To investigate the criminal conduct of all institutions, organizations, and individuals involved in the persecution of Falun Gong; to bring such investigations, no matter how long it takes, no matter how far and deep we have to search, to full closure; to exercise fundamental principles of humanity; and to restore and uphold justice in society.

THE FINAL HARVEST: A Comprehensive Investigation into the Chinese Communist Party’s Live Organ Harvesting of Falun Gong Practitioners

November 18, 2015


Executive Summary

For more than nine years, serious questions about China’s organ transplant system have haunted the West. Are Falun Gong practitioners in the majority, but also Tibetans, Uyghurs, and House Christians being murdered for their retail organs in China’s hospitals? What is the real scale of China’s organ harvesting apparatus? And how deeply implicated is the Chinese Communist Party of China? 

China is one of the most secretive medical systems in the world. In 2006, the Chinese medical establishment shut the door to any external investigation of forced disappearances of Falun Dafa practitioners and the transplant system, while China’s hospitals went to strict Internet silence. The Chinese medical establishment filled the information vacuum with official numbers which appear to bolster their claim that “medical reform” of organ transplantation is at hand. And who can contradict them?

We can.

Because of the remarkably short waiting time for organ tissue matches – usually about two weeks for a foreigner – we theorized that the organ harvesting infrastructure of China uses a sort of coded communication system to maintain its vast pool of human subjects – the vast majority of which are Falun Gong practitioners – and barters them among regional hospitals. Now, we believe we have broken at least part of the code. Just as the successful attempt to decrypt the Nazi’s Enigma Device began with a traffic analysis of all German units, we subjected Chinese medical communications to a comprehensive data analysis, searching thousands of reports and medical theses for any reference to the hospitals under our investigation. Here is what we found:

  • In the report, the WOIPFG cited 35 testimonies from five Politburo Standing Committee members, one vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), one Politburo member, one CMC member and former defense minister, one department head of the People’s Liberation Army General Logistics Department’s Health division, an armed guard at a scene of live organ harvesting, several senior officials from the Political and Legislative Affairs Committee, and transplant surgeons from more than 20 hospitals. These testimonies reveal that the majority of the extractedorgans were harvested from Falun Gong practitioners, and the order to harvest organs from Falun Gong practitioners came from the CCP’s highest level.
  • After Jiang Zemin started persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners in 1999, several million petitioners were illegally arrested and subsequently went missing. In the meanwhile, the number of organ transplant cases across China has experienced explosive growth. The abundance of organs available for transplant in China has enabled the hospitals to perform transplant operations by finding matching organs within 1-2 weeks.The evidence from the investigation demonstrates: many Falun Dafa petitioners, who did not report their names when being illegally detained, have been secretly imprisoned and code numbered as living organ donors.
  • Seven types of evidence prove the existence of an enormous living organ donor pool: the wait time for a donor organ is extremely short; there are a surprising number of emergency organ transplants; there are cases of multiple organ transplant operations taking place simultaneously; and living human beings have been used for spare organs. In addition, detained Falun Dafa practitioners have been forced to go through blood tests, while suffering from physical and mental abuse, but they were never informed of the test results. This evidence reveals the existence of a massive living organ donor bank.
  • After 2006, the volume of China's organ transplant remains higher than that in 2003. Moreover, intensive organ transplants have emerged. As a result of carefully crafted lies by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), it has always been misunderstood that the amount of organ transplants has declined since 2006. The truth is: the number not only remains higher than that in 2003, it is also on the trend of rise after the peak of organ transplants in 2006. Particularly after the disclosure of the CCP’s massive organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners in 2006, a stunning phenomenon of intensive organ transplants emerged nationwide.
  • A “building-blocks” method to estimate the actual transplant numbers of 712 Chinese organ transplant hospitals, demonstrates that the 10,000-per-year rate of transplants publicly released by the Ministry of Health is a lie. China’s annual transplant numbers are suspected to be at least 10-20 times higher than the publicly released numbers.

Our report, drafted by highly qualified researchers both inside and outside of China, represents nine years of unprecedented surveillance into the Chinese medical system. Produced under conditions resembling wartime, our report is an interim assessment; debates over numbers, estimates, and interpretation of evidence continue within our investigative staff. Yet the core evidence in our report is replicable, transparent, and ultimately, indisputable. And there is no internal debate over the following conclusions:

  • Conclusion One: Live organ harvesting is an act of the state by the CCP. All evidence testifies that Jiang Zemin has personally ordered live organ harvesting be used on Falun Dafa practitioners. The CCP’s Central Committee, the Central Military Commission and other high-ranking offices have been involved. On a national scale, the CCP has used the army, armed police forces and government forces, including the public security, prosecutorial and judicial departments as well as the Political and Legislative Affairs Committees, and all organ transplant institutions across China. So, live organ harvesting is an act of the state by the CCP.
  • Conclusion Two: The main sources of the living organ donor bank are suspected to be the millions of Falun Dafa practitioners, who were illegally detained for petitioning.
  • Conclusion Three: Seven types of evidence prove the existence of an enormous living organ donor pool in China.
  • Conclusion Four:After 2006, the volume of China's organ transplant remains higher than that in 2003. Moreover, intensive organ transplants have emerged.
  • Conclusion Five: With no evidence of a concordant rise in the execution rate of death-row criminals, our report concludes that the actual number of Falun Gong practitionersharvested cannot be counted in the tens of thousands but is suspected to be in the millions.
  • The serial public declarations by the Chinese medical establishment of a new ethical environment for transplantation are simply a privacy shield to facilitate state-sanctioned murder.

