Greek and Chinese universities are to join forces to set up a special health center near Athens.
The University of Western Attica and the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine have signed an agreement to establish a Tai Chi Health Center which will open in September.
The Greek Tai Chi Health Center will also offer qi gong and acupuncture training courses for health professionals, as well as courses on Chinese and Greek culture.
Among its goals is the combining of traditional Chinese medicine and philosophy with the principles of Modern (Western) medicine.
A long-term objective is the creation of an integrated postgraduate-study program at the Tai Chi Health Center.