We ran across this interesting article in MDDI on the market potential of China.  Though the United States and Europe both greatly surpass China's healthcare, China is expected to catch up to Europe by 2020.  A healthcare stimulus was implemented in China, which has lead to investment in the country’s healthcare infrastructure.  China’s ultimate goal is universal healthcare for its citizens by 2020.  Currently, healthcare spending is low in China, but it is expected to increase.  Unfortunately, China has been struggling with rising labor and shipping costs.  However, these circumstances have encouraged the medical technology industry to become more prominent and invest in R&D.