Transplant Tourism Website in China Taken Offline

By Epoch Times

Until some point in May it was possible to go to the unassumingly titled cntransplant.com website and, then and there, place a phone call to arrange a transplant organ from a hospital in Tianjin, China.

“Medinet Healthcare Center. … We are the fruits of one tree, leaves of one branch,” the site once beckoned.

“We … are here to assist the patients in getting a kidney, liver or heart transplantation in China.” Its hospitals, the site said, operated with all appropriate licenses, and “are surely where the dying patients reborn.”

Patients, known as “transplant tourists,” would then fly to China to get their new organs and emerge “reborn.”

Organs of this sort in China invariably come from executed prisoners—though the type of prisoner is disputed. China is in the shaky beginning stages of attempting to set up a voluntary organ donation system, to exist alongside the harvesting of organs from prisoners.

The Slaughter is done and the reviews are out

THE BOOK
The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China’s Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem
by Ethan Gutmann

The inside story of China’s organ transplant business and its macabre connection with internment camps and killing fields for arrested dissidents, especially the adherents of Falun Gong.

Mass murder is alive and well. That is the stark conclusion of this comprehensive investigation into the Chinese state’s secret program to get rid of political dissidents while profiting from the sale of their organs–in many cases to Western recipients. Based on interviews with top-ranking police officials and Chinese doctors who have killed prisoners on the operating table, veteran China analyst Ethan Gutmann has produced a riveting insider’s account–culminating in a death toll that will shock the world.

Tiananmen Square In Context

By Hon. David Kilgour, J.D. 

In the spring of 1989, following the death of the former reform-minded Party Secretary Hu Yaobang, hundreds of thousands of Beijing residents took their complaints about widespread party corruption and other governance issues to the streets. Shielded by the presence of numerous foreign journalists covering the visit to China’s capital by then President Mikhail Gorbachev of Russia, many also demanded democracy, the rule of law and freedom of media. Their courage inspired demonstrations in 80 cities across the country, and estimates that about 100 million persons from all walks of life participated in the protests.

Then paramount leader Deng Xiaoping, who had twice been purged by hard-liner Mao and thus might have become a bridge to post-communism, pluralism and representative government, like his visitor Gorbachev, tragically opted instead to characterize events as a “counterrevolutionary riot.” Wuer Kaixi, one of the protest leaders, noted, “We repeatedly communicated to senior levels of the government that if they wished the students to withdraw they had to ‘give them a ladder to stand down’… or else they would not go.”

Over 4600 People Sign to Stop the Organ Pillaging in China (Video)

By China’s Forbidden News
With the exposure of the CCP’s living organ harvest on Falun Gong practitioners, the mainland people’s signature collection in protest against it continues to grow. After the first three times nearly 18,000 signatures were collected. A few days ago, the media reported that 4700 signatures were collected to condemn the CCP’s atrocity in the Tangshan area from January to May. According to the U.S. Minghui report from Hebei on June 4th, since January a total 4688 signatures were collected in Tangshan calling on the CCP to stop the atrocity of organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners.

Flip flopping in China over sourcing organs from prisoners

by David Matas

A public lecture at the Galbraith Building, University of Toronto, 28 May 2014

I want in this talk to cover two topics: the evidence of the killing of Falun Gong for their organs; and recent developments in China on this issue.

Evidence

I am a lawyer in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in private practice. My clients are primarily refugee claimants seeking protection in Canada. I have been engaged in this work for almost all of my professional career.

Because my clients flee human rights violations, I have become familiar through my work with the human rights situation in many countries, including China. I try, as best I can, not only to assist my clients in obtaining protection, but also to combat the human rights violations which caused them to flee. In addition to tribunal and court work for individual clients, I have become involved in research, writing, advocacy and activism in the broader human rights scene.

Statement to all-party Health Committee of Greek Parliament about organ pillaging

By Hon. David Kilgour, JD.

Athens June, 4, 2014

Mr. Chairman and honourable members,

It is a pleasure to be back in Greece, where your nation has had such a profound influence on so many of the world’s civilizations, including their philosophy, literature, art, sculpture, theatre, music and governance during about thirty centuries.

Falun Gong Persecution

Falun Gong (or Falun Dafa) is a spiritual discipline which seeks to improve body and ethics. It contains features of traditional systems, like Chinese Qigong, Buddhism and Daoism (Taoism), combined with a set of gentle exercises. Because it grew astonishingly rapidly across China from its inception in 1992, the Party saw it as a threat, labeled it a cult, and commenced persecution against practitioners from mid-1999 to the present day.

A campaign to bring greater freedoms to 1.3 billion people in China

By Help Free China

The Help Free China campaign has evolved from the award-winning documentary film“Free China: The Courage to Believe”, co-produced by NTD Television (a non-profit media network) and World2Be Productions. The film, which was completed and released theatrically in June 2013, not only raises awareness about the illicit organ transplant trade in China but it’s also a powerful story about how we can unite and peacefully stand up against oppression.

