By Dan Lin/Epochtimes Nov 28, 2016
NEW YORK—Retired doctor Wang Zhiyuan spent three decades of his life studying how to save people’s lives. He never guessed he would spend another 10 years investigating how doctors in Mainland China take innocent lives.
“Harvested Alive – Ten Years of Investigation,” a documentary reflecting the core body of evidence obtained by Dr. Wang and his team at the World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (WOIPFG), had its New York premiere on November 26, 2016, before a Chinese-speaking audience.
The evidence presented in the film by Dr. Wang and his team paints a terrifying picture of today’s China.
The team collected data from 865 hospitals and carried out investigations of more than 9,500 transplant surgeons in China, affirming that the medical industry and many different authorities are involved in murder.
They found that waiting times for kidneys and livers average 1-2 weeks in China (versus several years in the United States), suggesting organs are sourced from healthy living donors that are killed on demand; The transplantation numbers collected from hospitals and media reports far exceed the country’s official numbers of executed prisoners and brain dead patients; The rapid expansion and addition of new transplant wards in hospitals across China suggests a push to accommodate the ever-growing, and increasingly profitable organ transplant industry.
More than 2000 undercover telephone interviews serve to strengthen their body of evidence. WOIPFG investigators managed to speak with five politburo standing committee members, a deputy chairman of the military commission of the CCP, a member of the political bureau, a defence minister, a former minister of public health from People’s Liberation Army General Logistics Department, a secretary of the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission, and a deputy secretary. These interviews confirm that former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin personally issued the order to kill Falun Gong practitioners for their organs.
A shocking phone interview with a guard who witnessed two doctors remove the heart from a conscious female Falun Gong practitioner without any aesthetic provides the documentary with hard to obtain firsthand information of how the extraction surgeries take place.
Dr. Wang and the film’s award-winning director Li Jun were both present at the New York premiere and spoke with the audience.
Dr. Wang asserted that live organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners is a nation-wide crime, not just something that happens in remote locations. The CCP is using the entire state apparatus under the authority of the previous Chinese leader Jiang Zemin to mercilessly slaughter millions of Falun Gong practitioners of conscience.
The film’s director Li Jun is a highly regarded member of the China Documentary Association, who won the Golden Eagle Award, the highest national award for Chinese television, three times. He has won the International “Gold Panda” award for a documentary twice, and recently won an international documentary award, and he received Chinese television news awards annually, starting early in his career.
Li Jun told the audience he first heard the allegations of organ harvesting when he was still in China 10 years ago, but without hard evidence he found it difficult to believe initially. He, like many others, he had read the Epoch Times report in March 2006 about the very first witness to step forward to expose organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners. A woman named Anne had told the newspaper that her ex-husband, a doctor from Liaoning Xueshuanbing Traditional Chinese And Western Medicine United Medical Center, had removed the corneas of more than 2000 people. Anne said her former husband initially did not know that the people were Falun Gong prisoners of conscience, and was deeply devastated when he learned the truth. Anne was unable to forgive his horrific sins and divorced him. She then decided to expose the truth despite the risk to her own safety to help seek his atonement.
Li Jun appealed to people who have a conscience to say no to live organ harvesting. He also asked the audience to encourage their friends and family to watch the documentary. The day after the Houston premiere, an audience member told him he had forwarded the documentary link to several thousand people.
Xin Xiulu, a former erhu [a two-stringed Chinese instrument] player, watched the film and said he was not surprised at these tragic things the CCP did, because he had experienced the Chinese Communist Party’s despicable persecution during the Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989. “The Chinese Communist Party’s evil has no baseline of human morality,” he said, “The Chinese Communist Party is capable of any crime.”
Ninety-six-year-old He Tiankai came to watch the film in his wheelchair. He is a Christian who has a good impression of Falun Gong’s principles of “Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance.” He hoped that more people could watch the film to awaken their consciences. Though he lives on a meagre pension, he donated $400 to the production group. “Silence becomes an accomplice to injustice,” he said solemnly.
Mr. Sun and Ms. Lee said that the Chinese Communist Party has also taken organs from other prisoners of conscience, including Tibetans and Uyghurs.
“The CCP has never cared about human morality, it can arbitrarily kill people, and harvest organs from Falun Gong practitioners,” an audience member named Mr. Wang said, “What they are doing is really no different from what they did during past political movements. They indoctrinate people so they have no human morality. To completely solve this problem, we must solve it at the Chinese institutional level.”
Mr. Shao said the film should be vigorously promoted on social media, so that more people can see it. He planned to spread it to through his friend networks.