The goal of this study is to establish the trajectory of organ harvesting of Falun Dafa practitioners in China. To achieve that goal we have been examining China’s hospitals and focusing on organ transplants over time. A truly accurate estimate of the overall numbers of Falun Gong practitioners murdered by forced organ harvesting is not the ultimate goal of this study, nor is it attainable at present, for the simple reason that this is not a conventional investigation, but aspecial investigation carried out when the entire Chinese nation is in a state of a special war! The subject of this investigation is the crimes of the state perpetrated by the CCP, which is the most brutal, most insidious, most evil and the largest totalitarian terrorist organization in the entire human history! This report does not present the investigation conclusions in the conventional sense, but some of the clues obtained by the WOIPFG through more than nine years of investigation in extremely difficult conditions.

As investigative researchers rather than activists, we have remained on the sidelines for many years, calmly waiting for the West to take action. Yet this report demonstrates that any further diplomatic acceptance of the official Chinese line by the West is to be complicit in an ongoing crime against humanity.

Chapter one: The Surge in Organ Transplants: Forced disappearances and Witness Testimonies
    The Initial Surge
    Codes Instead Of Names
    Laogai System Numbers
    Early Incidents Of Live Organ Harvesting
    Macro Harvesting Trajectories
    Micro Harvesting Trajectories
    Anomalies In China’s Organ Transplant Industry
    Fatal Flaws In The Official Explanation
    Chapter Conclusions
Chapter Two:A State Crime: Ordered by Jiang, and Carried Out by the Army
    I. Four types of evidence showing Jiang Zemin Personally Issued the Order
    Evidence One: Bai Shuzhong, Minister of Health for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) General Logistics Department, and Bo Xilai, member of the Politburo admitted that Jiang Zemin directly gave the order to extract organs from Falun Gong practitioners for transplant operations
    Evidence Two: High Level CCP Officials Knew About the Crime of Live Organ Harvesting from Falun Gong Practitioners
    Evidence Three: Central Political and Legislative Affairs Committee (PLAC) and the 610 System are directly involved in the organ harvesting crime.High-ranking officials of political and legislative affairs further confirmed this crime
    Evidence Four: Military, Police, Judiciary Systems and Hospitals across China Participated in Live Organ Harvesting
    II.The Entire System of Military Hospitals and Armed Police Hospitals is Involved in Live Organ Harvesting from Falun Gong Practitioners
    III. The Militarization and Industrialization of Harvesting Falun Gong
Chapter Three:Chinese Tissue Typing Requires a Large Captive Population
    I. During the Interview on March, 2015, Huang Jiefu Admitted Tissue Typing is Practiced in China. The CCP has Lied in Claiming that Death-Row Prisoners are the Sole Source of Organ Transplants.
    II. Extremely Short Waiting Time Proves the Existence of Huge Live Organ Reservoir in China
    III. The Massive Number of “Urgent Transplants” Indicates China Practices Reverse Tissue Typing and Killing People Based on Demand
    IV. Many Hospitals Often Simultaneously Conduct More Than one Transplant Operation, Indicating the Existence of Large, Living Organ Pools
    V. Case Study: One Transplantation Operation Employed Multiple Standby Donor Organs, with Two Spare Living Liver Donors, Revealing the Existence of Living Donor Pools for Organs and a Sophisticated Underground Operating System
    VI. A Large Number of Expedited Transplantations in 2006 Proves the Existence of a Large Pool of Living Donors
    VII. Reverse Matching Exposes the Existence of a Large, Living Organ Bank
    VIII. Falun Dafa Practitioners Are Forced To Have Blood Tests, Which Is Powerful Evidence for the Existence of a Living Organ Bank
Chapter Four:Organ Transplants did not Decrease after 2006
    I.Intensive Organ Transplants Emerged after the Disclosure of the CCP’S Massive Organ Harvesting from Live Falun Gong Practitioners (see Chapter III Section V for details)
    II. Organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners continued
    III.  The CCP will not decrease the number of organ harvesting cases, as long as its political purpose is to eliminate Falun Gong
    IV. The CCP will Not Slow Down Harvesting
    V. The CCP designated 169 hospitals as qualified to transplant organs to make organ harvesting faster, more discreet, and better controlled
    VI. The CCP created the false appearance of declining organ transplant numbers after 2006 through the following three methods
