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Edmonton,”Fue un día en que la bondad verdaderamente triunfó.”

Así es como Michael Cooper, MP de Edmonton-St. Albert, se describe la abril 25, 1999, evento en el que se estima 10,000 los practicantes de Falun Dafa se reunieron en Beijing para protestar pacíficamente el tono endurecimiento de los medios estatales en contra de su práctica y la detención ilegal de sus compañeros de práctica en las cercanías de Tianjin.

Cooper hizo estas declaraciones en un acto celebrado en el doctor de Edmonton. Wilbert McIntyre Gazebo de abril 22 para conmemorar el aniversario de la apelación. La manifestación también escuchó a Garnett se arrodilló, MP de Sherwood Park-Fort Saskatchewan, y adherentes de Falun Dafa (también llamado Falun Gong) que experimentó persecución en China.

Fue la mayor manifestación pacífica pro-democrático en China desde la plaza de Tiananmen manifestaciones pro-democráticas de 1989. Era una hazaña notable.

- MP Michael Cooper

La protesta fue el mayor recurso de la libertad de creencia en la historia reciente de China, Y la última vez adherentes de Falun Dafa fueron capaces de reunir antes de la brutal persecución contra la práctica se puso en marcha en julio 1999 por el Partido Comunista Chino entonces (CCP) líder Jiang Zemin.

‘Una hazaña notable’

“Es un honor estar aquí para estar con [los practicantes de Falun Dafa] la veracidad, compasión, y la tolerancia, ser solidarios para conmemorar a los valientes más de 10.000 hombres y mujeres que [reunido] en Beijing en ese fatídico día del mes de abril 25, 1999,”Dijo Cooper. Veracidad, compasión, y la tolerancia son principios rectores de Falun Dafa.

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Garnett se arrodilló, MP de Sherwood Park-Fort Saskatchewan, conversaciones en una reunión en el doctor de Edmonton. Wilbert McIntyre Gazebo de abril 22, 2017 con motivo del 18 aniversario de la edición de abril 25, 1999 apelar en Beijing por los practicantes de Falun Dafa. (Omid Ghoreishi / La Gran Época)

"Hombres y mujeres, que se levantó por la justicia, quien defendido la libertad, que se enfrentó a los derechos humanos, quien se puso de pie para las decenas de practicantes de Falun Gong que días antes habían sido detenidos, detenido, y golpeado. Fue la mayor manifestación pacífica pro-democrático en China desde la plaza de Tiananmen manifestaciones pro-democráticas de 1989. Era una hazaña notable," él dijo.

Pero la respuesta del régimen chino era típico de un “brutal dictadura comunista,”Cooper observó.

A tan sólo tres meses más tarde, el régimen de Jiang lanzó una campaña de persecución contra Falun Dafa, que en el pasado 18 años ha dado lugar a miles de familias se destruyen, muchos enviados a campos de trabajo, muchos torturados hasta la muerte, y muchos más perdieron la vida en el comercio trasplante de órgano sancionado por el estado ilícito de China.

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Dr. Minnan Liu de la Asociación de Falun Dafa de Edmonton habla en un mitin en el doctor de Edmonton. Wilbert McIntyre Gazebo de abril 22, 2017 con motivo del 18 aniversario de la edición de abril 25, 1999 apelar en Beijing por los practicantes de Falun Dafa. (Omid Ghoreishi / La Gran Época)

“A la vista de algunos de los abusos y delitos contra los derechos humanos más graves cometidos en el mundo moderno por la dictadura Comunista de China, cómo tienen los practicantes respondieron?”Preguntó Cooper.

"[Han] respondido con toda tranquilidad, mediante la educación, a través de una campaña de sensibilización, para arrojar luz sobre los malos-los males que se cometen en una base del día a día en China contra Falun Gong, y las decenas de millones de practicantes de la derecha a través de China “.

La extracción de órganos forzada

Cooper dijo a la multitud que él y su compañero MP Genuis y otros en la Cámara de los Comunes seguirá presionando al gobierno canadiense para obligar a Beijing para detener la persecución y promover la “libertad, democracia, y los derechos humanos “.

Canadá puede jugar un papel importante, defender los derechos humanos universales. Tenemos la responsabilidad de hacer eso, especialmente cuando el gobierno habla de aumentar nuestro compromiso con China.

- MP Garnett se arrodilló

arrodillarse, que recientemente introdujo una la factura del miembro privado para combatir la sustracción de órganos forzada de presos de conciencia en China, dicho persecución en contra de todas las comunidades de fe en China va en aumento.

“A medida que China hace todo lo posible para blanquear su imagen internacional, la persecución está aumentando, Es cada vez peor, y que requiere una fuerte respuesta de los que estamos en el Oeste y en todo el mundo comprometidos con la justicia y los derechos humanos,”, Dijo a la manifestación.

arrodillado de proyecto de ley C-350, que revive un proyecto de ley presentado en el último Parlamento por el ex ministro de Justicia Irwin Cotler liberal, enmendar el Código Penal del Canadá y Ley de Inmigración y Protección de Refugiados. El proyecto de ley pretende que sea un delito para que alguien adquiera un órgano que saben obtenida sin el consentimiento, y para hacer que las personas involucradas en la extracción de órganos forzada inadmisible en Canadá.

Luo Zehui (R) relata a través de un traductor cómo su padre se desmayó bajo tortura y luego incinerado en vida en China por practicar Falun Gong en un acto en el doctor de Edmonton. Wilbert McIntyre Gazebo de abril 22, 2017. El evento se llevó a cabo con motivo del 18 aniversario de la edición de abril 25, 1999 apelar en Beijing por los practicantes de Falun Dafa. (Omid Ghoreishi / La Gran Época)

De acuerdo con las investigaciones realizadas por el ex secretario de estado canadiense David Kilgour, abogado canadiense de derechos humanos David Matas, y el periodista de investigación estadounidense Ethan Gutmann, hasta 90,000 trasplantes de órganos tienen lugar en China sobre una base anual, con la mayoría de ellos que son prisioneros de Falun Gong de conciencia que son asesinados por sus órganos.

“Canadá puede jugar un papel importante, defender los derechos humanos universales. Tenemos la responsabilidad de hacer eso, especialmente cuando el gobierno habla de aumentar nuestro compromiso con China,"Dijo Arrodillado.

Persecucion

La manifestación oído de dos practicantes de Falun Gong que experimentaron personalmente la persecución, mientras que en China.

Calgary residente Luo Zehui retransmitida en un emotivo discurso a través de un traductor que su padre, Jiang Xiqing, se puso en un campo de trabajo forzado y torturado por practicar Falun Gong.

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Zhang Ping (R) relata a través de un traductor cómo fue encarcelado varias veces en China por practicar Falun Gong en un acto en el doctor de Edmonton. Wilbert McIntyre Gazebo de abril 22, 2017. El evento se llevó a cabo con motivo del 18 aniversario de la edición de abril 25, 1999 apelar en Beijing por los practicantes de Falun Dafa. (Omid Ghoreishi / La Gran Época)

Jiang desmayó bajo tortura, y luego fue incinerado mientras él todavía estaba vivo, un Luo llorosa dijo.

Zhang Ping, También de Calgary, hablado de cómo tanto su estado físico y mental mejoró con la práctica y cómo fue capaz de armonizar sus relaciones con los miembros de la familia y en su comunidad, Gracias a Falun Gong.

sin embargo, debido a la campaña de persecución del PCCh, que fue arrestado y detenido en múltiples ocasiones. Finalmente se escapó de China para venir a Canadá en 2015.

“Después de salir de mi ciudad natal, en menos de un año oí unos tres practicantes de Falun Gong más compañeros que murieron de la persecución," ella dijo.

"Había 43 de muertos confirmados a nivel local y 989 en mi provincia desde que comenzó la persecución “.

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On Oct. 24, 2016, in San Francisco, Peiqi Gu talked about her family’s educational values, and how she almost lost the chance to complete school in China due to the persecution of her spiritual faith—Falun Gong. (Cat Rooney/Epoch Times)On Oct. 24, 2016, in San Francisco, Peiqi Gu talked about her family’s educational values, and how she almost lost the chance to complete school in China due to the persecution of her spiritual faith—Falun Gong. (Cat Rooney/Epoch Times)

SAN FRANCISCO—”For 16 años, I’ve been living in the fear of being persecuted for my faith,” said Peiqi Gu, 30, who grew up in communist China. Her faith is Falun Dafa, a Buddha School practice of the mind, cuerpo, y el espíritu, which is freely enjoyed nearly everywhere in the world, with the notable exception of China.

Just one year before the persecution began, Gu, a la edad de 11, took up Falun Dafa (también conocido como Falun Gong) with her mother. According to an official study, algunos 70 other people in China were also practicing Falun Gong; Falun Gong sources say the number was over 100 millón.

This traditional meditation system advocates high moral values associated with truthfulness, compasión, and tolerance as taught in the teachings of Zhuan Falun.

“I always can find very profound meaning about life, about the universe in Dafa, in reading Dafa,” said Gu, as well as how to be a good person, and how “to deal with tribulations and troubles of life.”

When the persecution started and the communist party-controlled T.V. began vilifying Falun Gong, Gu was in total disbelief. The programming aimed at instilling public fear of and hatred for Falun Gong in an attempt justify the brutal persecution.

“I was shocked because it was absolutely the opposite of what I learned by … practicing and reading the Dafa book ,because Dafa always tells you to be a good person, by following the principles of truthfulness, compassion—benevolence—and tolerance,” Gu said.

Gu and her mother set out to counteract the slander by telling others of their positive experiences with the practice. Todavía, these actions placed them directly in harm’s way.

This is a story of a loving family sticking together, of a young college girl forging a path to spiritual freedom, and in doing so, strengthening her voice to dispel the lies against Falun Gong.

Education a Family Priority

For Gu’s family, education was a top priority.

Peiqi Gu grew up in China as an only daughter of two loving parents who valued education. (Cat Rooney/Epoch Times)

Peiqi Gu grew up in China as an only daughter of two loving parents who valued education. (Cat Rooney/Epoch Times)

“I am the only child in my family. I was a very, very super-spoiled girl,” Gu said.

“It’s funny, since first grade to twelve,” Gu explained, her mom was up first to start breakfast. Her dad waited until the very last moment before calling Gu to wake up to allow her as much sleep as possible. After eating or while Gu ate, her mom did her hair. Dad got her school bag arranged, and put her shoes on then assisted her with a coat.

“Then … my dad would just open the door, so I could just run and go to school. Y, my parents even moved to an apartment that was next door to my high school, so I just needed to walk five minutes to go to school and be seated in my classroom.”

School was a safe place until February of 2006, “that’s the day I will never forget, … my mom and I got arrested,” Gu said.

Arrest and Threats

Gu, her mom, and her aunt’s family were on holiday break at a hotel. “Six of us were arrested, and we were interrogated and questioned by the police separately,” Gu said.

Peiqui Gu was arrested in China along with her mother for talking about Falun Gong. The police threatened to abduct her from school and place her in detention.

Peiqui Gu was arrested in China along with her mother for talking about Falun Gong. The police threatened to abduct her from school and place her in detention. “Nobody was willing to help us… So, I feel that the whole family had collapsed,” Gu said.

“Then they figured out that only my mom and I practiced [Falun Gong], y [asi que] they released my aunt’s whole family.”

The arrest happened as a result of Gu and her mom giving out free DVDs to resort shop owners. The DVDs had information dispelling propaganda ploys by the government-controlled media to turn the public against Falun Gong.

Mom and daughter also talked to a shop owner about their personal experiences of becoming healthy and better people by living by truthfulness, compasión, y la tolerancia.

At the police station, Gu’s mom refused to tell the police where they had gotten the DVDs they were passing out. The police then “start to threaten my mom that they would stop my education and ruin my future,” Gu said.

Después 48 hours in the police station, “they sent my mom to a detention center, and they asked my dad to take me home. The police … told my dad, who is not a [Falun Gong] practitioner, to take care of me because I [ahora] have a criminal record in the police system, and that if I ever do that [de nuevo]… I would definitely be arrested and they would stop my college education.”

“It was the first time I [tenido] ever seen my dad so desperate,” Gu said.

