Healthy opportunities in China

China's developing healthcare system has the potential to boost a number of sectors including insurance, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment manufacturing.

The problem of how to provide adequate healthcare to well over a billion people is a tough one. It has taken the Chinese government two years to formulate a policy blueprint that outlines how it is going to achieve its goal of providing basic universal healthcare coverage by 2020. And the changes underway will affect the insurance industry, the pharmaceutical firms and the manufacturers of medical equipment.

The ultimate goal is to create a basic healthcare system that serves people...

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