Chapter Five: A Comprehensive Data Analysis Indicates the Number of Liver and Kidney Transplants Performed by Chinese Hospitals is Significantly Larger than Previously Understood
    I.The Rationale for Conducting a Careful Analysis of Hospitals Suspected of Organ Harvesting
    II.State-Level Military Organ Transplant Centers: Cases Where Data Has been Deleted and Tampered With and Websites Are No Longer Updated
    III.Medium-sized Military Hospitals have Falsified Data, Removed Related Webpages, and Stopped Updating New Cases
    IV.The Ministry of Health-Designated National Transplant Centers Falsified Data, Deleted or Stopped Updating Webpages
    V.Medium-sized Hospitals Accredited by Ministry of Health to Perform Organ Transplant Operations have Tampered with Data, Deleted Webpages and Stopped Updating Websites
    VI.A Pilot Hospital Performing Transplants from Donors of Cardiac Death Tampered with Data, Deleted Web Pages, and Stopped Updating Web Pages
    VII.Medium and Small Scale Hospitals also Tamper with Data and Delete Webpages
    VIII.Data Processing Methods for Other Hospitals
    IX.Actual Transplant Volume Likely Even Greater Than 401,678
Chapter Six:New Evidence Confirms the Live Organ Harvesting of Falun Gong is Proceeding at a Relatively Constant Rate. In Certain Hospitals it is Increasing.
    I. The Deputy Head of a Large Hospital Reveals that the Number of Transplants in Large Hospitals is as High as 2,000-3,000 Per Year
    II. The Reports by the CCP’s Official Media Outlets and Foreign Media Confirm: the Actual Number of Organ Transplants at 11 Hospitals is Significantly Higher than Reported and These Numbers are not Decreasing over Time, but Staying Constant or Increasing.
    III.Another 44 hospitals were also suspected to perform organ transplants at a far higher rate than the published numbers.
    IV. More than 40 Military Hospitals are Involved in Organ Harvesting. the Number of Liver and Kidney Transplants Suspected to be Connected with Organ Harvesting is over 100,000
    V.The Number of Organ Transplants Performed by Smaller Organ Transplant Center is also Beyond Imagination (China has 86 liver transplant centers, and the number of liver transplants is believed to be 50,000 per year)
    VI. The Use of the hospital classification approach and the Calculation Method based on the Ratios of Actual Transplant Number to Publicly Disclosed Numbers both allow us to draw the conclusion that the total number of people killed for their organs exceeds 2 million
    VII. The latest investigative phone recording: Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli Confirms that the CCP Harvests Organs from Millions of Living Falun Gong practitioners
    VIII. Three CCP Organ Transplant Experts Confirm that the Actual Number of Transplants far Exceeds Official Published Figures
    IX. Illustration on the Calculation to obtain the Conclusion that number of Falun Dafa practitioners slaughtered for their organs is suspected to exceed 2 million
    X. township hospitals, even Chinese medicine hospitals at county-level have transplanted large amount of organs
    XI. Case Study: Academician Li Leishi, Vice Dean of Nanjing Military Region General Hospital ; How his Military Research Institute of Nephrology Transplanted over 1,000 Kidneys in 2004and his Subsequent Suicide
Chapter Seven:Evidence of Falun Gong Practitioners Being Murdered in Other Ways
    I. Live Human Experiments
    II. China has become the Largest Country for Exporting Plastinated Human Body Specimens
    III. Many Hospitals Use “Fresh Corpses” of Healthy Young People to Perform Simulated Liver Transplant Experiments
    IV. Multi-organ Transplantation Experiments with Human Bodies
Chapter Eight:The CCP’s Lies about Organ Transplants
    I. The CCP Denied the Use of Organs from Executed Prisoners, Lying that China’s Organ Transplants come from Voluntary Donations
    II. The CCP Admitted that “Very Few” Organs Came from Executed Prisoners and Invited People from Abroad to Visit China but Refused to Issue them Visas
    III. The CCP Admitted that the “Majority” of the Organs were from Executed Prisoners, and They were “Used Systematically”
    IV. Denying Investigation Evidence only to Self-incriminate: CCP’s Farce regarding Guangxi National Hospital’s Surgeon Lu Guoping
    V. “Strictly Prohibit” Transplant Advertisements Online; Many Hospitals’ Online Information was Deleted and Tampered with
    VI. The CCP has been Hyping Up Organ Donations in China
    VII.Huang Jiefu’s Statement “China will Stop Using Organs from Executed Prisoners by January 1, 2015” had neither Legal Effect nor Enforceability
Chapter Nine:The CCP's History of Killing is Against Human Nature and Conscience
    I. The CCP’s history of live organ harvesting
    II. The CCP’s Various Murderous Political Campaigns were Acts of Genocide