The threats were also hard on her mother. “My mom thought of killing herself because if they would stop my education, my mom could not forgive herself,” Gu said.

Gu’s dad reassured them that everything would be okay. He decided to ask if he could take her place if Gu should go to jail, then her studies would not be interrupted.

Impact on the Family

Historically, the communist regime instills fear that can pit parents and children against each other as well as other loved ones. The fear is well founded.

There are chilling consequences for talking about Falun Dafa in public or not renouncing the faith when asked to by communist regime authorities. These well-documented consequences include incarceration, leading to such things as “sleep deprivation, threatening family members, denial of access to sanitation or bathrooms,” Amnesty International reports.

“The ill-treatment escalates to severe beatings, 24-hour surveillance, solitary confinement, shocks with electric batons,…”rack” torture…” and hundreds of other forms of unbelievably inhumane tortures,” according to Amnesty.

Out of fear of retaliation by the government authorities, Gu’s relatives turned their backs. “They just abandoned us in that dark night; I will never forget. They just left and … never called my dad.”

Instead of coming up with solutions, “they gathered all our relatives together … cursing us and blaming us,” Gu explained.

“Nobody was willing to help us out, to get out of that situation. Asi que, I felt that the whole family had collapsed.”

Now living in the United States, Peiqi Gu can openly practice Falun Gong. Her mission is to tell others about about the benefits of Falun Gong as shown here in a park in San Francisco on Oct. 24, 2016. (Cat Rooney/Epoch Times)

Now living in the United States, Peiqi Gu can openly practice Falun Gong. Her mission is to tell others about about the benefits of Falun Gong as shown here in a park in San Francisco on Oct. 24, 2016. (Cat Rooney/Epoch Times)

Ever since the day she and her mom were arrested, ella dijo, “I’ve been living in the fear of being persecuted.”

“I couldn’t imagine [anything] worse happening to me. So the only thing in my mind during the four years in college [en China] I was thinking about how to escape, to get out from that place,” Gu said.

Several opportunities to live elsewhere came up and she took them. The final stop was the United States. With the help of U.S. practicantes de Falun Gong, “I walked away from the fear little by little,” Gu said.

Dreams of Freely Practicing Falun Gong

After college, Gu tried several places outside of China to live. “I got a job and the company sent me to Laos, a … developing country. I told myself I would rather … live there instead of going back to China,” Gu said. No more worries of being abducted.

sin embargo, fear was still felt as her parents’ phone was monitored by local police.

Her job in Laos was with a hotel “where I found my interest in the hotel industry,” Gu said. Y en 2014 she got accepted to a U.S. school to get a master’s degree in hospitality management.

The school granted her the opportunity to attend a conference in the Dominican Republic where for the first time since the persecution began she was able openly to practice Falun Gong.

“That moment was so beautiful. I just felt so relieved by sitting there and practicing with practitioners. I realized … the whole world welcomes Falun Dafa,” Gu said.

The practice “is originally from China, but unfortunately most of the Chinese people are unable to know the beauty of Falun Dafa.”Peiqui Gu shows a cell phone photo of her father when he visited her in the summer of 2016. She was separated from her parents for two years, the longest time she ever spent away from them. Her father

Peiqui Gu shows a cell phone photo of her father when he visited her in the summer of 2016. She was separated from her parents for two years, the longest time she ever spent away from them. Her father “knows how hard I was trying to survive alone on the other side of the world by myself,” Gu said.

Gu decided right then to continue to do what she did in China, “keep telling others, especially Chinese people, what Falun Dafa is, [and about] the wonderfulness of Falun Dafa,” Gu said.

In May of 2016, she graduated with a master’s degree in hospitality management, which led to a good job as an accountant for a boutique hotel chain.

A New life in America

She recently had a reunion with father on his visit to the United States. She was so excited that after two years of being in the States, she finally got to see him.

“I have never [been] separated from my parents for that long,” Gu said.

As a young professional working as an accountant for a high-end boutique hotel chain, Gu is on top of her world with a new life in the United States and awaiting a reunion with her parents. (Cat Rooney/Epoch Times)

As a young professional working as an accountant for a high-end boutique hotel chain, Gu is on top of her world with a new life in the United States and awaiting a reunion with her parents. (Cat Rooney/Epoch Times)

Her dad couldn’t believe that his little girl was all grown-up, very independent, with school completed, a new life and friends, and a good job.

“He knows how hard I was trying to survive alone on the other side of the world by myself,” Gu said.

Gu’s family hope one day soon to be reunited permanently.

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Encima 6,300 practicantes forman un emblema de Falun Gong y los caracteres chinos, veracidad, la compasión y la tolerancia en la Plaza de la Libertad en Taipei el nov. 26, 2016. (Chen Po-Chou / La Gran Época)Encima 6,300 practicantes forman un emblema de Falun Gong y los caracteres chinos, veracidad, la compasión y la tolerancia en la Plaza de la Libertad en Taipei el nov. 26, 2016. (Chen Po-Chou / La Gran Época)

TAIPEI, Taiwán-Después de dos días de trabajo intensivo y preparación, un enorme símbolo apareció el centro del escenario en la Plaza de la Libertad de Taiwán, llamado así por su papel en la transición de la isla de gobierno de un partido a la democracia.

en noviembre. 26, llevando amarillo, azul, rojo, y la ropa de color negro, acerca de 6,300 practicantes de la disciplina espiritual Falun Gong formaron un gran emblema junto con los tres caracteres chinos para la veracidad, compasión, y la tolerancia, la enseñanza fundamental de Falun Gong. los símbolo, llamado “Falun” en “rueda de la ley china y significado,”Incluye la tradicional budista“wan " y taoístas “Taiji”. Es el emblema de Falun Gong, también conocido como Falun Dafa (Gran Vía de la Rueda de la Ley).

Los participantes, en su mayoría practicantes de Falun Gong que viven en Taiwán, profesionales incluidos procedentes de Japón, Corea del Sur, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Singapur, e Indonesia. La formación del carácter se ha convertido en una tradición anual, celebrada en noviembre, para conmemorar el mes de vuelta en 1997 cuando el Sr.. Li Hongzhi, el fundador de Falun Gong, visitó la isla por primera vez.

“El mundo necesita Verdad, compasión, y la tolerancia. "dijo Huang Chun-mei, organizador de la actividad y el vicepresidente de la Asociación de Falun Dafa de Taiwán. “Si todo el mundo en la sociedad sigue estos principios, nuestra sociedad será mejor “.

La formación del carácter, sin embargo, lleva un significado mucho más profundo. Huang Chun-mei explicó que la formación del carácter pondría un control de la violenta persecución continua de los practicantes de Falun Gong en China, y, contrariamente a la propaganda por el régimen chino, muestran que la disciplina budista se desarrolla en todo el mundo, con personas que practican Falun Gong en más de 100 países.

Del diseño a la Formación

La planificación y el diseño en realidad comenzó hace más de dos meses, dijo Wu Ching-Hsiang, un arquitecto retirado, que ha sido responsable de elaborar los planos de las formaciones de carácter de Taiwán desde 2009. También ha proporcionado dibujos para actividades similares celebrados en Washington D.C. y Nueva York.

Wu explicó en una entrevista telefónica por eso que conseguir el modelo correcto era un proceso tan largo: "Una vez, después de haber terminado un dibujo y de repente estaba dicho que no habría 1,000 participantes adicionales, Tenía que volver a dibujar rápidamente el plan maestro “.

Wu añadió que la historia de la formación del carácter en realidad se originó en China. Pero a diferencia de los realizados en China y otras partes del mundo, la formación en Taiwán implica a menudo las imágenes más complejas.

“Las formas geométricas que implican líneas rectas o ángulos de 90 grados no son difíciles,”Dijo Wu. “Se trata de imágenes con líneas curvas que son más difíciles.” Para dar un ejemplo, Wu añadió que los participantes forman el más complicado, pero bellos caracteres chinos en escritura administrativa, una forma de caligrafía china en la actualidad, en comparación con el estilo de escritura más simple en el pasado.

En China, tales formaciones de caracteres de gran escala eran comunes en China antes de julio 1999, antes de que comenzara la persecución. Desde entonces, practicantes en Taiwán, los Estados Unidos, y muchos otros países han tratado de mantener viva la tradición.

Wu dijo que en la formación de este año, además del emblema y los caracteres chinos, también hay rayos de luz representados en amarillo. estos rayos, de acuerdo con Wu, representar a la gracia de Buda que ilumina el mundo.

Preparación

Dos días antes de la formación de los caracteres, preparación en la Plaza de la Libertad comienza. Cientos de practicantes, en su mayoría de Taipei, llegar a láminas de plástico redondos manualmente lugar de colores y papeles pegados en sus lugares designados.

Wang Chung-tung, 66, un capitán retirado de la carga de océano y ex profesor asistente en Taipei Colegio de Tecnología Marítima, dicha largo de los años que había luchado previamente a través de las condiciones meteorológicas adversas, hormigas rojas, e incluso serpientes durante la preparación, como las formaciones a veces se llevan a cabo en el césped en lugar de hormigón.

Un sentido de agradecimiento a Falun Gong, Wang ha llevado a ser diligentes en los últimos años en ayudar con los preparativos para la formación del carácter. Wang se llevó a la práctica en 2002 después de sus 20 años de carrera de trabajo en el mar, donde “había una delgada línea entre la vida y la muerte.” Con Falun Gong, Dijo que ha encontrado el sentido de la vida que había anhelado durante sus años en barcos.

similar, Chuang Mao-chin, 56, un funcionario del gobierno se retiró de la Oficina Nacional de Comercio Exterior, dijo que había estado tomando parte en los preparativos desde 2011. El año pasado, Mao recordó cómo él todavía decidió ayudar con la preparación a pesar de que estaba bajo el clima, debido a la gratitud que siente por la buena calidad del sueño que ha disfrutado desde que comenzó a practicar Falun Gong en 2010.

Para muchos voluntarios resultando para la formación del carácter era la oportunidad de contar transeúnte, Chinos de la parte continental, especialmente los turistas-Liberty Square es un sitio de atracción turística popular en Taiwán sobre las injusticias que todavía sufren por los practicantes de Falun Gong en China.

“Los turistas encuentran fácilmente la formación personaje muy interesante, no sólo en el día de la formación real, pero días antes cuando la preparación está en marcha,"Dijo el Dr.. Huang Hui-chun, 37, un cardiólogo que trabaja en el Hospital de la Universidad Nacional de Taiwán, y un médico ya 2006.

Huang Chung-Peng, 56, propietario de una compañía de hardware mecánica en New Taipei City, dijo que una vez tuvo que explicar cómo Taiwan es diferente de China, cuando un turista chino se sorprendió al descubrir que el gobierno de Taiwán ha concedido el permiso para los practicantes de Falun Gong a mantener una gran actividad tan pública.

“Cuando China continental, después de usar el software anti-censura, ver fotos de la formación del carácter, se darán cuenta de cómo Falun Gong es practicado abiertamente en Taiwán,”Dijo Huang Chung-Peng.

Oportunidad Sólo en Taiwán

Para muchos practicantes de otros países asiáticos, para participar en la formación del carácter en Taiwán fue una oportunidad que no debe perderse.

“Falun Gong es bien recibido en todas partes del mundo, a excepción de China,”Dijo Kunio Sato, 53, dueño de un hotel en la ciudad japonesa de Chiba, quien nació en Harbin, China antes de trasladarse a Japón en 1980. Comenzó a practicar Falun Gong en 1996 y ha participado en la formación del carácter varias veces de Taiwán.

Para Rosy Ngygen, 34, Senior Account Manager de Vietnam que comenzó a practicar Falun Gong en 2012, la oportunidad era preciosa, dado que era imposible llevar a cabo una actividad a gran escala de este tipo en su propio país debido a la presión política de China.

Ngyugen explicó, “El gobierno vietnamita no se opone a Falun Gong, pero no quiere hacer el gobierno chino molesto ya sea “.

Kim Jung Soo, un funcionario del gobierno se retiró en el departamento de educación en Busan, Corea del Sur, tomó parte a pesar de que sólo había estado practicando durante tres días. Dio las gracias a su esposa por la introducción de él a Falun Gong. Dijo que había mostrado “la paz y la serenidad” como practicante de la última 14 años.