Today, despite the facade of economic progress, China still remains a dictatorship. All media are censored and controlled by the Communist Party. Perhaps worse still, right now, there’s a form of genocide taking place, where millions of innocent people are put into slave labor camps…and even killed for their organs.

Virginia Medical Society Asks US to Investigate China’s Organ Transplant Practices

By Minghui.org

The Medical Society of Virginia (MSV) has passed a resolution to condemn systematic, state-sanctioned organ harvesting in China and to express its support for a pending House Resolution in the U.S. Congress of the same nature.

“It [organ harvesting] is medical malpractice, immoral. I would consider it a modern holocaust in medicine,” said Dr. Manuel M. Belandres, the initiator of the resolution, an MSV member and a general trauma surgeon. “And the only way to stop that is to give them a voice of conscience. It is not the right way to do things, to harvest organs. It’s state-sanctioned… It’s totally, absolutely wrong and a new form of evil,” Dr. Belandres said.

The resolution calls for “a full and transparent investigation by the United States Department of State into organ transplant practices in the People’s Republic of China, and for the prosecution of those found to have engaged in such unethical practices.”

“How Can They Be This Evil!” – People in China Protest the CCP’s Live Organ Harvesting

By Minghui.org

As the rest of the world has learned about the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP’s) crime of harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners, so have the citizens of China. They have expressed shock and dismay at what the CCP is capable of.

Local citizens from Tangshan City in Hebei Province, Tianjin City, Qinhuangdao, Zhangjiakou City, and others have signed petitions protesting this brutal practice. They have also demanded an investigation into the crimes of Bo Xilai and Zhou Yongkang for participating in this crime.

The horror is so hard for people to believe that local citizens are beginning to see through the lies of the Chinese government. They have begun to express their heartfelt feelings, saying, “How can people be this evil?”

Forced Organ Harvesting Continues in China, Canadian Lawyer Says

By Epoch Times

The Chinese regime’s macabre practice of killing prisoners of conscience for their organs and selling them to transplant tourists for “huge money” has not abated—that was the grim message imparted at a University of Toronto seminar on May 28.

Forced organ harvesting in China was the topic of the seminar, and Winnipeg-based human rights lawyer David Matas told his audience that the vast majority of organs are seized by killing illegally imprisoned Falun Gong practitioners who are targeted by the state.

Matas is co-author of two books on the subject, Bloody Harvest: The Killing of Falun Gong for Their Organs and State Organs: Transplant Abuse in China. His work on drawing attention to the issue worldwide since 2006 garnered him a Nobel Peace Prize nomination in 2010.

Seminar: Forced Organ Harvesting in China – guest speaker DAVID MATAS

By The Star

On Wednesday, 28 May 2014 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT) Toronto, Ontario David Matas, a Canadian human rights lawyer, will speak about the continuing Chinese practice of harvesting organs from executed prisoners of conscience.

In China a heart can be purchased and transplanted for about $130,000, a kidney for $62,000.

The organs are largely harvested from prisoners of conscience, such as Falun Gong members, and purchased by desperate transplant tourists who fly in and out without considering the source. The practice made international headlines in 2006 with a report by Winnipeg-based human rights lawyer David Matas, who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work. He turned that study into a book, Bloody Harvest: The Killing of Falun Gong for Their Organs.

Uighur Attacks in China – Ethan Gutmann’s Interview on RTHK Hong Kong Radio

Ethan Gutmann’s interview on “Uighur attacks in China” can be heard on “China takes over the world” a hot Hong Kong Radio show.

LISTEN TO RADIO INTERVIEW

A new book titled Strategic Reassurance and Resolve: U.S.-China Relations in the Twenty-First Century says that competition between China and the United States is inevitable but it can be limited to avoid the worst outcomes. Michael O’Hanlon, a coauthor of the book and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, joins us to explain how this can be accomplished.

In the second half of the show, Ethan Gutmann, veteran investigative journalist, talks about the recent horrific attacks in China that the government has condemned as acts perpetrated by Uighur separatists. Ethan also talks about his forthcoming book, The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China’s Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem.

A Chinese Witness: 14 People Had Kidney Changed At Same Time (Video)

A Chinese Witness: 14 People Had Their Kidney Changed At Same Time

Recently, a Chinese netizen who had his kidney transplanted 13 years ago contacted NTD Television. He said that 14 kidney patients had their kidney changed at the same time with him in the hospital. A doctor told him that the kidney donor was very healthy. This patient suspected that the kidney was from live organ harvesting of a Falun Gong practitioner.

This patient didn’t give his name for security reasons, he told NTD about his experiences in Guangzhou.

A Chinese netizen: “I affected uremia in 2001, I noticed this problem in 2001.
Two months later I had my kidney changed. I was lucky I only waited for 30 minutes after I stood in a queue, they faxed out my blood type, half an hour later, they told me to stay in the hospital next day.”

