Forced organ harvesting
In the 21st century forced organ harvesting became a profitable big business for the Chinese Communist Party which holds atheism as its supreme doctrine (See also: Atheism and human rights violations).
For most of its history, China, did not have an organ donation system at all. Traditional Chinese custom requires bodies to be preserved whole after death. On February 25, 2011, the Yangzi Evening News noted that, since the launch of the Nanjing Organ Donation pilot program in March of 2010, not a single voluntary organ donation had been received. Over the past 20 years, only three people had donated their organs in Nanjing City. In Shanghai, the first organ donation from a deceased organ donor happened on August 21, 2013. Yet there are 11 transplant centers in Shanghai approved by the Ministry of Health.
Since organ transplantation has been made a high priority in the Chinese Communist Party’s national strategy and heavily emphasized as a future emerging industry, a large number of organ transplant projects have been funded under major national programs. The Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Education, other departments, and the military have invested heavily in research, development, and personnel training in transplantation technology to meet the needs of this rapidly-growing industry. New capabilities and techniques have emerged and been extensively spreading, allowing live organ transplantation in China to grow into a large, industrialized operation in less than two decades.
According to an internal survey conducted by China’s Public Security Bureau, by July 1999, at least 70 million people in mainland China were practicing Falun Gong. The massive organ supply available from Falun Gong practitioners was, to hospitals and transplant professionals, an opportunity. Hospitals grasped the opportunity. They innovated continuously in transplant capabilities and technology. The innovations became standardized and shared among the hospitals. Within a few years, liver and kidney transplants became routine clinical surgery. Organ transplantation techniques and volume increased rapidly. National level transplant centres popularized their clinical technology throughout the country, trained a large number of transplant doctors, and led the exponential growth of China’s transplant industry.
Before 2000, the technology in kidney and liver transplants had matured through the sourcing of organs from prisoners sentenced to death and prisoners of conscience. The repression of Falun Gong opened up a mass organ supply. If the Chinese Communist Party had not approved and supported the mass killing of Falun Gong for their organs, it would not have been possible for the transplant profession and the hospitals to participate in and benefit from these killings. Since 2001, the Party has incorporated organ transplantation into its Five-Year Plans.
- Sharing System Moves Chinese Organ Transplantation into the Public Welfare Era, China Economic Weekly, 2013, Issue 34 Liu, Yanqing.
- China Human Organ Donation and Transplantation Committee was established, National Health and Family Planning Commission of the People's Republic of China, 2014-03-07 http://www.nhfpc.gov.cn/
- Number of Falun Gong practitioners in China in 1999: at least 70 million.
- Update to ‘Bloody Harvest’ and ‘The Slaughter’, Chapter Twelve: A State Crime IV. Party Policy and Transplant Volume, Hon. David Kilgour, Ethan Gutmann, & David Matas, 2017.