Mientras que los participantes se sentaron para la fotografía y la filmación, muchos turistas se detuvieron para autofotos con el telón de fondo raro y colorido.

"Hermosa. No sé la historia de este, pero a mis ojos, es muy hermoso,”Dijo la señora. Sangsajja, un ama de casa de Tailandia.

Jose Collazo, un analista de negocios de Puerto Rico, dijo que había escuchado sobre la persecución del grupo en China. Disfrutó de la formación del carácter.

“Es muy colorido. Me gustaría poder ver desde encima de la tapa," él dijo.

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Xin Ziling en una fotografía sin fecha. (Apolo neto)Xin Ziling en una fotografía sin fecha. (Apolo neto)

Xi Jinping es ampliamente malinterpretado por los medios de comunicación y los intelectuales porque no entienden la dinámica de poder dentro del régimen comunista chino hoy, de acuerdo con Maverick retirado funcionario de defensa Xin Ziling.

Nacido Canción Ke en la provincia de Hebei, en el norte de China, Xin unió el Ejército Popular de Liberación en 1950 a la edad de 15. Xin finalmente hizo director de la Universidad de Defensa Nacional de China, institución de educación superior más alta del país para el funcionario de defensa.

Hoy, Xin es mejor conocido como un crítico feroz del régimen que no tiene miedo de abordar temas sensibles, que es el autor de una muy crítico libro el ex dictador chino Mao Zedong; él tiene pronunciado contra la persecución de Falun Gong por el ex líder del Partido Jiang Zemin, una práctica espiritual tradicional china; y se unió a otros estudiosos y periodistas para pedir que el régimen de la censura finales.

Recientemente, Xin Ziling fue entrevistado por la edición en chino de Voz de America como parte de una serie en el 6 ° Pleno del Partido Comunista. Aunque la entrevista tuvo lugar antes de la reunión recién concluida, la identificación de las líneas de falla en la política de élite del partido sigue siendo muy pertinente. Hemos traducido la entrevista, y editado por brevedad y claridad.

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Pregunta: ¿Cuáles son sus pensamientos sobre el 6º Pleno?

Xin Ziling: Esta reunión se refiere a la lucha interna en el Partido Comunista de China. Xi Jinping, se dirige a un grupo de reformistas, y están siendo rechazadas por una facción liderada por Jiang Zemin.

El 6º Pleno traerá una resolución general para esta lucha, y tiene que haber una resolución completa en el período previo al Congreso Nacional del 19 de Partido Comunista; de otra manera, el 19º Congreso no se hace. Por ejemplo, Jiang si se sigue permitiendo algo que decir en los asuntos del día, que pudiera recoger otros tres miembros del Comité Permanente del Politburó [sirven a los miembros del Comité Permanente Liu Yunshan, Zhang Dejiang, y Zhang Gaoli son conocidos aliados de Jiang]. ¿Cómo es aceptable? ¿Qué será de China, a continuación,? También creo que [Xi Jinping] será concluyente resolver los problemas de organización en el 6º Pleno.

Ahora todo el partido ha apoyado esencialmente, Xi Jinping, asumiendo el título de líder del "núcleo". En otras palabras, La posición de Jiang Zemin como "núcleo" del partido está en decadencia; previamente, Jiang todavía tenía influencia, pero ahora muchos cuadros son mucho más claros sobre la situación general. Hace poco leí que los líderes de 28 provincias fueron sustituidos en un lapso de nueve meses. Si un grupo se niega a cambiar su mentalidad política y la postura, será reemplazado y se ocupó de la organización del partido.

Soy optimista sobre las perspectivas. Con esto quiero decir que Xi Jinping será victorioso, los reformistas serán victoriosos, y el pueblo chino triunfará. China no puede posiblemente progresar sin la purga de funcionarios-corruptos grandes tigres, tigres medianas, y los tigres viejos. ["Tigre" es la jerga del partido por altos funcionarios corruptos.]

Es también imposible para que se avance en la reforma política y cuestiones tales como la Masacre de Tiananmen y la rehabilitación política de Falun Gong, Jiang Zemin, si no se elimina. Con hileras de grandes tigres que obstruyen el camino, no hay manera de resolver estos problemas. Las condiciones y el momento debe ser adecuado para que se llegue a una solución integral, y su posible que algo saldrá de la 6ª Pleno que sacudir a la gente y el Partido.

Q: ¿Usted que piensa que Xi Jinping podría resolver los problemas de Tiananmen y de Falun Gong cuando se convierte en líder de "núcleo"?

por favor: No es una cuestión de probabilidad; Xi Jinping, sin duda resolver estos problemas. practicantes pueden y han presentado quejas criminales contra Jiang Zemin con el Tribunal Popular Supremo y la Fiscalía Popular Suprema ... estos órganos judiciales ya han aceptado estas quejas. Falun Gong y Tiananmen debe ser resuelto. Xi Jinping, no puede llevar esta carga de ahora en adelante; él es muy claro en esta materia.

Q: Los abogados de derechos humanos han sido detenidos, peticionarios han sido suprimidos, la libertad de expresión está siendo restringido, y muchas personas han sido procesadas por los comentarios que han hecho sobre internet. Podría haber sucedido si estos incidentes, Xi Jinping, no dio una inclinación de cabeza?

por favor: Permítanme hacer una aclaración. Hay actualmente dos centros de poder en el Partido Comunista de China. Y Xi Jinping, no tiene poder completo antes de que el 6 de Pleno.

Tome el aparato político y legal, por ejemplo. En teoria, después Zhou Yongkang se purgó, Xi debería haber recuperado el control sobre el aparato. En realidad, sin embargo, la dirección aparato 'puede ser influenciado de muchas maneras; muchos funcionarios aún están llevando a cabo políticas de Zhou Yongkang, ya sea consciente o inconscientemente.

Recientemente hubo un hombre llamado Wang Zhiwen [el ex coordinador de Falun Gong en Beijing] quien fue impedido de salir del país en Guangzhou. Xi Jinping, no es definitivamente detrás de esta. Debido a que las personas que bloquearon Wang todavía tienen algo de poder.

Hoy en día, que hace la culpa gente común cuando están descontentos con algo? Culpan al máximo líder, y dicen que es Xi Jinping, de hacerlo, incluso cuando no es su idea. Esta situación surge de calumniar y el llamado "ennegrecimiento avanzado" [gaojihei en chino].

Esos viejos tigres y grandes tigres de la facción de Jiang se enfrentan al destino de ser purgado. Así piensan: Si soy un fracasado, a continuación, voy a acabar contigo, también. A continuación, tratar de sabotear Xi, y dañar su reputación política. Pero Xi no está detrás de muchos incidentes; el cierre de Yanhuang Chunqiu [una publicación reformista corrió por los cuadros del Partido en su mayoría ancianos] fue la obra de Liu Yunshan [el jefe de la propaganda y la ideología].

En este momento, Xi Jinping, no puede abandonar sus planes en el 6º Pleno o sus objetivos generales para hacer frente a los problemas específicos causados ​​por la facción de Jiang. Como el líder de más alto rango, Xi tiene que hacer frente a todos estos problemas globalmente en términos de estrategia, dirección, y la política. Que necesita para obtener todos los cuadros para poner en práctica las políticas del centro de la fiesta; teniendo el máximo líder rectificar todos los problemas causados ​​por los cuadros no cumplen las normas es imposible.

Dadas las circunstacias, muchas personas, incluyendo los medios de comunicación y los intelectuales, tienen un montón de malentendidos acerca de Xi Jinping. Ellos ven las mayores restricciones a los medios de comunicación, y la gente que se detuvieron. Pero si Xi no tiene conocimiento de muchas cosas hasta que se llevan a cabo, lo que se debe hacer?

Q: No es Xi Jinping, consciente de que su reputación y la credibilidad se dañan cuando estas cosas suceden?

por favor: Por supuesto que es consciente. Y eso es lo que le impulsa a resolver todos estos problemas de una vez por todas en el 6º Pleno! Si Xi no toma medidas, lo que en última instancia se enfrenta a las autoridades chinas es que arrastran sus pies, o incluso la realización de lo contrario de lo que quiere. Algunos funcionarios podrían pensar: Ya no me permite aceptar sobornos, esta bien. No voy a hacer ningún trabajo, y llevar toda la administración del gobierno a un alto. Entonces la gente va a culpar a Xi Jinping.

La cuestión de la organización puede ser resuelto a través del nombramiento de nuevos funcionarios y limpiando la pizarra en el 19º Congreso. Jiang Zemin tiene construir sus redes de facciones en el partido durante más de dos décadas, y las raíces que se ha hundido entrelazamiento y muy profunda. Este no es un problema fácil de resolver, Xi, pero no será capaz de empujar a través de sus políticas sin fijar este problema. A continuación, el caso de la orden de no dejar Zhongnanhai [los funcionarios de la sede de la dirección del Partido en Beijing] persistirá.

Q: Por muchos meses, ha habido muchos cambios en las filas de la dirección provincial superior. ¿Usted cree que Xi Jinping es responsable de la reorganización?

por favor: Ciertamente. Ahora, muchos cuadros de nivel provincial son citas de Xi. Estos cambios se hicieron de personal para evitar un golpe político que tenga lugar durante el sexto Pleno y el 19º Congreso. Eso es también el razonamiento detrás de la reorganización de los principales líderes en 28 provincias 9 meses.

Q: Después de las recientes reformas militares, Xi Jinping, no tiene un control completo sobre los militares?

por favor: Podrías decirlo. La reforma militar es una operación masiva; francamente, Mao Zedong no se atreven a hacerlo, y tampoco lo hizo Deng Xiaoping. Xi lo ha hecho no tiene precedentes, pero por otra parte se vio obligado en él. Guo Boxiong y Xu Caihou [dos ex vicepresidentes militares caídos en desgracia] Hu Jintao tenido bajo su pulgar durante una década; todos en el ejército era leal a ellos. Si este problema no se resuelve en un nivel fundamental, es imposible obtener el control sobre los militares.

De hecho, Xi fuerza luchó de nuevo el control de las fuerzas armadas, y la lucha sigue en aumento. Recientemente, había cambios de personal muchos en la fuerza militar; esto se hizo para limpiar la influencia restante de Xu Caihou y Guo Boxiong. ¿Por qué es necesario? Debido a que muchos de los subordinados Xu y de Guo se encuentran todavía en la oficina, y cuyo lado están todavía no está claro. sin embargo, la situación general se ha resuelto, y Xi Jinping es firmemente en el control de los militares. Sin el control de los militares, no puede haber una manera para que Xi contraatacar en esta lucha en curso. Por lo que es razonable para Xi al haber empezado con la reforma militar, y para purgar Xu Caihou y Guo Boxiong.

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Torsten Trey, el director ejecutivo de Médicos contra la sustracción de órganos forzada, habla en un evento en Taipei el feb. 27, 2013. (Poche Chen / La Gran Época)Torsten Trey, el director ejecutivo de Médicos contra la sustracción de órganos forzada, habla en un evento en Taipei el feb. 27, 2013. (Poche Chen / La Gran Época)

Doctores Contra la sustracción de órganos forzada, una coalición gubernamental de profesionales médicos, ha declarado la fecha de la OCT. 1 el "Día Internacional contra la sustracción de órganos forzada.”Este año es la ocasión inaugural, y para marcar el grupo que ha pedido al Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos a tomar cartas en el abuso.

Las preocupaciones de DAFOH, como la organización se conoce a menudo, centrarse sobre todo en lo que describen como la matanza de presos de conciencia en China por los órganos de la práctica se cree por los investigadores para orientar principalmente practicantes de Falun Gong, una disciplina espiritual que se ha marcado para su eliminación desde 1999, así como otras comunidades étnicas o religiosas, como tibetanos, uigures, y, posiblemente, algunos cristianos “iglesias en casa”.

Las personas responsables de la emisión se ordenado por DAFOH a descargar su petición y enviarlo a la vez DAFOH y la dirección de correo electrónico del Alto Comisionado de la ONU para los Derechos Humanos. La petición expresa “alarma ... [a] la masa de evidencia de sustracción de órganos forzada de los presos de conciencia en China “.

