April 12, 2024

China hosts ‘Memorial for Organ Donors’, refuting evidence of live organ harvesting

The Chinese state newspaper Global times on Sunday praised the Communist Party for organizing a “national commemorative event for human organ donation,” giving Beijing’s organ industry a veneer of legitimacy as evidence persists for years that the party kills political prisoners to sell their bodies.

Journalists, human rights activists and eyewitnesses – including a doctor who claims to have harvested the organs from a living and healthy political prisoner – have long accused the Communist Party of killing political prisoners on demand in order to sell their organs to individuals willing to do so. to pay. the ability to schedule transplants quickly. Chinese officials have reportedly targeted Falun Gong practitioners, who are known to abstain from drugs and alcohol, and Uyghur Muslims, whose organs can usually be sold to wealthy Muslims in the Middle East, potentially killing thousands each year people die.

At a congressional hearing in late March, one of the top researchers in the field, Ethan Gutmann, told U.S. lawmakers that, based on discrepancies in government documentation on organ transplants, China appears to be killing as many as 50,000 Uyghurs a year. to steal their organs. China is currently engaged in what the free world widely recognizes as a genocide against Uighurs and other Turkic ethnic groups in occupied East Turkistan, placing millions in concentration camps and subjecting them to indoctrination, slavery, forced sterilization and other atrocities.

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The Chinese government insists its booming organ transplant industry has grown legitimately and that all organs are donated voluntarily. It is increasingly organizing events to showcase its massive organ transplant industry. For example, in December China hosted two events on “organ donation” in connection with the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), China’s global plan to use predatory lending to influence poor countries.

The newspaper wrote this in its report on Sunday Global times claimed that 6.7 million people in the country have registered to donate their organs in case of untimely death and many enthusiastically participated in memorial services for organ donors on Saturday.

“A memorial event for organ donors was held at a cemetery in the outskirts of Hangzhou on Saturday afternoon. After some donors were given eco-burials on the spot, those present presented flower baskets and offered their condolences to their families,” the state propaganda channel said. The next day, a separate event used “storytelling, plays, recitations, song and dance” to share “the moving stories and spirit of great love of organ donors and their families, organ transplant recipients, organ donation coordinators, medical personnel to share’. and Red Cross employees and volunteers.”

Medical students from Zhejiang University present flowers to human organ (remains and tissue) donors at the Zhejiang Red Cross ‘Life Respect Garden’ at Qianjiang Cemetery in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China on March 30, 2024. (Costfoto/NurPhoto via Getty images)

The events would coincide with the upcoming Qingming Festival, or “Tomb-Sweeping Day,” when many in China visit the graves of their loved ones, clean them and leave offerings to honor the dead.

“In China, the Qingming Festival and the days leading up to the festival are a time for beneficiaries and people from all walks of life to commemorate organ donors,” the spokesperson said. Global times explained. “In recent days, several provinces such as Jiangsu in eastern China, Hainan in southern China, Sichuan and Chongqing in southwest China and Hebei in northern China have organized local commemoration ceremonies.”

Primary and secondary school students visit the mausoleum of Malan Revolutionary Martyrs for Tomb-Sweeping Day in Bazhou, Xinjiang province, China, on April 1, 2024. (Photo by Costfoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The state-run newspaper also noted that Beijing is anticipating the implementation of a law passed in December that would streamline organ donation and transplants. The Communist Party law focuses on enthusiastic “organ donation publicity” to convince more Chinese people to sign up as donors” and “provisions on organ procurement and distribution…making the entire process more transparent and fair.”

China has been suspected for years of killing political prisoners to sell their organs.

“In the early 2000s … wait times for transplants went from many months to just weeks, days and sometimes hours,” researcher Matthew Robertson told the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) during the March hearing. “Organ transplantation went from a specialized therapy that mainly targeted party cadres to a routine treatment available throughout the country.”

Robertson said Beijing “hosts a state-sponsored marketplace for human organs in China, with prices openly advertised on hospital websites and significant price differentials between foreign and domestic patients.” The websites do not explain how, in a system that claims to use only voluntarily donated organs, hospitals can quickly obtain human organs on demand.

A 2022 study from the Australian National University (ANU) concluded that evidence from China’s organ transplant system suggested Beijing turned surgeons into “executioners”, citing “problematic explanations of brain death” that blamed the direct cause of many prisoners having their organs removed . transplanted turned out to be doctors who cut their bodies into pieces.

“The leader of China’s transplant industry wrote in 2007 that in fact 95% of all organ transplants came from prisoners,” the researchers noted. In many cases, the report noted, “since the donors could not have been brain dead before organ procurement, the declaration of brain death could not be medically justified.”

The research covers the period from 1980 to 2015.

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