The New York Post carried an article on June 1, 2019, titled “Chinese dissidents are being executed for their organs, former hospital worker says.”
The article was written by Steven W. Mosher, the president of the Population Research Institute and an American social scientist who has written extensively about China.
Mosher began the New York Post article:
“Zheng Qiaozhi — we will call him George — still has nightmares. He was interning at China’s Shenyang Army General Hospital when he was drafted to be part of an organ-harvesting team.”
Mosher described how a young prisoner was brought into the room with his hands and feet tied. He was very much alive. The army doctor in charge then swiftly cut the young man open from his chest to his belly button to expose his two kidneys.
The doctor was then quoted as telling the intern to “cut the veins and arteries.” The intern followed the doctor’s instructions, and “blood spurted everywhere.” The kidneys were removed and placed in a container designed for transporting organs for transplant.
Mosher wrote, “Then the doctor ordered George to remove the man’s eyeballs. Hearing that, the dying prisoner gave him a look of sheer terror, and George froze. ‘I can’t do it,’ he told the doctor, who then quickly scooped out the man’s eyeballs himself.
“George was so unnerved by what he had seen that he soon quit his job at the hospital and returned home. Later, afraid that he might be the next victim of China’s forced organ-transplant business, he fled to Canada and assumed a new identity.”
Mosher explained in the article that first-person accounts like George’s were “understandably rare. The ‘transplant tourists’ who come to China are naturally told nothing about the ‘donors’ of their new heart, liver or kidney. And those who are executed for their organs tell no tales.”
Falun Gong practitioners are believed to be a substantial source for these organs in China, Mosher explained. He said that after former Communist Party chief Jiang Zemin initiated the persecution of Falun Gong in 1999, hundreds of thousands of the group’s followers were arrested and disappeared without a trace.
The intern at Shenyang Army General Hospital knew only that the young prisoner he helped to execute was under 18 and healthy, Mosher said.
Mosher suggested that Muslim minorities in China’s far west are the next target for China’s state-sanctioned organ harvesting industry. Between 1 and 3 million Uighur and Kazakh men have been arrested and sent to concentration camps in recent years. These men had their blood drawn and their organs examined after they entered these camps. In addition, dedicated lanes for organs have reportedly sprung up at airports across the region, while crematoria are said to be under construction, Mosher wrote.
“Despite China’s claims to the contrary, its transplant business is booming. And, thanks to a Western technology called ECMO — extracorporeal membrane oxygenation — it has become much, much more lucrative,” he said.
Mosher wrote that 20 years ago, doctors were only able to successfully harvest one or at most two organs from a donor. The other organs would have been deprived of oxygen too long to be successfully transplanted. An ECMO machine can serve as an artificial heart and lung to keep the other organs alive long enough to be harvested. Before the invention of ECMO, an organ-harvesting victim’s few salvageable organs would be worth at most $250,000. Now, with the use of ECMO, every organ can be harvested — even the skin — meaning the profit from a victim’s body could double or even triple.
Mosher said that although ECMO has saved many lives in the West, this technology “has had the opposite effect in China: It has accelerated the killing of innocent people.”
China has gone to great lengths to cover up these crimes, Mosher wrote. In January 2015, the regime announced that it would only use organs from voluntary civilian organ donors and that the use of organs from executed prisoners would be banned.
Mosher wrote, “As proof, they even published statistics. These showed a straight-line increase in ‘voluntary’ organ donations so picture-perfect it could only be fabricated. And China’s ‘official’ number of voluntary donors had only risen to 6,000 by 2018, a number far too small to supply the many tens of thousands of organs actually transplanted that year.
While patients in other countries have to wait years on average for an organ to become available, Mosher explained, “Only in China do organ tourists receive a kidney, heart or liver transplant within days or weeks of arriving. In fact, in some cases, patients have reported that their transplant surgeries were scheduled before they even arrived in China — something that could only happen as a result of forced organ harvesting.”
Mosher concluded by saying that China’s organ transplant industry not only constitutes mass murder but may also be a form of genocide.