The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China's Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem
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The inside story of China's organ transplant business and its macabre connection with internment camps and killing fields for arrested dissidents, especially the adherents of Falun Gong.
Mass murder is alive and well. That is the stark conclusion of this comprehensive investigation into the Chinese state's secret program to get rid of political dissidents while profiting from the sale of their organs--in many cases to Western recipients. Based on interviews with top-ranking police officials and Chinese doctors who have killed prisoners on the operating table, veteran China analyst Ethan Gutmann has produced a riveting insider's account--culminating in a death toll that will shock the world.
Why would the Chinese leadership encourage such a dangerous perversion of their medical system? To solve the puzzle, Gutmann journeyed deep into the dissident archipelago of Falun Gong, Tibetans, Uighurs and House Christians, uncovering an ageless drama of resistance, eliciting confessions of deep betrayal and moments of ecstatic redemption.
In an age of compassion fatigue, Gutmann relies on one simple truth: those who have made it back from the gates of hell have stories to tell. And no matter what baggage the reader may bring along, their preconceptions of China will not survive the trip.
apologize to the whole staff for the blitzkrieg at the end, but I thank you for making this a better product. Several individuals read the early drafts with a critical eye: Caylan Ford, Matthew Robertson and Leeshai Lemish. Their comments, corrections, and late-night phone calls were extremely helpful. Olli Törmä of Finland volunteered to produce graphics throughout the book (thanks also to Luba Pishchik and Jared Pearman for the Fuyou Street graphic), such as the brilliantly simple map of the
operation is nearing completion introduce a lethal injection—a more recent method. 19. “Witness to China's Organ Harvesting,” NTDTV, November 21, 2008, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68pOislukB4 (accessed January 14, 2014). 20. Wei Jingsheng, interview by author, Washington, DC, October 2007. 21. “Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party,” Epoch Times, January 12, 2005, http://www.epochtimes.com/9pingdownload/English/9ping_en.pdf (accessed January 30, 2014). 22. David Kilgour and David Matas,
by approximately two to one. For the party, the “false peace” was wrapping up. With the failure of the wither-away strategy, the PSB ordered a new investigation in the summer of 1998. Instead of attempting to establish the character of Falun Gong (already termed a heretical cult in the internal documents), it would probe its strengths and weaknesses. At Tsinghua University, Ming's practice sites were curtailed from employing banners and the like.28 A central database that covered all the
political wing for fresh blood. This time there was far less pretense about it. Murat was told that harvesting political prisoners was normal. A growing export. High volume. The military hospitals are leading the way. By early 1999, the officials stopped coming and Murat no longer heard about the harvesting of political prisoners. Perhaps it was over, he thought. Perhaps the Xinjiang Procedure had been an experiment, like those inexplicable blood tests of rural Uyghur schoolchildren that he had
landscape widened. In 2004, a car full of Falun Gong legal-activists on their way to serve papers against party officials in Pretoria, South Africa, was strafed in a drive-by shooting on a highway outside the Johannesburg Airport.8 Break-ins and vandalism of Epoch Times offices followed in Hong Kong and Taipei.9 In 2006, as it became clear that Falun Gong was no longer playing for stalemate, Liu Jing, vice-director of the 6-10 Office, verbally passed down a secret fatwa on Li Hongzhi. The North