By The Associated Press WriterThe practice of medicine is booming in China, where the population is rapidly expanding and its economy is booming.
In the United States, doctors are increasingly being prosecuted for fraud and are now being asked to register as agents of foreign powers, which could make it harder for them to practice medicine in the country.
But the practice is not illegal in China.
Doctors who are in China are considered agents of their country’s government, which has the authority to shut down practitioners who are accused of corruption.
“China is in a good position, given that the number of Chinese doctors is growing and their numbers are rising,” said James Loh, professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore.
“This is not a new phenomenon, it’s just the first time that China has taken this step.
So, it is an interesting one.”
Loh, who is based in Beijing, said he has seen a number of cases in China in recent years.
One is a Chinese doctor who was charged in July with allegedly stealing $8 million from a Chinese company, a crime that could have cost him his medical license.
He is serving a sentence of up to six years in prison.
Another Chinese doctor is currently under investigation for allegedly accepting bribes from a U.S. government contractor.
Loh said he suspects the doctor’s lawyer was paid by the U.N. for the case.
In a rare instance, a doctor from China was charged with defrauding the U