News in Review

DAFOH Secretary Urges Medical Journals to Boycott China’s Transplant Research

In BMJ’s Views and Reviews, consulting nephrologist and DAFOH Secretary Adnan Sharif from Birmingham, UK explained why medical journals should stop publishing transplant research from China.  The mounting evidence of organ procurement from living prisoners of conscience and the implausibility of the Chinese government’s official transplant data should raise sufficient ethical concerns to ban publication of any transplant research from China.


Chinese Provinces Advertise Vital Organ Prices

In an effort to whitewash its black-market organ industry, the CCP has ordered provinces to set local prices for organs. However, pricing is the opposite of what medical costs would be. For example, Henan province advertises a heart for less than a kidney, while a child’s organ is less than an adult’s. Prices most likely reflect market value and organ demand. In addition, the CCP has never been able to explain its exponential organ industry growth, while a number of investigative reports have concluded that Falun Gong practitioners are the primary victims of forced live organ harvesting.


After Mentioning Organ Theft on Social Media, Chinese Law Professor’s Accounts Disappear

China University of Political Science and Law Professor Luo Xiang had 2.5 million followers on Weibo until he posted a video about criminal gangs around the country that abduct homeless people for illegal organ harvesting. Despite raising concern over a serious crime, all of his media posts disappeared after his video circulated in June 2021. Perhaps the censors were concerned that the professor’s comments might raise awareness among the Chinese people that their own government is actually the world’s biggest criminal organ trafficking gang.


Organ Donation Coordinator Exposes Unethical Methods That Violate International Standards

A former organ donation coordinator from northeast China said he was really only a salesman who used the lure of money to convince poor or indebted people to donate their critically ill loved ones’ organs. This is in direct violation of internationally accepted guiding principles that forbid monetary compensation for organ donation. He also said China’s transplant industry is rife with corruption and bribery where everyone from hospitals, doctors, and local police profit from convincing people to donate organs.


U.S. Scientific Institutions Train and Collaborate with Chinese Scientist Spies

Influential academics in the U.S. have profited by collaboration with CCP agents, such as Xiang Gao, a scientist who stole vital American biotechnology for use in China’s biowarfare program. Gao obtained a PhD at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and did post-doctoral training at the Roche Institute of Molecular Biology, Jackson Laboratory, Maine, and the University of North Carolina. He then set up identical labs at Nanjing University in eastern China with People’s Liberation Army scientists linked to China’s biowarfare program in order to make human ACE-2 receptors in genetically engineered mice more susceptible to coronaviruses.


Lagos Assembly Reviews Bill Criminalizing Illegal Organ Harvesting

A Nigerian bill to regulate human organ harvesting and transplantation has scaled its second reading. The Lagos State House of Assembly reviewed the Lagos State Organ Harvest and Transplantation Bill 2021 during a plenary session in June. The Chairman of the House Committee on Health, Hakeem Sokunle, explained that the bill captures the legal framework for the regulation of organ transplantation. The bill requires that “a person who removes the organ of another person for a reason other than for therapeutic purposes commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a term of 10 years without an option of fine.”


Dozens March in New Zealand’s Capital to Protest China’s Forced Organ Harvesting

Several dozen people marched along the streets of Wellington, NZ to protest the repression of Falun Gong practitioners in China and their being subjected to murder through forced organ harvesting. The group handed out flyers with information about organ harvesting in China and asked people to sign a petition calling for an end to the religious persecution of Falun Gong by the Chinese Communist Party. A brass band played as the group set up a demonstration of a Falun Gong practitioner being tortured.