Se pide al Alto Comisionado, Actualmente el Príncipe Zeid Ra'ad bin de Jordan, para llamar a China que cese la extracción de órganos forzada, “Iniciar otras investigaciones objetivas que conducen a la persecución de los autores implicados en este crimen contra la humanidad,”Y también un llamamiento a la cesación de la persecución a Falun Gong.

Falun Gong, un conjunto de cinco ejercicios de cámara lenta y enseñanzas morales centra en los principios de veracidad, compasión, y la tolerancia, ganado gran popularidad en China durante la década de 1990, antes de que corrió la ira del líder en el momento, Jiang Zemin.

De acuerdo con la más reciente investigación realizada por los investigadores David Kilgour, David Matas, y Ethan Gutmann, Entre 60,000 y 100,000 trasplantes de órganos han llevado a cabo al año en China desde alrededor del año 2000 - tan sólo seis meses después de la persecución a Falun Gong comenzó. Durante este período, China alegó que casi la única fuente de sus órganos fueron condenados a muerte - aun cuando el número de condenados a muerte cayó executees, año tras año.

Dada la enorme brecha entre el número de trasplantes y las ejecuciones judiciales, sin embargo, (los investigadores dicen que el número de estos últimos es sólo en los miles por año), los investigadores han explorado las fuentes alternas de órganos, y llegaron a la conclusión de que los practicantes de Falun Gong están dirigidos. La evidencia que apoya esta incluye subrepticiamente registró llamadas telefónicas con los médicos que dicen que tienen órganos sanos de Falun Gong, varios informes independientes de pruebas de sangre bajo custodia, solaparse entre el personal que participa en la campaña y trasplante de órganos anti-Falun Gong, y una gama de otros indicadores.

DAFOH destaca en su sitio web una serie de declaraciones de apoyo internacional, incluidos los de Japón y los Estados Unidos.

Hiroshi Yamada, Miembro de la Cámara de Consejeros de la Dieta japonesa, es citado diciendo: “Expreso mi sincera condolencia a los que eran víctimas de la sustracción de órganos forzada. Tomaremos una acción de Japón para que este Holocausto, que desafía el espíritu sublime de la medicina, serán eliminados tan pronto como sea posible a través de una fuerte solidaridad de las personas con conciencia en todo el mundo “.

Un número de U.S. comentarios federales y estatales también representantes elegidos previstas con motivo. “Estimados miembros de la Comisión de Derechos Humanos de las Naciones Unidas,”Escribe el representante estatal. Michael F. Curtin de Ohio. "Durante muchos años, He estado profundamente preocupado por la creciente evidencia de la extirpación de órganos forzado en China y en otras partes del mundo.

el U.N. Comisión de Derechos Humanos tiene la obligación moral de hacer todo lo posible para poner fin a este flagelo escandalosa, una afrenta a la civilización y una afrenta a la humanidad misma “.

Congresista Michael G. Fitzpatrick, un republicano de Pennsylvania, entrado en la conmemoración en la Cámara de Representantes con un registro declaración de sept. 30. “Esta práctica es otra forma de mal en nuestro tiempo y de las Naciones Unidas será alertado aún más a este crimen contra la humanidad, al igual que nosotros," él dijo.

De paso, o no, la fecha de la OCT. 1 contiene un significado adicional: Es en esta fecha en 1949 que Mao Zedong proclamó la República Popular de China.

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Huang Jiefu, el portavoz en temas de trasplante chinos, esquiva a la prensa en reciente conferencia bienal de la Sociedad de Trasplantes en Hong Kong el ago. 19. (Yu-Kong / La Gran Época)Huang Jiefu, el portavoz en temas de trasplante chinos, esquiva a la prensa en reciente conferencia bienal de la Sociedad de Trasplantes en Hong Kong el ago. 19. (Yu-Kong / La Gran Época)

Las autoridades de trasplante de órganos en China pueden estar tomando una hoja del libro de estrategias de relaciones públicas del candidato presidencial republicano Donald J. Triunfo: Si comete un tropiezo, fingir como si nada.

Esta, al menos, sería una posible explicación para la sustitución silenciosa de la cuestión de la 491ª 500 “Preguntas frecuentes” en la página web de la Fundación de Desarrollo de trasplante de órganos de China, una agencia ligada al estado de promoción de la donación voluntaria.

A principios de agosto, la pregunta formulada era: “¿Pueden los presos en la cárcel aplicará a donar sus órganos después de la muerte?"

La respuesta: “Como siempre que cumplan con los requisitos básicos de la donación de órganos, la función del órgano es normal, Ellos están dispuestos, y no hay compensación, prisioneros pueden de todos modos donar órganos “.

La existencia de la pregunta y la respuesta fue, en primer lugar, una extraña y pública contradicción de la política establecida oficialmente de las autoridades chinas sobre la reforma de trasplante de órganos.

portavoz de trasplante de órganos en China, Huang Jiefu, tiene desde diciembre 2014 sido prometedores que no hay más órganos se obtienen de los condenados a muerte.

No quedó claro por qué una pregunta en la propia web semi-oficial de China, perteneciente a la fundación dirigida por Huang, sería rotundamente disputar sus propias promesas públicas.

Pero parece que la respuesta a esa pregunta ahora seguirá siendo un misterio. Algún tiempo después, en agosto, después de Época trajo la aberrante Q-y-A a la atención de varios médicos chinos y occidentales, que fue sustituido.

“Será información sobre las donaciones se ha informado ampliamente por los medios?”El nuevo preguntó. (No, es la respuesta.)

Un Screengrab de una versión archivada de la página web de la Fundación China para el trasplante de órganos Desarrollo, con la pregunta sustituido - afirmando la utilización de órganos de prisioneros - resaltado. (Captura de pantalla / La Gran Época)

Sin embargo, la cuestión de si o no los condenados a muerte siguen siendo utilizados como fuente de órganos sigue sin respuesta. China, después de todo, ha aprobado ninguna nueva ley que prohíbe el uso de órganos de presos, y ni han anulado la 1984 reglamentos destinados a dar primero la apertura legal para su uso.

no respondió de inmediato un correo electrónico al comentario solicitando fundación.

La falta de hacer estos cambios prometidos ha llevado a la comunidad internacional para el trasplante agria en respaldar el sistema chino, y dio lugar a reprensiones públicas Del ex jefe de la Sociedad de Trasplantes en una importante conferencia en Hong Kong el mes pasado.

mientras tanto, atención sigue centrándose en si la fuente primaria de órganos a lo largo de todo no ha sido condenados a muerte, como las alegaciones de China, pero en lugar prisioneros ejecutados extrajudicialmente de los profesionales de la conciencia-principalmente de Falun Gong, una disciplina espiritual que ha sido objeto de eliminación, ya 1999.

Los Estados Unidos. Cámara de los Representantes aprobó una resolución condenar esta práctica en junio, documentales sobre el tema están ganando prestigio premios, y la cuestión se ha planteado un lugar destacado en una serie de informes recientes en The New York Times.

En ese tema, Las autoridades chinas han proporcionado incluso menos explicaciones que la cuestión borrado. "Ridículo!"Fue todo Jiefu Huang, un ex viceministro de Salud Pública, podría reunir en la reciente conferencia de Hong Kong, para hacer frente a la disminución cientos de páginas evidencia de que los investigadores dicen detallada documenta la práctica.

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Dr. Annika Tibell, médico jefe en el Proyecto Nuevo Hospital Karolinska en Suecia. (Instituto Karolinska)Dr. Annika Tibell, médico jefe en el Proyecto Nuevo Hospital Karolinska en Suecia. (Instituto Karolinska)

Estocolmo-Dr. Annika Tibell es una de las voces más respetadas del mundo en la ética de los trasplantes de órganos. Actualmente Médico Jefe para el Proyecto Nuevo Hospital Karolinska, encargado de este otoño en la capital de Suecia, Dr. Tibell fue el autor principal de la Sociedad de Trasplante de primera declaración de política en China en 2006, y fue uno de los fundadores de la Declaración de Estambul Depositario Grupo, una importante organización centrada en la ética de trasplante.

En una entrevista reciente, Tibell se unió a las llamadas para una importante investigación internacional sobre las prácticas de trasplante de órganos en China, donde los investigadores creen que desde hace más de una década presos de conciencia han sido la principal fuente de órganos utiliza para abastecer a la industria masiva y rentable.

Dr. Annika Tibell, una figura en la ética de trasplantes internacionales, en Estocolmo, el feb. 17, 2011. (masa Aenali)

El tema entró en el foco renovado este verano, cuando un informe de investigadores Ethan Gutmann, David Kilgour y David Matas datos presentados indican que más de un millón de trasplantes probable lugar mirada en China a partir del año 2000. Ellos creen que la fuente principal de todos estos órganos es practicantes de Falun Gong, una práctica espiritual que ha sido objeto de eliminación en China desde 1999.

Ella dice que la nuevo reporte es amplia y en profundidad, a pesar de la enorme cantidad de información ha hecho que sea difícil lidiar con. Ella llama a la estimación del informe de 60,000 a 100,000 trasplantes anuales en China “escalonamiento” y pide una investigación en profundidad de un “importante, establecido, organización pública”, tales como la ONU o el Consejo de Europa.

“Me gustaría que los llamados a la acción a varias organizaciones importantes tenido lugar a mejores resultados de lo que hemos visto hasta ahora. Es una pena que esto no ha sucedido," ella dijo.

Cuando la Sociedad de Trasplantes revisa su política de China en 2017, debería, a la medida de sus posibilidades, incluyen en sus consideraciones los resultados del informe de Kilgour-Matas-Gutmann, así como otra información nueva que emerge desde la política se escribió, en 2006, Tibell dijo. También dice que el TTS deben contribuir a la evaluación del informe, y de la situación general de abastecimiento de órganos en China.

China ha negado categóricamente estas acusaciones sin responder a ellas en detalle, y afirmó que la fuente de órganos en el pasado fueron principalmente los condenados a muerte, pero que ahora hay un sistema de donación voluntaria en su sitio.

Esta demanda se ha reunido con escepticismo por especialistas de trasplante, incluyendo la dirección actual de TTS.

"Ahí permanece, en muchos sectores, un profundo sentimiento de desconfianza de sus programas de trasplante,”Dijo Philip O'Connell, ex presidente de TTS, hablando en una rueda de prensa en Hong Kong el ago. 19. “Es importante que entienda que la comunidad mundial está consternado por las prácticas, que ha adherido en el pasado “.

añadió: “Muchas personas en la comunidad global no están convencidos de que China ha cambiado.”

Philip O'Connell, ex presidente de la Sociedad de Trasplantes, en una conferencia de prensa durante la conferencia bienal de la Sociedad, en Hong Kong el ago. 19, 2016. (Sun Mingguo / La Gran Época)

La conferencia de Hong Kong fue la conferencia bienal de la Sociedad de Trasplantes, y originalmente estaba destinada a coincidir con las reformas prometidas en China para poner fin a la práctica de la adquisición de órganos de presos ejecutados.

Cuando se hizo evidente que esas reformas no iban a llegar a buen puerto, sin embargo, ejecutivos TTS se deterioraron en las promesas de China.

Interactuar con China en cuestiones de trasplante es “extremadamente difícil”, Tibell dijo. Por una parte, ella cree en un diálogo que pone presión sobre China para el cambio, pero piensa que es un “acto de equilibrio.”

“Mi opinión es que toda la interacción con China debe tener el propósito de lograr el cambio. No hay ninguna otra razón para interactuar con China”, ella dice.

Cuando TTS eligió Hong Kong como sede de la 2016 Conferencia - e incluyó una sesión sobre una supuesta “nueva era” para el sistema de trasplante de China - Algunos pensaron que se trataba de una victoria para los intentos de China para barrer un enorme crimen bajo la alfombra y ser aceptado en la comunidad mundial del trasplante.

Un investigación ante el congreso por Época encontrado al menos una docena profundamente problemáticos co-autores chinos, presentadores y panelistas. Esto fue llevado a la atención del TTS.

Un ejemplo es Shen Zhongyang, el arquitecto detrás de la centro de trasplante en pleno auge en el Primer Hospital Central de Tianjin, el cual fue muy criticada por TTS por sus períodos de espera extremadamente cortos de órganos - períodos investigadores dicen que son imposibles a menos que tenga un grupo de “donantes” vivos que hacen una pausa para ser cosechado en la demanda.