NYC Rally Offers Chance to Quit the Chinese Communist Party

By Epoch Times

NEW YORK—More than a thousand practioners of Falun Dafa rallied at the United Nations headquarters at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza Park Wednesday. They celebrated World Falun Dafa Day, appealed to the world to help stop the brutal persecution of Falun Dafa in China, and supported a growing number of Chinese who are quietly withdrawing from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

“The darkness and panic of the 15 years of persecution can’t be described by human language,” said Charles Lee, spokesman for the Global Center for Quitting the Chinese Communist Party, part of a movement known in Chinese as Tuidang.

Parallel Lives Meet in New York – Shiping Lu Recalls Atrocities

By Epoch Times

NEW YORK—Shiping Lu said she still sometimes dreams of the police in China chasing her. The 47-year-old Falun Dafa practitioner, originally from the Chinese city of Harbin, now lives in Finland with her husband. This past week she was in New York where she joined 8,000 practitioners from around the world for a conference involving a series of events that celebrate the wonderfulness of the spiritual practice, but also remind of the persecution in China, and those still suffering from the terrible oppression.

Every practitioner has a story. Before Lu gained asylum in Europe in 2007, her life had gone from peaceful to a series of tumultuous, tragic events.

She has been practicing since 1995, when a 28-year-old Lu came across the books of Falun Dafa at her mother’s house.

Chinese Man Detained for Revealing CCP’s Organ Harvesting and Live Burial Practices

By Associated Press

BEIJING— A Beijing man who supplied information to a dissident-run U.S.-based news website has been detained on charges he made up stories that disparaged the Chinese government, police said Tuesday.

Xiang Nanfu was accused of providing false stories to Boxun.com that authorities harvested organs and buried people alive, according to a police statement. It said Xiang worked with Boxun.com to incite public dissatisfaction against the government.

Last week, China announced the detention of a prominent journalist, Gao Yu. She was accused of leaking a document from the ruling Communist Party to a publication abroad.

Investigative Report on How the Chinese Regime Uses the Former Vice Minister of Health, Huang Jiefu, to Conceal its Unethical Organ Procurement Practices

Foreword I. Unusual Characteristics of China’s Organ Transplant Operations after Year 2000 1. Extremely short waiting times 2. Ample high quality donor organs 3. Drastic increase in organ transplant numbers II. Using Executed Prisoners to Hide the Real Source of Organs in China 1. From routine denial to admitting ‘very isolated cases’ of extracting organs…

The Slaughter: Doctors Witness Live Organ Harvesting

by NTD Television

Following the exposure of Chinese Communist Party’s live organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners, more and more secret investigations have been conducted to identify the authenticity of the allegation. The Slaughter is a new book soon to be released in August. Written by former U.S. think tank researcher Ethan Gutmann, this book illustrates the live organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners by a doctor who eye witnessed the entire process.

Recently, Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting interviewed former U.S. think tank researcher Ethan Gutmann about his new book The Slaughter, a painstaking collective investigation and records of live organ harvesting of more than 100 witnesses.

Among them was a surgeon with a peerless reputation for integrity and candor. He has personal and direct knowledge of the organ harvesting of Falun Gong in the Chinese mainland, said Gutmann. On August 12 when the book is released, the experience and identity of the doctor will be revealed.

Parliamentarians Against Forced Organ Harvesting Forms In Asia

by NTD Television

Upon the insistent exposure of the CCP’s brutal persecution of Falun Gong, especially the crimes of live organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners, many more international communities have stood up for justice demanding the end of the persecution. Recently, Parliamentarians Against Forced Organ Harvesting (PAFOH) in Asia branch was created, with 27 parliamentarians from Taiwan, Australia and Hong Kong.

Since early 2014, International Care Association of Organ Transplant and Human Rights Law Foundation in Taiwan have pushed forward the establishment of PAFOH.

Falun Gong, the Government of China and Organ Pillaging

by  Taipai Times

To form any trade agreement with China requires consideration on a raft of issues ranging from labor standards and environmental protection, to human rights. It also means admitting that China is ruled by oligarchs and plutocrats, has no regard for the rule of law and allows state-sponsored organ harvesting.

“I don‘t know why any rational person would want to [sign] an agreement with China in any matter… Personally, I wouldn’t even enter an agreement with China selling popcorn,” says David Kilgour, a former member of the Canadian parliament who is internationally known for his commitment to ending human rights abuses across the globe.

It was a message Kilgour delivered during his visit to Taipei earlier this month. Having served as a member of parliament for 27 years, during which he did a stint as Secretary of State for Asia-Pacific between 2002 and 2003, the former politician has been a long-term observer of Taiwan’s democratization. To show his support for the Sunflower movement, Kilgour arrived on April 8, and immediately went to the then-occupied Legislative Yuan where he gave speeches outside and talked at length to protestors.