Half of the Nobel Prize for medicine this year went to Chinese scientist Tu Youyou, who used traditional herbal medicine to extract a new kind of anti-malaria agent. Some see it as a great victory for Chinese Traditional Medicine, showing that it has drawn the attention of international academia, while others are still skeptical of it. Watch this special CCTVNEWS interview with Rao Yi, an accomplished neurobiologist from Peking University, who has been doing historical research of China’s development of Artimesinin while focusing on Tu Youyou’s work.
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