Shanghai forum discusses elderly care

Huang Yixuan
Forum's aim was to promote more exchanges and learning between China and Japan related to the health care industry in an aging society. 
Huang Yixuan

A forum in Shanghai on Friday discussed the medical and health care industry and social system innovation in an aging society.

The aim of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University-Kobe University Joint Forum and the second “Innovation X Co-creation” China-Japan Enterprise Innovation Cooperation Forum was to encourage communication between Chinese and Japanese innovative start-ups, government departments and experts, and to promote mutual exchanges and learning between enterprises in both countries.

Xu Xuemin, Jiao Tong’s vice principal, Takeda Hiroshi, Kobe’s principal, and Isomata Akio, Consul General of Japan in Shanghai, shared their expectations for more communication and cooperation between China and Japan related to health care and caring for the elderly.

Li Qing, vice president of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, outlined the current situation of China's health care industry and the opportunities for China-Japan cooperation. 

Xu Qihua, director of Shanghai Welfare Center and chairman of the city’s association of the old-age service industry, presented current developments and trends in Shanghai’s services for the elderly, pointing out that in the future more attention should be paid to the construction of embedded community services and the construction of a long-term insurance-led care system.

Oka Toyoki, general secretary of JCIPO (the Japan-China Investment Promotion Organization) and executive officer of Mizuho Bank, presented his analysis of the health care industry and financial industry in an aging society and expected to see a fair and just, rich and sustainable society where anyone can live in peace and security in 2050.

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