Executive board and management of the German-Chinese Society of Medicine at the 115th anniversary of the foundation of the Tongji clinic in Shanghai and the opening of the extension in Wuhan.
For the German-Chinese cooperation in medicine the Tongij clinic is of major importance. It was founded In 1900 by the German doctor Erich Paulun with 20 beds in Shanghai. Tongij was the first clinic in China founded by a German and quickly became an important medical institution. In 1955 the clinic was relocated from Shanghai to Wuhan in accordance with the national development policy.
60 years after the relocation, the clinic – with an excellent reputation worldwide – is expanded considerably. The members of the executive board and management of the German-Chinese Society of Medicine were invited to the ceremonial opening of the newly constructed Tongij clinic on the Optical Valley campus in Wuhan on the 28th of October. The management presented the first construction stage of the clinic with more than 1,000 beds, completed with a planning and construction period of only two years.
Participants of the ceremony included the mayor of Wuhan, Wang Yong, President Ding Lieyun of the Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Mr Yang Youwang, chairman of the committee for Health and Family Planning in Hubei, Prof. Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, academician of the National Academy of Sciences in America, Stanford University, Prof. Christian Ohrloff, President of the German-Chinese Society of Medicine, Prof. Chen Anmin, President of the Chinese-German Society of Medicine, Prof. Xu Yongjian, President of the Tongji clinic, and Mrs Wu Jing, chairwoman of the party committee of the Tongij clinic.