An Unprecedented Evil Persecution: About the Authors

About the Authors

Michel Wu, was a reporter for China’s state-run Xinhua International News Department and is the former director of the Radio France Internationale’s (RFI) Mandarin language service.

Clive Ansley, BA, MA, LL.B, and LL.M, graduated from the University of British Columbia, University of Windsor and the University of London and is a Canadian human rights lawyer who practiced law in Mainland China for 14 years. He speaks and reads in Chinese and has managed over 300 litigation cases in Chinese courts. As a former professor of Chinese History, Civilization, and Law he provides international expert analysis on China’s law. Mr. Ansley taught at the University of Windsor, the University of British Columbia, the Law Faculty of Shanghai’s Fudan University, and the Law Faculty of Shanghai’s Jiaotong University

Chang Chin-Hwa, Ph.D., graduated from the University of Iowa, currently Senior Professor of Graduate Institute of Journalism, National Taiwan University. She is an award winning teacher and a current board member of the Chinese Communication Society (CCS).

David Kilgour, J.D., former Canadian Secretary of State for Asia-Pacific, senior member of the Canadian parliament and nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work related to the investigation of forced organ harvesting crimes against Falun Gong practitioners in China. He was a Crowne Prosecutor and longtime expert commentator of the CCP’s persecution of Falun Gong and human rights issues in Africa. He co-authored Bloody Harvest: Killed For Their Organs and La Mission au Rwanda.

Yuan Hongbing, one of the most internationally renowned Chinese dissidents is a novelist and philosopher in exile, famous for his poetry and political activism. He is a law graduate of Beijing University and became the head of the School of Criminal Procedural law at Beijing University. Yuan served as China interim government congressman and is the founder and first committee member of The Chinese Cultural Freedom Movement and first chair of China Federal Revolution Party. He is editor-in-chief of and is based in Australia.

Zhang Tianliang(Shujia Gong), Ph.D., former adjunct professor of George Mason University, is Dean of the Department of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the New York based Feitian Academy of the Arts. He is a popular columnist at the Epoch Times and senior commentator at New Tang Dynasty Television and guest commentator at Voice of America. He is the author of China’s Path to Peaceful Transition.

Edward McMillan-Scott, former vice president and senior member of the European Parliament, is the founder of the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR), and received the Medal of Honour by the European Inter-University Centre (EIUC) for Human Rights and Democratization. He is a long-time observer of China’s human rights situation with a particular interest on Falun Gong and Chinese human rights attorney Gao Zhisheng.

Xia Yiyang(Heng He), is an expert on Chinese politics, economy, sociology, and history and has extensive research publications on these topics. He also specializes in pathophysiology and immunology in China and the United States, and is a high profile presenter at international conferences.

Katrina Lantos Swett, J.D., is the former Chair and now committee member of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). In 2008, she established the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice and serves as its President and CEO. She teaches human rights and American foreign policy at Tufts University.

Teng Biao, human rights lawyer and former professor at China University of Political Science and Law, is currently a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School. He is the founder of the New Citizens Movement and Director of China Against Death Penalty in Beijing. A long time China rights activist Teng participated in the cases of Sun Zhigang, Hu Jia, Chen Guangcheng, Gao Zhisheng, Cao Shunli, and Falun Gong cases.

Wu Huilin, Ph.D., a former National Taiwan University Economics professor, is a visiting scholar at Chicago University Economics Department, researcher at Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research, professor at Shih Hsin University and professor at the Graduate Institute of Technological & Vocational Education at National Taipei University of Technology. He authored “The Surface and Truth of China’s Economic Reform,” and published over 100 scholarly articles and current affairs commentaries.

 Torsten Trey, M.D., Ph.D., is the founder, Executive Director of Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting, a Nobel Peace Prize nominated NGO based in the United States. Dr. Trey and David Matas jointly edited “State Organs—Transplant Abuse in China.” He is a notable researcher, an international expert with extensive publications on unethical organ procurement and transplant abuse in China.

Kirk C. Allison, Ph.D., director of the Program in Human Rights and Health of the Center of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Dr. Allison has provided testimony to the Congressional House Committee on Foreign Relations concerning organ harvesting in China.

Huang Shiwei, M.D., attending physician at National Taiwan University Hospital, Vice Chairman and Spokesperson of Taiwan International Care Association for Organ Transplants, has interviewed many patients, middlemen, and transplant surgeons in Taiwan. A longtime observer of China’s source of transplant organs, Dr. Huang is dedicated to ending illegal organ procurement practices in China.

David Matas, awarded Canadian human rights lawyer and appointed member of the Order of Canada, serves on the board of directors of The International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development of Canada. In 2010 he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work related to the investigation of forced organ harvesting crimes against Falun Gong practitioners in China. Matas co-authored with David Kilgour Bloody Harvest: The Killing of Falun Gong for their Organs and co-edited State Organs—Transplant Abuse in China with Dr. Torsten Trey.

Theresa Chu(Wanqi Chu), lawyer and Taiwan Falun Gong Human Rights Lawyer Group spokesperson, is a legal consultant for DAFOH in Asia. Ms. Chu has assisted Falun Gong practitioners in the lawsuits against Jiang Zemin, Luo Gan, and other highranking CCP officials. She also has represented Falun Gong in the lawsuits of ten CCP officials for the crime of genocide and is the co-author of The Chinese Book of Living and Dying.

Carlos Iglesias Jimenez, Spanish human rights lawyer representing Falun Gong practitioners in lawsuits, successfully prosecuted Jiang Zemin and four other high-ranking CCP officials with crimes of genocide and torture. He is the Europe Director of the Human Rights Law Foundation. He spoke at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva informing its members about the persecution of Falun Gong.

Vina Lee, is based in New York and Company Director of Shen Yun Performing Arts and President of the Feitian Academy of the Arts. Born in China before the Cultural Revolution, she studied dance and was the first generation graduate from Beijing Dance Academy. She was a principal artist with Guangdong Dance Theatre and relocated to Australia.

Yang Senhong, senior Taiwanese journalist, human rights activist and program host at Radio Taiwan International, founded and operated by the Taiwanese government, is founder of the NGO Taiwan Association for Human Rights (TAHR). He was editor-in-chief at Taiwan News and director of Taiwan News Financial Weekly.