China, home of Tu Youyou, winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize for medicine, is not known for its prowess in drug innovation, but the “Made in China 2025” strategy aims to change that. Photo: Reuters

Why China is going all out to invent new, stronger, cheaper drugs … it’s not all about challenging the West

China’s big ambitions to become a powerhouse of pharmaceutical innovation is as much about the well-being of its people as it is about narrowing the gap with the West

Topic |   Made in China 2025

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China, home of Tu Youyou, winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize for medicine, is not known for its prowess in drug innovation, but the “Made in China 2025” strategy aims to change that. Photo: Reuters
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