On November 12, 2022, Liu Aocheng, a 14-year-old boy, 5’7″ tall and slightly overweight, went downstairs at his home in Wuhan City to take out the garbage at his mother’s request. It was 8:30 am, and Liu did not take his cell phone or wallet.
He never returned home.
The young man’s family issued a missing person notice. Now all family members have left their jobs to organize and begin searching.
Recently, the media reported the disappearance of more than a dozen young people across China.
However, this has been going on for several years.
In 2017, the strange disappearance of at least 30 college students in Wuhan drew much attention.
In September of the same year, Yang Zili, a former researcher at the Chuanzhixing Institute of Social and Economic Research in Beijing, investigated the missing college students in Wuhan. He also helped set up a WeChat group to communicate with the victims’ parents and worked with lawyers and journalists to shed light on the cases.
Wuhan police reacted quickly, arresting Zili. His company, to avoid trouble, fired him from his position.
During an interview with The Epoch Times, Yang Zili said he found some repeating patterns in the investigation. The missing persons are generally male college students, and occasionally there are very few female college students. He also found that they came from ordinary families and not high-ranking ones. He then added:
“In a light sense, the case cannot be solved; in a serious sense, if there is any conspiracy here, such as organ transplantation, can’t criminal gangs collude with these hospitals?”
The list provided in 2020 by the father of one of the missing youths to The Epoch Times shows that at least 372 students in Wuhan suffered the same fate up to that point.
It is an issue that the authorities do not want to bring to light and are trying to keep as far away from public opinion as possible.
A Tencent reporter in Wuhan was arrested for reporting on the disappearances, while the official CCTV channel took it upon itself to discredit him, saying he spread rumors.
Yang Zili said, “The results of the investigation showed that what he said was true, and he only clicked on some things, but did not expand on them. What he said was true, and Wuhan forced him to stand up.”
The disappearance of young people has increased considerably in recent months and has alarmed the Chinese population, who are looking for answers from the authorities, whom they judge to be incompetent, negligent, or, worse, complicit.
The concern about these cases is noticeable on social networks, which show several theories about what is happening; however, one idea appears most likely, kidnapping for organ harvesting. Users on Twitter said:
“It should have something to do with organ transplants. It’s very scary to think about the news about Jiang Zemin’s critical illness and the child’s disappearance during this period of time!”.
“Have you ever wondered why those retired communist bandit officials live so long? Don’t their organs fail them? How can they live long and healthy after being officials for so many years? Thinking carefully is fantastic.”
“Organ harvesting started from Falun Gong. Now there may not be enough organs, and it is too profitable. The sickle has spread to ordinary leeks, from missing college students to unexplained deaths and missing youth.”
Are these just rumors driven by discontent? There are known cases in many countries around the world linking forced organ removal to organized crime.
Why did people go so far as to associate it with the Chinese regime?
Since the early 2000s, the number of organ transplants in China has skyrocketed. Liver transplants increased tenfold that year, and in 2005 it jumped to 30 times more than in 1999. The transplant boom was followed by a race to build and adapt new facilities to accommodate the enormous demand domestically and from patients from abroad. The clinics’ websites advertised the prices of surgical interventions according to the organ required and a waiting time ranging from a few months to weeks or days; even an emergency intervention was recorded with a waiting time of only 4 hours.
This alarmed the world medical community, which considered it impossible to meet the demand in such a short time, without even an organ donation system. Who were the donors?
Falun Dafa (Falun Gong), a self-improvement discipline with solid roots in Chinese culture, became very popular in the 1990s. Its incredible healing effects and moral teachings attracted nearly 100 million people, making it the most prominent spiritual movement of recent times. However, Jiang Zemin, former general secretary of the CCP, considered it a threat because of its popularity and its teachings opposed to communist atheism, initiating in 1999 a brutal persecution against its practitioners. Soon, these people filled prisons, forced labor camps, psychiatric hospitals, and clandestine jails.
Researchers and experts worldwide concluded that the Chinese regime uses its detention centers network as a bank of living organ donors, primarily Falun Dafa practitioners. Prisoners are screened for compatibility with patients and then killed to harvest their organs. The rise of the transplant industry coincides with the beginning of the persecution of Falun Dafa.
The CCP heavily censors information about this event; however, thanks to the campaign carried out by practitioners, both the Chinese people and people worldwide now know how far one of the most brutal regimes in history can go.