Tibell dijo que a partir de lo Época presentó, La presencia de Shen como co-autor de un artículo es “notable,”Y ella expresó su curiosidad la lógica detrás de ella.

Otro caso es el de cirujano hígado prominente Zheng Shusen, que preside una organización del Partido de gestión dedicado a difamar a Falun Gong. También ha publicado un documento que muestra la capacidad a la fuente dentro de hígados 24 horas, algo que los expertos dicen que es prácticamente imposible sin un grupo de donantes vivos, en espera de ejecución. Zheng, a diferencia de Shen, estuvo presente en la sesión, pero TTS parecían haber intentado reemplazarlo como orador y más tarde se distanciaron de él.

Tibell dijo que el caso de Zheng “suena muy preocupante”.

“Se pone de manifiesto el hecho de que las directrices actuales sobre las interacciones con China se centra por completo en el rol profesional en el trasplante. Una revisión de las directrices debe discutir cómo hacer frente a una situación como esta,"Said Tibell.

Ella no se fía de TTS ocupando los papeles no profesionales que los médicos y los participantes en sus conferencias puedan tener y sugiere que sólo sería adecuado donde existen graves aberraciones de la norma, tal como en el caso de Zheng Shusen.

Aunque el comité de programa de la conferencia hizo una revisión detallada de los documentos antes de que se presentaron, Tibell reconoció: “Si la gente miente a nuestra cara, se hace difícil “.

Ella no quiso comentar si ella piensa que un cirujano chino que forma parte de un sistema secreto que los investigadores llaman un crimen contra la humanidad encontraría será muy difícil permanecer en el TTS.

“No me gusta especular sobre lo que es vivir bajo una dictadura," ella dijo.

cirujano de trasplante israelí y anteriormente miembro del Comité de Ética de TTS Dr. Jacob menciona optó por boicotear la conferencia. Tibell dice que respeta a su posición, pero que, obviamente, TTS como una organización juzgado de lo contrario.

“Sólo después, tal vez en varios años el tiempo, vamos a saber si esto contribuyó a un desarrollo positivo, o si ha contribuido a una mayor aceptación [del sistema de trasplante de china]," ella dice.

Tibell era incapaz de aparecer en la conferencia debido a la apertura del Nuevo Hospital Karolinska está involucrada en.

Cuando se le preguntó si ella habría asistido si las circunstancias lo habían permitido, Tibell se quedó en silencio por un largo tiempo antes de responder.

“Me hubiera tenido que considerar con mucho cuidado, acaba de dar a la elección de la ubicación. ¿Me he contribuido a un cambio positivo, asistiendo, o voy han contribuido a aumentar la aceptación de prácticas que encuentro inaceptable?"

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Una recreación muestra el método de tortura de ser envuelto en cinta (Minghui.org)Una recreación muestra el método de tortura de ser envuelto en cinta (Minghui.org)

Una mujer de 65 años de edad, dijo que fue condenado a cinco años en una prisión china, donde sufrió “tortura inhumana,”Para seguir un tipo de meditación practicada por millones de personas en China.

Sun Zhuoying dijo que fue condenado a cinco años para colgar una pancarta en la que habló sobre la persecución ilegal del régimen chino de los practicantes de Falun Gong, un tipo de práctica tradicional de meditación china, En Mayo 2011, según un informe publicado el domingo en el sitio web de información de Falun Gong Minghui.org.

En 1999, el Partido Comunista de China (CCP) lanzado su represión a Falun Gong, tradicionalmente conocido como Falun Dafa. Los practicantes se someten rutinariamente a la detención arbitraria, acoso, la pérdida de empleo, tortura, y la muerte a manos de funcionarios del PCC. Hace varios meses, un informe Said adherentes de Falun Gong están siendo asesinados por las partes del cuerpo en la industria de trasplante de órganos populares de China. Tantos como 1.5 millón de trasplantes de órganos pueden haber tenido lugar en China desde 2000, que fueron en su mayoría “cosechado” de practicantes de Falun Gong, sino que incluyen otros presos de conciencia, el informe dice.

Sun describió sus experiencias en una cuenta larga, diciendo que estaba obligado a soportar 18 horas cada día, su cabeza fue golpeado “con objetos pesados” hasta que se desmayó, y ella también fue sometido a métodos de tortura inusuales incluyendo ser completamente envuelto con cinta de sellado por otros presos, a instancias de los guardias de prisiones.

“Me obligaron a dormir en una tabla de madera y me envolvió en cinta de sellado. Me ataron las manos, los pies y el cuerpo juntos antes de concluir mis pies y piernas por separado. No podía mover ni siquiera un poco," ella dijo.

También dijo que fue obligado por los funcionarios de prisiones a escribir una declaración falsa admitir su “crimen”. Después de que ella escribió una declaración para anular la declaración, Sun fue colocado en confinamiento solitario.

“Me torturaron tan severamente que a menudo estaba en estado crítico. Me llevaron al hospital de la prisión de Shanghai cada par de meses. Una vez perdí la conciencia en el hospital de sangrado abundante en el estómago,”Sun añadió, según el informe.

Describió otras formas de tortura, que a menudo era de naturaleza psicológica.

“También vi obligado a sentarse en la cama hasta la medianoche todos los días antes de poder dormir. Cuando mis observadores notaron me da sueño, me golpearon violentamente y se vierte agua fría sobre mi cuello," ella añadió. “En el medio de un invierno frío le quitaron la manta cada quince minutos durante la noche.”

Sun dijo que ella volvió a casa en de mayo de 2016.

Amnistía Internacional y otras organizaciones de derechos humanos han dicho que el régimen chino ha estado llevando a cabo detenciones arbitrarias en masa, juicios, y otras violaciones de los derechos humanos como resultado de la persecución.

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El Hospital de Tianjin First Central. (mapio.net)El Hospital de Tianjin First Central. (mapio.net)

A foreign patient receives a life-extending organ transplant in a Chinese hospital. Feeling grateful, he asks a hospital staff who the donor was so that he may give thanks and repayment.

But no one at the hospital—not even the transplant doctor—knows the donor’s identity.

Before his flight home, the patient is issued an official transplantation document. He finally learns the identity of his life-giver: A 30-year-old male death row convict. Coincidentally, all the other transplant patients received organs from healthy, 30-year-old executed prisoners. Only their names differed.

A correspondent who identified him or herself as having worked at the Tianjin First Central Hospital in the mid-2000s recently recounted the above episode and other oddities in a personal statement provided to New Tang Dynasty Television.

Below is a translation of the statement, edited for brevity and clarity.

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I’m currently living in mainland China. Una vez, I worked at the organ transplant center in Tianjin First Central Hospital. What I’ve learned could perhaps serve as a rare warning to those who persist in persecuting Falun Gong. It’s also a cautionary tale for my fellow countrymen with a conscience.

The Communist Party Sells Human Organs

When China was welcoming large numbers of foreign organ transplant patients, I stepped into Tianjin First Central Hospital’s organ transplant center on the seventh floor. I managed to get a job at the transplant center through a recommendation.

Entonces, Tianjin First Central Hospital was also known as the Orient Organ Transplant Center because it handled large volumes of organ transplant patients, and was located in China. Hoy, this hospital is still the largest center in Asia.

The world of organ brokers is a black box — but from my contact with that world, I’ve figured out that there are a number of channels for people to learn about or get organs.

One channel is through middlemen. A well-known South Korean doctor with one of the biggest hospitals in South Korea would introduce his patients to a middleman. This middleman would then refer these patients to the Tianjin hospital.

There is no diplomatic arrangement for organ transplantation between China and South Korea. Más bien, intermediaries belonging to Mafia-like syndicates cut transplant deals.

Many of the foreign transplant patients came to China looking for a liver or kidney. The bulk of these foreigners were South Koreans, while the rest came from Japan or Taiwan.

Foreign doctors are another channel for organ transplants. Because there was a shortage of transplant doctors in China, an unnamed hospital hired a South Korean doctor on high wages. This South Korean doctor told me that his peers in China held two household registration (hukou) credentials—one South Korean, and one Chinese—and that he is a legal Chinese citizen. I don’t know how much Chinese blood these dual-national South Korean doctors have on their hands.

A third channel is Chinese commercials. These ads feature famous Chinese celebrities, and serve to deceive and entice potential patients. A South Korean patient I keep in touch said that his countrymen flocked to China after watching an organ transplant advertisement starring Chinese actor Fu Biao.

en agosto. 26, 2004, Fu Biao checked into Beijing’s 309 Hospital for a check-up. Al día siguiente, he was diagnosed with liver cancer. de sept. 2, Fu received a liver transplant at the General Hospital of the People’s Armed Police in Beijing.

The chief surgeon operating on Fu was Dr. Shen Zhongyang, a man hailed by the Chinese media as China’s “top scalpel.” Dr. Shen had headed the organ transplant research institute at the People’s Armed Police Hospital and the Orient Organ Transplant Center in Tianjin First Central Hospital.

En abril 2005, Fu suffered a cancer relapse. He had a second liver transplant surgery on April 28, and was once again operated on by Dr. Shen, though this time at the Orient Organ Transplant Center.

en agosto. 30, sin embargo, Fu Biao passed away.

The following March, the organ harvesting of still-living Falun Gong practitioners in the district of Sujiatun in Shenyang City was exposed. The years between 2002 a 2005 were said to be the peak period of former Communist Party leader Jiang Zemin’s organ harvesting operation. Luego, an article revealed that Dr. Shen Zhongyang conducted liver transplant experiments using live subjects, many of whom “died under experimentation.”

Después, a person provided a tip on the sourcing of actor Fu Biao’s donated livers—two Falun Gong practitioners from Shandong. Dr. Shen had killed the practitioners for their organs.

Fu might have only lived a year more after his two liver transplants, his organ transplant advertisements continue to be broadcast in South Korea. Así, South Koreans still visited China for surgery in 2006 because they didn’t know that Fu Biao was already dead.

Fu only lived a year more after his two liver transplants. But while he passed away on Aug. 30, 2005, Koreans were still going to China for surgery in 2006 because Fu’s organ transplant advertisements continue to be broadcast; unlike the Chinese, the Koreans didn’t know that Fu had died.

Those in need of a liver transplant around the world had fallen victim to the Chinese Communist Party’s enormous deception.

China Has the World’s Largest Human Organ Bank

A South Korean patient once told me that Chinese doctors learned the organ transplantation techniques from the technically superior Japanese doctors.

When I was at the Tianjin organ transplant center, the hospital staff were familiar with a professor Zheng, a specialist in liver transplants, and a professor Song, a kidney transplant specialist. They were considered the best transplant surgeons in their respective fields, and both had learned their craft in Japan. The two professors didn’t appear to be working for just one hospital—one day they’d be performing surgery in China, and the next day they’d head off to Japan or some place else.

At the Tianjin First Central Hospital, doctors perform transplant surgery in groups of three. I’m not sure how many surgery groups there are. These doctors work night after night, while hospital translators wait with the relatives of patients in the hallways. A liver transplant can take up to 10 horas.

Why did foreigners, particularly South Koreans and Japanese, journey to China for organ transplants, I asked professor Zheng and professor Song. They told me that while they had superior transplantation skills, they weren’t able to find organ donors within a very short time frame in the aforementioned Asian countries. Por ejemplo, the waiting time for an organ in Japan or South Korea could be as long as 10 años, or five to six years at the earliest. Some patients pass away while waiting for an organ because acquiring one isn’t easy.

The professors added that everyone in their medical teams and their patients know about the organ waiting time. So many foreign patients end up traveling to China because there appears to be many Chinese organ donors.

Shocked and Distressed Patients

Most of the patients I met at Tianjin First Central Hospital were in need of either a liver or a kidney. Unless the patient suffered an organ rejection, they would be discharged after a short residency period. Under normal circumstances, patients would receive an organ in two days, while some waited anywhere from 10 days to half a month—patients said that this was too fast.

A South Korean patient had the longest waiting time of those I’d met—a whole month—and happened to be at the Tianjin transplant center when the Chinese Communist Party’s live organ harvesting scandal was being exposed.

