300 were self-funded.

A pilot zone for the medical sector’s opening-up will be established in th

e port city of Fangchenggang, South China’s Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, ac

cording to a declaration published on the First International Medical Innovation and Cooperation Forum.

The Fangchenggang Declaration of International Medical Innovation and Cooperation Forum has been made by over 1,0

00 participants from 21 countries or organizations as the outcomes of the forum that ended last week.

The establishment of the “International Medical Opening-up Pilot Zone (China)” in Fan

gchenggang is expected to create opportunities for regional medical cooperation, said the declaration.

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