Hong Kong Free Press

A government initiative to promote the development of traditional Chinese medicine has been criticised as “unsustainable”  by animal rights activists because of its use of products made from threatened species.

The two-month traditional Chinese medicine campaign was launched on Thursday by the Food and Health Bureau, in collaboration with the mainland National Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine (NATCM). Programme coordinators said that they aim to promote “a healthy lifestyle with Chinese characteristics.”

Traditional Chinese medicine