CHINA TO BECOME WORLD'S LARGEST OTC MARKET: FOREIGN EXPERTS

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China will become the world's largest OTC (Over the Counter medicine) market by the middle of the century, said experts at the ongoing 2005 China OTC Consumer Healthcare Summit here Thursday. "With its robust growth, China is going to be the largest OTC market in the world by mid-21st century," Nicholas Hall, CEO of Nicholas Hall & Company (NHC), one of the world's leading consultancies in the OTC market, made the remarks in the southwest municipality of Chongqing.

Xinhua (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-12/01/content_3865345.htm)