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China's healthcare: from laggard to leader

Industry experts say the country is increasingly outstripping Western counterparts in medical skills and technology.

A doctor reading medical images on a screen during a diagnostic competition between an AI machine and human experts at the China National Convention Center in Beijing. In 2016, the government released its 13th Five-Year Plan, where remote healthcare, the Internet and technology were singled out as keys to revamping China's healthcare system.

GOOGLE China's healthcare industry and the search is likely to toss up articles on topics like the country's shortage of doctors, crowded hospitals and dearth of local clinics. While China does grapple with a whole host of issues in healthcare, it sometimes overshadows how it is also going from...

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