After a spending a month in Tianjin, the hospital told the patient to travel to the city of Wuhan in central China for a transplant, and we immediately flew over. I didn’t know that an organ transplant network actually existed.

The surgery in Wuhan was very successful, and the patient and his family were very satisfied with the result. Before they returned to South Korea, the patient and his wife—a person of faith—asked who the donor was. The liver transplant had cost him a sum (around three hundred thousand to five hundred thousand yuan), the patient said, but it was the donor who allowed him to regain his health and extend his life.

“I want to know who donated the liver so I can thank the person’s family and give them money or whatever they need; I’m truly very grateful,” the patient said.

En el momento, there was no way for the hospital staff to know where the organs came from. también, we were warned before being hired that we shouldn’t go sniffing around or indulge in loose talk with patients.

But I wanted to fulfil the South Korean patient’s last request before he left for home.

Por supuesto, the patient didn’t know that we were prohibited from snooping around, and I shouldn’t have been asking questions, but I spoke to the patient’s transplant doctor anyway.

The doctor said: “You’re asking about the donor? Even we don’t even know who the donor is, and there’s no way to find out. Nobody can tell you anything, and no records exist.”

I relayed the doctor’s reply to the patient and his family, and they were very taken aback.

The patient said that international laws regulate the transfer of organs. By these laws, the organ donor and his family are required to sign organ transplantation documents. Without proper documentation, transplant doctors are liable for punishment. In South Korea, everyone knew who their organ donor was because the information has to be made public by law.

Back then, we hospital staff didn’t know anything about the international laws governing organ transplantation. The South Korean patient explained that without these transplantation laws, people could be killed en masse by criminals seeking to profit from their organs. (Entonces, an organ could be sold for about 300,000 yuan to 700,000 yuan.)

Before leaving the hospital, the South Korean patient said that the hospital needed to give them an official document that indicated that he just had surgery and the organ that he had received, as well as the donor’s personal information and signature. Without this document, the patient wouldn’t be able to board a plane.

I escorted the patient and his family to an airport. They and other organ transplant patients were made to board a special double-decker aircraft instead of a commercial plane. Finalmente, the organ transplant patients were issued transplantation documents which stated that they had received their organ from a 30-year-old male death row inmate. Only the names of the executed prisoner differed.

Everything was made up.

Post-transplantation Oddities

Organ transplantation is not for everyone. Some patients meet with organ rejection. Others die in surgery. And a few react very adversely after receiving the organ.

A male patient was perfectly normal before checking into Tianjin First Central Hospital. After the organ transplant surgery, sin embargo, this patient went insane—he started running around the ward naked, jumping and screaming as he went along.

There was a female patient who suddenly grew a beard after surgery. Her voice became deep and hoarse, and she started to behave like a man.

The examples I listed above are definitely not one-off incidents. During my stint at Tianjin First Central Hospital, patients behaved abnormally from time to time. Doctors told concerned family members that their loved one had developed an adverse reaction to the transplant medication.

En el momento, I wasn’t aware that the organs these foreigners had spent large sums of money to purchase came from Falun Gong practitioners. Many of us were too naive, and didn’t imagine that those blinded by money had in fact been brainwashed by the Chinese Communist Party…

One after the other, angels clad in white transformed into murderous devils. Knowing that such things cannot be allowed to continue, I quit my job at Tianjin First Central Hospital.

Después, I obtained information about the live organ harvesting Falun Gong practitioners through various channels. I did what I had to do, and exposed the truth to the world so that those with a conscience can free themselves from the devil’s grip.

Recientemente, the United States House of Representatives unanimously passed H.Res.343, a piece of legislation calling on the Chinese regime to immediately cease the harvesting and trafficking of organs obtained from Falun Gong practitioners and other prisoners of conscience.

Por el pasado 17 años, Falun Gong practitioners—followers of truthfulness, compassion and tolerance—have been subjected to hundreds of inhumane torture methods, including the atrocity of organ harvesting. This must be stopped immediately, and shouldn’t be allowed to implicate the rest of humanity.

It is the responsibility of every Chinese person in the mainland and abroad to see that live organ harvesting is ended.

Translation by Frank Fang; editing by Larry Ong.

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A Moon Festival greeting card, sent by Falun Gong practitioners from northern China’s Shanxi Province, to the founder of the spiritual practice (Minghui.org)A Moon Festival greeting card, sent by Falun Gong practitioners from northern China’s Shanxi Province, to the founder of the spiritual practice (Minghui.org)

Poems, personal messages, and colored cards are pouring into a Falun Gong website as thousands express their greetings and goodwill to Mr. Li Hongzhi, the founder of the Chinese spiritual practice, on the occasion of the Mid-Autumn Festival.

Falling on Sept. 15 este año, the holiday that dates back well over a thousand years has seen both practitioners of Falun Gong, as well as those who do not practice, sending their regards via Minghui.org, a U.S.-based website that was founded in 1999.

Señor. Li first taught Falun Gong in northeastern China in 1992. The meditation practice, which teaches practitioners self-improvement along the principles of truthfulness, compasión, y la tolerancia, rapidly gained in popularity, but was banned in 1999 by the Communist Party. En 1999 a state report estimated 70 million mainland Chinese were had taken up the practice.

Though Falun Gong, también conocido como Falun Dafa, remains persecuted in China to this day, this has not stopped people in scores of nations worldwide from practicing Falun Gong, nor has it silenced the voices of practitioners still in mainland China.

“I want to congratulate Master a Happy Moon Festival,” wrote a family member of a practitioner living in eastern China’s Shandong Province. “Those who have a conscience all know that Falun Dafa is good and that truthfulness, compassion and forbearance are good.”

A Moon Festival greeting card, sent by an imprisoned Falun Gong practitioner from the southwestern megacity of Chongqing, to the founder of the spiritual practice. (Minghui.org)

Also known as the Moon Festival, the Chinese holiday has a history going back to the Tang Dynasty, where people get together with families and friends to enjoy colored lanterns and eat mooncakes.

The predominant theme of the greetings was gratitude and longing. Some said they wished that they could join Mr. en, who resides in the United States, in celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival. Practitioners from Mr. Li’s hometown of Changchun in northeast China recalled the days when Mr. Li first taught the practice in China and hoped for his eventual return. Others related personal experiences and breakthroughs in their practice of Falun Gong.

“I am lucky to be able to practice Dafa and I have been practicing it for 20 años,” wrote a practitioner from central China’s Hubei Province. “I have become a better person by following the principles of truthfulness, compassion and forbearance.”

It is a common practice in Chinese culture to address a teacher or mentor as “Master.”

A family of six from Heilongjiang not only wished Mr. Li a happy holiday, but also declared their strong will to stay in the practice, even though two of them had been made homeless because of the persecution.

Some Chinese who do not practice Falun Gong have also written to convey their respects.

“Respected Master Li,” a technician at a research institute of the Chinese navy who said he does not practice Falun Gong wrote, "En China, morality has fallen to a terrifying degree … Only your Falun Dafa can bring light to this world.”

“I am a Beijing citizen and I like to thank Master Li,” wrote a citizen from Beijing. “Our family of nine have known about the truth about Falun Dafa…the selflessness of Falun Dafa practitioners have touched upon our entire family. And I want to pass on this special wish to special people, so they can believe that Falun Dafa is good and truthfulness, compassion and forbearance is good.”

The greetings also included poems and electronic colored cards, and came from multiple provinces and people from many backgrounds, including those in the oil, health, minería, seguridad, education, finance and railroad industries.

Cards and well-wishes are not limited those living inside China. At the time of writing, Minghui.org has received holiday greetings to Mr. Li from practitioners from England, France, Ireland, Alemania, Denmark, Italia, Finlandia, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Corrí, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Canada and the United States.

A Moon Festival greeting card, send by Falun Gong practitioners from Iran, to the founder of the spiritual practice. (Minghui.org)

En 2008 los Estados Unidos. Department of State cited estimates that Falun Gong practitioners were as much as half of the Chinese regime’s reform-through-labor population, a number that would be in the hundreds of thousands. Human rights groups have reported that pracitioners often receive the worst abuse in detention. Practitioners have reported being subjected to torture, beating, sleep deprivation, forced labor and many other forms of abuses. Minghui.org has confirmed 4,030 practitioners have died from torture and abuse since 1999, although with the difficulty of getting information out of China this number is believed to be low.

The total number of deaths could be over a million, based on developing investigations into the communist regime’s practice of forced organ harvesting. Researchers believe detained Falun Gong practitioners are the primary source for organs used in China’s transplantation industry.

Outside of China, the practice has been taken up by people from al menos 78 países and regions around the world. In May this year, casi 10,000 practitioners from at least 53 nations participated in a Falun Gong experience sharing conference at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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Xun Li, President Falun Dafa Association of Canada, urges Prime Minister Trudeau to speak with Chinese leaders about ending the persecution of Falun Gong during his upcoming trip to China  on 26 Aug.,Xun Li, President Falun Dafa Association of Canada, urges Prime Minister Trudeau to speak with Chinese leaders about ending the persecution of Falun Gong during his upcoming trip to China  on 26 Aug.,

OTTAWA—Falun Gong practitioners delivered to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office on Aug. 26 encima 120,000 signatures gathered from across Canada calling on him to help end the persecution of their spiritual discipline in China during his official visit to that country from Aug. 30 a Sept. 6.

Later the same morning, they had reason to be hopeful based on a response to a reporter’s question about their cause at a technical briefing that covered Trudeau’s upcoming trip to China.

“The issue of human rights, you can absolutely expect to be raised as part of the prime minister’s trip, and it is part of the ongoing dialog that we expect to have with China,” said one of the prime minister’s office spokespersons chairing the media briefing.

“As it relates specifically to Falun Gong, that is very much part of the [lista] of human rights issues that Canada is very concerned about.”

Falun Gong, también llamado Falun Dafa, is an ancient Chinese spiritual discipline consisting of moral teachings, meditación, and gentle exercises. The teachings are based on the principles of truthfulness, compasión, y la tolerancia.

David Kilgour

Former federal cabinet minister David Kilgour, co-author of an investigative report on organ pillaging from non-consenting prisoners of conscience in China, speaks at a press conference in Ottawa on Aug. 26, 2016, appealing to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to urge Chinese leaders to end the persecution of Falun Gong in China. (Pam McLennan/Epoch Times)

Viewing the popularity and the traditional principles of the practice as incompatible with the communist system, the regime under former leader Jiang Zemin banned it in 1999 and continues to arrest and torture its adherents today. Mounting evidence from independent investigations also indicates that adherents have been killed in large numbers for their organs to supply a massive and lucrative state-run organ transplant industry.

Showing broad support from concerned people across Canada, the practitioners delivered 70,000 signed postcards along with petition forms bearing 50,000 signatures to Trudeau. The postcards and petition asked Trudeau to take every opportunity to speak with the Chinese authorities to urge them to stop the persecution of Falun Gong and the forcible seizing of vital organs from Falun Gong prisoners of conscience.

Canada has a very clear role to play to be frank with China about its behaviours.

— Xun Li, Falun Dafa Association of Canada

On the same morning, the Falun Dafa Association of Canada (FDAC) also held a press conference on Parliament Hill just before the technical briefing. FDAC’s president Xun Li asked Trudeau to urge Chinese leader Xi Jinping and the Chinese authorities to end the persecution of Falun Gong and release the hundreds of thousands of incarcerated practitioners—including 12 family members of Canadians—and to help bring former leader Jiang Zemin to justice for initiating and orchestrating the persecution.

“As you recently stated, Canada has a very clear role to play to be frank with China about its behaviours that are concerning for Canadians who want to engage China but to do so while upholding their core values including human rights and fundamental freedoms,"Dijo Li.

Seeking Help to Free a Mother and a Father

Hongyan Lu, a Canadian citizen and a Falun Gong adherent, spoke at the press conference about her mother, Chen Huixia, who was arrested on June 3 and has been tortured while detained.

Hongyan Lu speaks at a press conference in Ottawa on Aug. 26, 2016, asking Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to help obtain the release of her mother, Chen Huixia, who was arrested on June 3 in China for practising Falun Gong. (Pam McLennan/Epoch Times)

Lu also described an earlier detainment and the fallout it caused in her family. “My mother was abducted once in 2003 for roughly three months, and was only released after my father bribed the police. After her release, the harassment continued, to the point my father felt forced to divorce my mother. Only after my parents divorced was I able to get a passport and come to Canada.”

