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EU To Crack Down on Organ Trafficking & Organ Tourism

By Jasper Fakkert  27/05/2010

A directive was adopted by a majority vote in the European Parliament (EP) aimed at increasing the safety and quality of organ transplants in the European Union (EU). It stresses that "member States should intensify their cooperation under the auspices of Interpol and Europol in order to address the problem of trafficking in organs more effectively."

Killing Falun Gong Practitioners for Profit

By Hon. David Kilgour, J.D. 19/05/2010

The following speech was given by Hon. David Kilgour, a former Secretary of State of Canada, on the same day of a media conference at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France. Subsequently, a large majority of Members of the European Parliament voted on May 19 to ask the European Commission to investigate the plight of Falun Gong practitioners in China.

Shanghai Expo Pays $3.2 Million for Plagiarized Japanese Song

From NTDTV 19/05/2010

The Shanghai World Expo will pay 300 million Japanese yen (approximately US$3.2 million) to Japanese singer Maya Okamoto for plagiarizing her song, according to a report published on Japanese news websites last week.

How Falun Gong Began Changing China on April 25, 1999

By Matthew Robertson  30/04/2010

When tens of thousands of Falun Gong practitioners peacefully assembled on April 25, 1999, in Beijing to ask the Chinese communist state to stop its harassment of Falun Gong, they took the first steps in what would become the largest and most sustained civil disobedience movement in modern China. The practitioners also set in motion changes that are shifting how Chinese society relates to the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP), according to leading Chinese dissidents.

Senior Journalist’s View on the Falun Gong Issue

By Zhao Mojia   30/04/2010

On April 25, 11 years ago, 10,000 Chinese citizens, all Falun Gong practitioners, spontaneously gathered in front of the State Bureau of Letters and Calls to peacefully appeal for the right to pursue their practice of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance. The event, now known as the “Falun Gong 4.25 Peaceful Appeal,” brought awareness of Falun Gong to the world. It was also the beginning of a peaceful protest that would span the next 11 years, carried out by the largest group of people to ever have been persecuted in China.

Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor Requests Investigation of Shen Yun Cancellation

By Lin Yi  30/04/2010

HONG KONG–Director Law Yuk Kai announced that the Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor has requested the Hong Kong government to initiate an investigation into the cancellation of Shen Yun Performing Arts in Hong Kong and to submit a report to the United Nations.

Gao Zhisheng Resurfaces, Says He Quits

By Matthew Robertson  10/04/2010

During a meeting with Associated Press reporters in a Beijing teahouse on April 7, human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng said he was giving up his activism against the Chinese Communist Party in the hopes of being able to contact, and possibly reunite with, his family in the future.

Behind the Scalpel

 By Yue Hongchen   01/04/2010

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Shen Zhongyang, an authority in liver transplant in China, is the Executive Director of Tianjin First Center Hospital. He is also a committee member of the Eleventh CPPCC (Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference) National Committee. Apart from his titles as Director of “Tianjin Oriental Organ Transplant Center” and Director of “Liver Transplant Institute of Armed Police General Hospital,” he was also awarded for Excellent Expert and Technician of Tianjin Health Department,  Tianjin Cross Century Young Talent, Excellent Individual of the Armed Force, Model Worker of Tianjin City, Top Ten Outstanding Youth of Tianjin, Tianjin Government Award, Outstanding Overseas Chinese Who Returned to China, National Outstanding Talent of Overseas Chinese Who Returned 

Gao Zhisheng Said to Be Free, but Doubts Linger

By Matthew Robertson   01/04/2010

A Chinese human rights lawyer, famous for standing up to the communist authorities, is said to be relaxing in a Buddhist mountain retreat rather than being in prison, as was previously thought.

Amnesty Urges China to Disclose Execution Figures

By Peter Sedik   01/04/2010

Amnesty International challenged China on March 29 to disclose the number of executions they carry out. The human rights group released its annual Death Sentences and Executions report, where they claim that the Chinese authorities executed “thousands” of people in 2009, more than the rest of the world combined.
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