The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China's Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem

The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China's Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem

Ethan Gutmann

Language: English

Pages: 368

ISBN: 161614940X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


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.

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opportunity to complete the Uyghur interviews and paint an accurate portrait of the Ghulja Incident. In the interests of full disclosure I should also mention that I often stayed on practitioner and Uyghur couches throughout the world as a way to save money on the road, and I appreciate the individuals who offered me such hospitality on short notice (Sound of Hope Radio Network in Taipei, I'm particularly thinking of you here). Yet before anyone accuses me of going native, let me be clear on

http://media.faluninfo.net/media/doc/2012/10/U.S._Congress_Dear_Colleague_Letter_Organ_Harvesting_10.4.2012.pdf (accessed January 22, 2014). 24. This section on Huang Jiefu is partially based on Arne Schwarz, “The Dark Side of Huang Jiefu: Facts and Sources,” e-mail to author, May 2013, and WOIPFG, “Investigative Report on How the Chinese Regime Uses the Former Vice Minister of Health, Huang Jiefu, to Conceal Its Unethical Organ Procurement Practices,” World Organization to Investigate the

negative press, there was no major follow-up to the Guangming Ribao article. By the end of the year, the long knives of the Public Security Bureau appeared to disappear, too, and Jing did not notice a significant drop off in Chinese Communist Party supporters in her practice sites. Instead, Luo Gan launched a quiet PSB investigation into Falun Gong's “illegal religious activities” in January 1997 and a second investigation six months later. Regional PSB representatives came back with the same

the standards of Beijing society she was a high-level success, and her son and daughter appeared to be on a similar trajectory. She also made no secret of the fact that she had been practicing Falun Gong since 1994. After April 25 the other officials at the Ministry of Commerce began approaching her, in a friendly way, simply seeking assurances that she would drop the practice and quietly renounce her beliefs. Zhang made it clear that she would desist from any public embrace of Falun Gong but

time, but Wang did not see arrest as the end of his responsibilities—rather than relying on the massive clearinghouse of Masanjia to sort out the practitioners, he constructed his own formidable medical/law enforcement entity: the Jinzhou City Public Security Bureau On-site Psychological Research Center. We might not know much else about the center's history—it's not clear that it survived long after Wang's move to Chongqing—but Lisa Lee told me that an official webpage devoted to Wang Lijun

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