She emphasized the severity of the human rights crisis and the need for prompt action.

“This situation is quite urgent. I hope Prime Minister Trudeau will communicate with the Chinese regime urging them to stop forced organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners. Urge them to follow the International Bill of Human Rights, stop the inhuman persecution, and release my mother and all other Falun Gong practitioners,”Dijo Lu. “Es hora de poner fin a este crimen el mal.”

Paul Li is equally concerned about his father, Xiaobo Li. The elder Li was previously detained in the early years of the persecution and spent eight years in jail. His crime was writing articles to counteract the Chinese Communist Party propaganda vilifying Falun Gong. After his re-arrest in 2014, he was sentenced the following year to another eight years of detention for practising Falun Gong.

Falun Gong practitioner Paul Li holds a photo of his father, Li Xiaobo, who was detained for the second time in China in 2014 and sentenced to a second eight years of imprisonment, at a press conference in Ottawa on Aug. 26, 2016. (Pam McLennan/Epoch Times)

The younger Li described how his father quit smoking and became a more tolerant person after taking up the practice of Falun Gong. He also recounted the torture and suffering his father endured in prison.

“I sincerely hope when Prime Minister Trudeau visits China next week, he will raise my father’s case again to the Chinese government, and request [current leader of China] Xi Jinping to unconditionally release my father Xiaobo Li and other Falun Gong practitioners, so that millions of families can reunite and the persecution can end,” Paul Li said.

Organ Pillaging Supplying 60,000 a 100,000 Transplants a Year

Former federal cabinet minister David Kilgour presented details of the recent informe titled “Bloody Harvest / La matanza: An Update” that he co-authored with Winnipeg-based international human rights lawyer David Matas, y nosotros. investigative journalist and China analyst Ethan Gutmann.

Released in June, the report estimates that 60,000 a 100,000 organ transplants have been carried out in China every year since 2000 in approximately 700 hospitals known to perform transplants. While wait times for organs in other countries are measured in years, wait times are in a matter of days or weeks in China.

The report indicates that the main source of the organs has been the large numbers of non-consenting Falun Gong prisoners of conscience. “Freedom House reported in 2015 that Falun Gong practitioners are the largest contingent of prisoners of conscience in China,” said Li in his speech.

Those large estimates of organ transplants add up to over a million Falun Gong deaths over 15 years from 2000 a 2015. mientras tanto, according to the Chinese regime, only approximately 10,000 transplants per year are being done across the country.

“We provide considerable evidence of an industrial-scale, state-directed organ transplantation network, controlled through national policies and funding, and implicating both the military and civilian healthcare systems,” states a note supplied by Kilgour which lists information from the update report as well as suggestions on what legislators and governments can do, such as making the purchase of trafficked organs illegal for Canadians.

For the Falun Gong prisoners of conscience “donors,” “Their vital organs, including kidneys, livers, corneas, and hearts, were seized involuntarily for sale at high prices, sometimes to foreigners, who normally face long waits for voluntary donations of such organs in their home countries,” according to Kilgour’s note.

This massive organ pillaging could only happen because it is “a crime in which the Communist Party, instituciones del Estado, the health system, hospitales, and the transplant professions are all complicit.”

Urging PM to Take Action

“What we’re saying is we can’t have normal relations with a government killing their own citizens by the tens of thousands,”Dijo Kilgour, urging the Canadian government to “stand solidly” with the people of China.

Li called on Trudeau to take a principled stand on human rights, including the Falun Gong issue in China.

“Your China trip is another opportunity to give moral support and encouragement to the Chinese citizens yearning for freedom, and to leave a legacy of courageous, principled action Canadians can be proud of,"Dijo Li.

“Your upright stance against injustice and oppression will make a difference.”

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LegCo member Leung Kwok-hung, chief editor of the Chinese edition of Epoch Times Hong Kong Guo Jun, WOIPFG spokesperson Wang Zhiyuan, Malaysian nephrologist Dr. Ahmed Ghazali, and organ transplant abuse investigator David Kilgour. (Sun Mingguo / La Gran Época)LegCo member Leung Kwok-hung, chief editor of the Chinese edition of Epoch Times Hong Kong Guo Jun, WOIPFG spokesperson Wang Zhiyuan, Malaysian nephrologist Dr. Ahmed Ghazali, and organ transplant abuse investigator David Kilgour. (Sun Mingguo / La Gran Época)

HONG KONG—On the penultimate day of The Transplantation Society’s premier industry congress at the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Center, a smaller conference with a slightly different focus was held by Epoch Times Hong Kong a short distance away.

The Epoch Times Hong Kong event, which ran for slightly over two hours and included half a dozen speakers, was almost solely on what speakers and organizers characterized as the genocidal abuse of transplantation in China.

The rationale for this optic was put plainly by Cheryl Ng, the spokesperson for Epoch Times Hong Kong.

“We feel a social responsibility to let the public know about this issue, and present a different view from the sanitized version of the reality of transplantation in China that may otherwise be presented,” she said in an interview. “We want to give the victims back a voice.”

Epoch Times was the first media to report on mass organ harvesting of prisoners of conscience in 2006—claims received with open skepticism in some quarters at the time.

A decade later, there is a growing sense of recognition that indeed, large numbers of innocents have been used as an organ source. The primary victims of this activity, experts believe, are practitioners of Falun Gong, a pacifist spiritual practice that teaches the values of truthfulness, compasión, y la tolerancia.

The paper has reported closely and aggressively on the Communist Party’s campaign against this population, Ng said, as well as the Falun Gong community’s resistance to suppression.

The half-dozen expert speakers at the forum included David Matas and David Kilgour, a lawyer and former member of Canadian Parliament respectively who have authored some of the most prominent reports on organ harvesting in China; Dr. Ghazali Ahmad, a nephrologist who came from Malaysia; Dr. Maria Singh (appearing via Skype), a board member of Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting; and several nongovernmental researchers who have tracked transplant abuse in China with their own research.

Human rights lawyer and investigator of organ transplant abuse David Matas. (Sun Mingguo / La Gran Época)

David Matas focused on his and his colleagues new research, which led to an estimate that between 60,000 a 100,000 transplant operations were taking place in China annually.

The estimate was based on a hospital-by-hospital examination of bed counts, staff numbers, grants and awards, publications, the construction of new transplant wards, y más. It looked closely at 164 hospitales, and presented a survey of the over 700 that have done transplantation in China over the years.

“What that data tells us consistently, hospital by hospital, looking at all factors in combination, is that transplant volumes in China are far larger than the official national figures,” Matas said.

Dr. Ahmed Ghazali, a nephrologist from Malaysia who presented data on transplant tourism to China. (Sun Mingguo / La Gran Época)

Dr. Ghazali had come from Malaysia to present data directly from that country’s public database of renal transplantation recipients. The most striking datapoint he highlighted showed that kidney grafts from supposedly dead donors from China functioned as well as live donors from Malaysia. The implication of this is that in China, kidneys were retrieved from individuals killed for that purpose.

Dr. Wang Zhiyuan, a former military doctor in China and a founder of the nongovernmental research group World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong, gave a condensed version of his intense dive into the evidence of organ harvesting in China, available in video online.

The talk, titled “Ironclad and Irrefutable Evidence,” is a dissection of official Chinese publications which, Dr. Wang says, show incontrovertibly that organ harvesting in China is large-scale, state-run, and that it targets a non-death row imprisoned population.

Dr. Wang Zhiyuan, spokesperson for World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong. (Sun Mingguo / La Gran Época)

Given that practitioners of Falun Gong constitute the largest group of prisoners of conscience in China, they are exempt from all protections of the law, and Falun Gong refugees report receiving strange blood tests in custody, the consensus of researchers has rested on the conclusion that this population is heavily targeted for organ harvesting.

It’s a conclusion increasingly accepted as accurate, including by prominent political figures in the United States and Europe.

In a speech in June on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives urging the passage of a resolution that expressed concern over state-sanctioned organ harvesting in China, Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen dijo, “Followers of Falun Gong are among China’s most vulnerable to state-sanctioned abuse, which leaves them as likely victims to this ghoulish practice.”

Congressman Chris Smith was one of the backers of that resolution, which passed unanimously. He wrote to the organizers of the conference in Hong Kong:

“The Chinese government says it is moving toward adherence to ethical standards and accepted procedural guidelines, but in the absence of accurate and transparent information, and with a history of repression and censorship, we cannot take the word of Chinese officials at face value.”

“There is clear evidence that suggests that the organ trade continues in China, that the organs of prisoners continue to be harvested without consent, and that a system of hospitals exist to profit from the sale of these organs,"Decía la carta. “This is unacceptable, reprehensible, and illegal and the practice of organ harvesting must be ended immediately,” Smith wrote.

Edward McMillan-Scott, former vice-president of the European Parliament, sent a letter to the conference, recounting how he had traveled to Beijing in 2006, meeting witnesses who described that:”the Chinese regime was forcefully harvesting the organs of imprisoned Falun Gong practitioners, for sale to the booming organ transplant industry.”

Martin Patzelt, a member of the Human Rights Committee of Germany’s Parliament, said in a letter to the forum that: “All the democratic countries in the world should pass such kinds of resolutions,” as that recently passed by the U.S. Congress.

A delegation of observers from a U.S. Congressional office, as well as a number of local diplomatic representatives, were also in attendance at the forum, according to organizers.

Hong Kong legislator Leung Kwok-hung. (Sun Mingguo / La Gran Época)

The Legislative Council member Leung Kwok-hung, most well-known by the moniker “Long Hair,” was a moderator for the event (wedged between a court appearance he was scheduled for later in the afternoon.)

While expressing solidarity with those seeking to shed light on the abuses in China, Leung said he was saddened by the fact that “not a single doctor from Hong Kong” appeared at the forum.

“I urge the doctors in Hong Kong… to do a good job for the Chinese people” by investigating and adding their voice to the issue, he said on stage, wearing his trademark T-shirt.

“I feel a little bit embarrassed. Not even one single doctor came here. I wish that at the next meeting there will be delegations from China and Hong Kong attending this forum.”

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A vendor makes shashlik (kebab) at a booth in Kashi of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, de sept. 20, 2006 (China Photos / Getty Images)A vendor makes shashlik (kebab) at a booth in Kashi of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, de sept. 20, 2006 (China Photos / Getty Images)

Whether to pick up a piece of fruit or to dislodge that bit of food between your teeth, you have to think twice about where those toothpicks you’re using come from.

Chances are, if the little bits of wood are from China, then what you place in your mouth may be more than you bargained for.

Toothpicks in hot water. (ishibk.com)

Taking a page from Chinese social media star Huang Bo, who did a safety test with chopsticks in hot water in 2013, a Chinese health and lifestyle website carried out a similar tests with five brands of toothpicks in February.

The results turned out just as worrisome as the chopsticks, with all the water dyed a shade of yellow. One batch of toothpicks produced a repellant odor and was covered with a thin layer of white residue after the water was removed. Bubbles were observed in three other batches, and some toothpicks in the fifth batch turned black.

Ma Zhaoli, a researcher with the chemical engineering and environmental department at Qingdao University, said the pungent smell could be the result of toothpicks being treated with sulfur or wood varnish, while the blackened picks were likely the result of mold.

Unsurprisingly, the reasons to avoid Chinese-made toothpicks are similar to why you should eat your Chinese take-out with chopsticks made in the States, or just use a fork and spoon.

They Can Cause Cancer

En 2009, Chinese media outlet Sina reported that the carcinogen rongalite was being used in Longmen, sur de China, to produce toothpicks. Con más de 150 factories producing about 33,600 tons a year, this county of Guangdong Province made 70 percent of the national total.

Carcinogen rongalite in containers. (Sina)

Rongalite is a bleaching agent. It is a cost-effective substitute for the food-grade hydrogen peroxide, and its immediate effects include diarrhea, headaches, and vomiting.

At some factories at Longmen, Sina reported, toothpicks were produced in yards alongside chicken and duck coops, and made by workers without any sanitary gear.

