Organ Harvesting in the People'S Republic of China

World needs to act on organ donations editorial

Organ donation falls far short of demand for transplants around the world.

Wednesday, 2 September, 2009, 12:00am

Challenge now is to find other sources of organs

Beijing's agreement not to carry out transplant operations with organs from executed prisoners - except for members of their immediate families - will, when put into practice, amount to a ban on this highly questionable practice.

7 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Shortage of organs spurs call for donors

The Ministry of Health yesterday called on people to sign up for voluntary organ donation schemes to ease a serious shortage of body parts for transplants.

The call follows last week's announcement that the ministry's landmark Human Organ Transplant Regulation will take effect from May 1 to tackle organ trading and harvesting of body parts.

11 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Draft law on organ transplants passed

The mainland has moved closer to introducing a long-awaited law to regulate human organ transplants, tackling a controversial issue that has cast a shadow over the country's human rights record.

The State Council, chaired by Premier Wen Jiabao , passed a draft regulation on Wednesday banning trade in human organs and tightening controls on transplants.

23 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Activist Harry Wu challenges organ harvesting claims

Scale of conspiracy alleged by Falun Gong 'impossible'

A prominent Chinese human rights activist in the US has challenged Falun Gong claims that mainland hospitals have harvested organs from thousands of its members.

9 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Organ removal reports 'slander'

The Ministry of Health has denied that organs are regularly taken from executed prisoners for transplant on the mainland and described overseas media reports to that effect as slander.

'There are few cases of utilisation of executed prisoners' organs,' ministry spokesman Mao Qunan said. 'The main source of China's transplanted organs is voluntary donations.'

11 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Organs could be used for life-saving surgery

The organs of those executed after the Big Spender appeal hearing could be used for life-saving surgery if relatives do not object.

Five condemned convicts, including Cheung Tze-keung, will be sent for execution within seven days if they lose their appeal.

4 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Transplant reports denied

REPORTS by the BBC and The Times on the trading of executed prisoners' organs in China was 'groundless and sheer fabrication', the semi-official Hong Kong China News Agency yesterday quoted government officials as saying.

5 Nov 1994 - 12:00am