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Eu Yan Sang

Out and about

Overseas Chinese tycoons are the stuff of legend, and legions of stories - real, fantastic and somewhere in between - have attached themselves down the years to these larger-than-life characters.

Sunday, 4 October, 2009, 12:00am

Programme for medicinal purposes

While Eu Yan Sang International continues to invest in facilities and technology in Hong Kong, it also pours capital into human resources. The company initiated an internship programme with Hong Kong Baptist University to nurture future specialists in traditional Chinese medicine in Hong Kong.

7 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Herbalist finds right formula

Eu Yan Sang International was established as a herbalist shop, offering remedies to tin mine workers in Malaysia in 1879 and opened its first shop in Hong Kong in 1904, helping to make the city an international hub of traditional Chinese medicine.

7 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Pilot scheme boosts traditional medicine

Beijing is stepping up measures to regulate practitioners of Chinese medicine as part of efforts to promote traditional remedies and meet the mainland's vast need for health care.

Chen Zhu, recently appointed health minister, is an advocate of traditional medicine and is expected to make it one of his policy priorities, according to a Ministry of Health source.

8 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Mixed massages

Traditional Chinese medicine is moving from its herbal-smelling, dusty confines to the marble- clad luxury of Hong Kong hotels, as spa-goers seek variety in relaxation and health services.

But does such a move risk trivialising a discipline that has struggled for decades in Hong Kong to be considered on par with western medicine?

10 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Kentucky at root of ginseng crisis

The price in Hong Kong for wild American ginseng could increase due to a cut in exports from Kentucky, one of the medicinal herb's biggest producing states in the US, a local dealer said.

17 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Eu Yan Sang mogul dies

The chairman of the household-name medicine brand Eu Yan Sang, Joseph Eu William Ye, has died. He was 80.

Eu fainted in his Kuala Lumpur home after complaining of back pain on Friday. His family took him to hospital, where he died at about 1am on Saturday, The Straits Times in Singapore reported.

3 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Modernising a tradition


CHINESE MEDICINE has been practised for thousands of years but has only recently been formally recognised in Hong Kong. From this month, existing practitioners will have the authority to issue sick leave certificates to their patients, while universities are beginning to offer degrees in the field.

16 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Watch this face - Alice Wong Suet-ying

Alice Wong Suet-ying

Managing director of Eu Yan Sang (Hong Kong), a subsidiary of global health care group Eu Yan Sang International, a leader in the field of traditional Chinese medicine.

15 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Products register set to shake up the Chinese medicines market

The market for Chinese medicines in Hong Kong is expected to undergo a major shake-up after the launch yesterday of a new product-registration system.

The system requires all manufacturers of Chinese medicines to provide clinical proof of their claims to cure ailments, and state the levels of toxins, pesticide residues and microbes contained in their products.

20 Dec 2003 - 12:00am