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Submission + - China Plans To Stop Harvesting Organs From Executed Prisoners ( 1

cold fjord writes: The People's Republic of China continues its long march toward liberalization with two steps forward (And one+ step back?). The BBC reports, "A senior Chinese official has said the country will phase out the practice of taking organs from executed prisoners from November. Huang Jiefu said China would now rely on using organs from voluntary donors under a new national donation system. Prisoners used to account for two-thirds of transplant organs, based on previous estimates from state media. For years, China denied that it used organs from executed prisoners, but admitted it a few years ago... Human rights groups estimate that China executes thousands of prisoners a year, but correspondents say that the official figures remain a state secret."
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China Plans To Stop Harvesting Organs From Executed Prisoners

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