The Epoch Times: Today's tragic truths of China's $ 1 billion organ harvesting business/industry



Wednesday, June 30, 2021


2016 reported values of organs harvested in China.

The Tragic Truth: Organ Harvesting in China

Commentary

Callista L. Gingrich
Callista L. Gingrich  
Newt Gingrich
(The Epoch Times—June 30, 2021) In the June 29 Epoch Times commentary, "The Tragic Truth: Organ Harvesting in China," Newt Gingrich* shares crucial, credible concerns about China's $ 1 billion organ harvesting business/industry.

For nearly two decades, allegations of organ harvesting in communist China have emerged. Today, China’s organ transplant trade is estimated to be a $1 billion industry, reportedly fueled by the exploitation of “prisoners of conscience.

After conducting an investigation, a seven-member international and independent China Tribunal issued a judgement in December 2018. The judgment concluded, “The Tribunal’s members are certain—unanimously, and sure beyond reasonable doubt—that in China forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience has been practiced for a substantial period of time involving a very substantial number of victims.”

China’s organ transplant industry began to increase dramatically in 2000. Hundreds of hospitals offered transplants, thousands of transplant surgeons were trained, transplant research was conducted by the military, and the immunosuppressant industry was subsidized by the state.

While transplant patients in most western countries wait months or even years for an organ transplant, the wait times for a procedure in China have been as short as weeks, days, or even hours.


STOP China Organ Harvesting presentation.


Initially, Chinese officials claimed that voluntary donors...

 


 *Newt Gingrich, Republican who served as House speaker from 1995 to 1999, ran as a presidential candidate in 2012.


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