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Chinese traditional medicine gains popularity at home and abroad

With Chinese traditional medicine gaining popularity, China hopes to translate the economic boom into a cultural one.

Some scientists in the West have long disputed the therapeutic value of traditional Chinese medicine, but it seems the ancient craft is gaining popularity at home and abroad.

It’s even been hailed by Xi Jinping‘s government as “the gem of Chinese science”.

Al Jazeera’s Rob McBride reports from China‘s biggest traditional medicine market in the city of Bozhou.