They Are Made in Labor Camps

The sobering reality of Chinese-imported goods was highlighted in January 2013, when an Oregon woman named Julie Keith saw her purchased Halloween set come with a chilling note, written by the prisoner who assembled it in a forced labor camp.

Toothpicks are no exception.

Minghui.org, a website that reports on the persecution of the Falun Gong spiritual practice in China, has identified two forced labor camps, Changliu Detention Center in northeastern China’s city of Tonghua, y el Wangfangdian Detention Center in Liaoning Province, as sites where prisoners, including Falun Gong practitioners were forced to produce toothpicks like those pictured.

Toothpicks made at the Changliu Detention Center (Minghui.org)

At Changliu, encima 30 inmates were jammed into a small cell about the size of 300 square feet. The sanitary conditions were appalling: inmates shared two toilets, and inmates infected with lice or scabies were not separated.

Inmates sometimes wrapped and packaged the toothpicks they had used for shipment at Wangfangdian, and the glue was stored in restroom buckets that had seen years of use. Según Minghui.org, many of these toothpicks were sold to the United States and Europe.

Even Chinese State Media Admit to Poor Regulation

The Global Times, the English-language propaganda arm of the Chinese state media, has cited major regulatory and legal problems with the production of toothpicks in China.

“There is no safety standard or any other special regulation governing the process of production, distribution and consumption of toothpicks,” the Global Times reported in 2009.

Ironically, the problems were exacerbated by superfluous bureaucracy—at the time of reporting, there were at least 10 Chinese state organizations tasked with improving public health.

“With overlapping and ambiguous duties, no single agency is capable of handling all product safety regulations and enforcement in China,” the report said. “The unclear division has created conflict and confusion.”

“Citizens often don’t know where to look for help with so many different regulators.”

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Ling Jihua, the former top aide to the head of the Chinese Communist Party, in Beijing on March 8, 2013. (Lintao Zhang / Getty Images)Ling Jihua, the former top aide to the head of the Chinese Communist Party, in Beijing on March 8, 2013. (Lintao Zhang / Getty Images)

The former subordinates of a purged top Chinese Communist Party cadre Ling Jihua continue to be removed from office in what is likely an effort by Party leader Xi Jinping to cleanse the regime of Ling’s remaining influence.

abadejo, 59, was formerly the aide to ex-Chinese Communist Party chief Hu Jintao and director of the Party’s General Office. He was arrested in July 2015, and found guilty of corruption and sentenced to life imprisonment this July 4.

Recently two of Ling’s deputies were quietly removed from their posts.

Zhao Shengxuan. (cjn.cn)

Zhao Shengxuan, the deputy director of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, was expelled from office for violating Party discipline, according to a communique in June.

sin embargo, a February communique indicated that Zhao, then the most senior of four Academy deputy directors, had resigned. His official biography appeared to have been taken down from the Academy’s website following the announcement of his resignation.

mientras tanto, state mouthpiece Xinhua reported on July 20 that Xia Yong, a deputy director of Legal Affairs Office of the regime’s State Council, was “no longer holding office.” No reason was provided for Xia stepping down, and there wasn’t any announcement of him taking up another job—a development that suggests Xia had been sidelined.

It is unclear whether Xia Yong will at a later date be charged with corruption by the Chinese authorities, but he is currently listed by a U.S.-based nonproft as being involved in one of China’s most brutal persecutions.

Xia Yong. (Xinhua)

En 2005, the World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (WOIPFG) identified Xia as having played an active role in the suppression of Falun Gong.

Falun Gong, o Falun Dafa, is a traditional Chinese spiritual practice that involves slow exercises and moral teachings of truthfulness, compasión, y la tolerancia. Feeling threatened by the popularity of the practice—an official survey found 70 million people practicing Falun Gong in 1999—former Party leader Jiang Zemin ordered a persecution campaign on July 20 of that year.

About a week after the persecution was launched, Xia Yong and other scholars from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences denounced Falun Gong using Marxist theories, according to WOIPFG. Xia later became the founding executive director of China Anti-Cult Association, a regime-controlled agency dedicated to spreading anti-Falun Gong propaganda and provided “guidance” on the forced ideological conversion of practitioners in detention centers, campos de trabajo, and brainwashing centers.

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Liang Xiaojun. (época)Liang Xiaojun. (época)

Director of a law firm in Beijing. Graduate of the prominent China University of Political Science and Law. Son of a wealthy Chinese Communist Party cadre.

Liang Xiaojun is all these things — yet he’s also willing to risk police surveillance and arrest to defend the disenfranchised in Chinese society: maligned death row inmates, house Christians, and Falun Gong prisoners of conscience.

Liang’s commitment to upholding legal rights stems from his observing injustice in China endlessly play out.

“I once defended a person of faith in Chenghai, a district in Shantou City,” he told Epoch Times in an interview. “The person said had been illegally detained at a local legal education school, and was deprived of sleep for over 10 días, threatened, and intimidated. When he explained the situation to the court prosecutor, the prosecutor said: ‘You must’ve committed a crime if the public security officers resorted to torture to extract a confession.’”

I don’t smoke, don’t drink, don’t go to social events, and don’t have much social interaction. So I don’t have much need for money.

A trip to Xi County in the central Chinese province of Henan left Liang feeling that being a lawyer in China is “too tiresome”: “Even though there is the law, the police officers there say, ‘I listen to my leader,’ and the prosecuting officials say, ‘Don’t talk to me about the law; I won’t let you review the court documents.’”

Epoch Times recently spoke with Liang Xiaojun about his work in China; below is an abridged translation of the interview, edited for clarity.

época (Y): You started out studying politics and ideology — why did you elect to enter this field back then?

Liang Xiaojun: I entered college in 1991. Entonces, politics thickly permeated China’s atmosphere, especially after the Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989.

My father was a Party member and was very leftist in his thinking. He strongly supported the Party’s position and believed that the leadership of the Party was unshakable. Because studying politics could allow one to get a job more easily, my father chose this field for me. And so I sat for an exam and was admitted to the Hebei Normal University.

Liang Xiaojun. (Weibo)

What I learned was useless. De hecho, I don’t like politics, especially the teachings of Marxism-Leninism and Maoism. I learned poorly, didn’t enjoy the lessons, and felt that the teachings were meaningless.

I led a life of affluence, and didn’t encounter any major setbacks. My life was very peaceful and ordinary, and I didn’t have any direct contact with the poor.

But I did observe those living in the farming villages, and I greatly sympathized with them. The country was developing, but why did so many people have to live in poverty and ignorance? The city dwellers discriminated against the villagers, and I found this hard to understand.

I feel that villagers and those in the cities should enjoy the same level of development, and that there shouldn’t be any discrimination. There is injustice in society, I thought, and felt that there should be some sort of system in place to reverse this unjust phenomenon.

Even though I was being indoctrinated with Marxism-Leninism, and the Maoist stuff, I still enjoyed traditional Chinese culture much more. I would read Confucius’s “Analects,” and selections from Mencius. It was from these ancients that I learned about giving up one’s life for a noble cause, and other teachings of virtue. This spiritual pursuit impacted me profoundly.

mientras tanto, I was studying law, and believed that there was something about the law that was worth exploring. Por ejemplo, the law embraces values like fairness and justice, which is in fact similar to the concept of “yi,” or “righteousness,” from traditional Chinese culture; in reality, these values are complementary.

Y: Are you still in contact with your classmates from the China University of Political Science and Law? You are all in the same profession, but why do you serve different clientele?

Liang: Of the over 100 classmates at the university, I’m possibly the only one on the rights defense path. I spoke to some classmates in university groups, but they didn’t understand me. Some even quit the groups I belonged to…

Some of us from the China University of Political Science and Law work in the public security system, and we know each other. But they can’t understand the sort of legal cases I take up.

So I haven’t been in contact with my classmates from the Hebei Normal University and the China University of Political Science and Law. primero, we have nothing in common. Second, they are keeping their distance from me.

It’s better that my classmates just do what they do. I’m being monitored, and that could affect them if we keep in touch because many of them are government officials. After considering their situation, I’ve decided not to contact them.

That being said, I feel that what I’m doing is excellent and correct. I’m living up to the spirit of the law and defending human rights—there’s nothing wrong with that. I’ve found other kindred spirits, and we share a common conviction.

I can’t accept too much money from Falun Gong practitioners. This group has been suppressed for over 10 años, and its adherents lead very difficult lives.

Y: Does the name “Daoheng” (道衡) in your Daoheng Law Firm have anything to do with traditional Chinese culture?

Liang: I did think about traditional Chinese culture when coming up with a name. The character “dao," () is derived from “The Tao that is the way that can be followed, but it isn’t an ordinary way,” and “Taoism follows nature,” while “heng” () means “balance.”

Y: Why are the words “Paying Attention to the Death Sentence” in Daoheng Law Firm’s corporate logo?

Liang: We’ve accepted several death-penalty cases. Some of our clients have their sentence reduced to life imprisonment, or a limited term of imprisonment, and some were even found not guilty.

As a lawyer, when my clients are handed the death sentence, I’m not heartless to the point where I feel nothing. I don’t know what judges who pass the execution order are thinking, because they are required by legal procedure to meet the defendants, the people on death row. After meeting with them, these judges order the execution, and it is done. I don’t know how the judges cope mentally.

Anyhow, I feel very uncomfortable when I know that my clients are going to be executed; I even have dreams about executions and my clients at night. People commit drug-related crimes because they are poor. For a little money, drug mules lose their lives. Being poor isn’t their fault, and killing these people doesn’t solve the problem.

China has always handed out harsh punishment to drug criminals. sin embargo, drug-related crimes haven’t lessened, and are in fact increasing. The death penalty is a complicated legal and political issue. An authoritarian country needs the death penalty to maintain its rule, and to intimidate the people.

Y: Chinese law firms usually have a Party committee and Party leaders. Does your law office have a Party committee?

Liang: Daoheng Law Firm doesn’t have a Party committee.

Y: What sort of court trials do you feel are the most oppressive?

Liang: The trial of Liu Wei from Sichuan Province was the most oppressive court case I’ve experienced.

Liu was a student at the Beijing Polytechnic University and a Tiananmen protester. After he quit school and returned to Sichuan, the police continued to harass him. So all he could do was rights defense and dissident work.

The Chinese Communist Party’s use of intimidation tactics dissident cases is unrivalled—when court is in session, large numbers of riot police enter the courtroom wearing metal helmets and carrying rifles loaded with live rounds.

Also quite oppressive are cases involving Falun Gong [a traditional Chinese meditation practice persecuted in China].

Y: What effect did the widespread arrest of lawyers in July 9 last year have on the legal community in China?

Liang: The suppression succeeded in some areas, but I feel that new lawyers are stepping out in large numbers. Everyone is persevering and going on with it.

Y: There are many lawyers, but there aren’t many “human rights lawyers.” Why did you decide to become one?

Liang: As a defense lawyer, I discovered that there were many people who were being suppressed by the country’s authorities, resulting in their being unfairly tried and sentenced.

Liang Xiaojun. (Weibo)

En 2008, I represented Kashgar Alimujiang in Xinjiang, a typical case of political and religious persecution. Alimujiang, a Christian who converted from Islam, was marked by the local religious bureau after he started organizing a family church. He was later arrested for “providing state secrets to foreigners,” and sentenced to 15 years in jail.

The Xinjiang procuratorate didn’t have enough evidence to prosecute Alimujiang, and his actions didn’t make him guilty, ya sea. But he was convicted regardless.

When I later started representing Falun Gong cases, I found that it difficult to meet my clients, difficult to review court documents, and difficult to secure a court trial. It was challenging every step of the way because there was interference from public security forces, la fiscalía, y los tribunales.

After taking on Falun Gong cases, I realize that under the current Chinese system, they are the most severely persecuted group. So I decided to defend these people whose rights have been truly violated.

Ya que 2009, I’ve accepted between 80 a 100 Falun Gong cases. The authorities have piled intense pressure against me—the judicial bureau came looking for me, and so did other departments. These departments told me that I couldn’t represent Falun Gong practitioners, and that what I was doing was very dangerous.

Because the pressure was so immense, many lawyers who worked on these cases have since stopped representing Falun Gong practitioners. But I’ve always persisted.

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