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Development of Hong Kong Chinese Materia Medica (HKCMM) standards

Hu-Biao Chen*, Tao Yi   

  1. School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
  • Received:2009-12-16 Revised:2010-02-10 Online:2010-03-15 Published:2010-03-15
  • Contact: Hu-Biao Chen*


The development of HKCMM standards is one of the achievements of developing Hong Kong into an international centre for Chinese medicine. In order to enable more people concerned to have an intimate knowledge of this standard, the author was invited to introduce the development of HKCMM standards to readers, including: 1) the history of the project and the basis for legislative supports; 2) the composition and operation of the regulatory division, the research institution and the evaluation committee; 3) the progress of HKCMM standards; 4) the contents and features of HKCMM standards.

Key words: Hong Kong Chinese Materia Medica standards, HKCMM standards, Quality evaluation

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