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Chinese Official Who Ordered Live Cremation of a Religious Believer was Sacked for Corruption

Chinese police march towards Tiananmen Square in Beijing on March 1, 2013. Former director of Xiangyang City Public Security Bureau in Hubei Province, Xia Xianlu was purged from the Chinese Communist Party on Feb. 28. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
Chinese police march towards Tiananmen Square in Beijing on March 1, 2013. Former director of Xiangyang City Public Security Bureau in Hubei Province, Xia Xianlu was purged from the Chinese Communist Party on Feb. 28. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

A Chinese official who had ordered the cremation of a 52-year-old woman while she was still alive has been purged from the Chinese Communist Party...


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  • A group of Chinese women take their babies for a stroll outside a shopping mall in Beijing on Oct. 18, 2014. China’s sex ratio at birth in 2014 was 115.88 boys to 100 girls, highest in the world, according to state-run media Xinhua. (Goh Chai Hin/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Construction site of residency buildings in Shenzhen, Guangzhou Province, on Oct. 3, 2014. Southern China’s Shenzhen city government suspended over 2000 properties under construction due to the developer’s financial crisis. House owners who paid for the houses protested on Jan. 24. (Screenshot/tianya.cn)

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  • Signage of Sina Weibo, known as China's version of Twitter, is displayed in Beijing on April 16, 2014. A popular Chinese blogger well-known for posting politically sensitive content on Weibo was abducted by Chinese authorities on Feb. 3, 2015. (Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • A woman holds a child while putting on a mask at Queen Mary Hospital on Feb. 5. (Kiri Choi/Epoch Times)

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  • Dealers wait on the square to buy imported milk formula from people coming from Hong Kong at Luohu Control Port in Shenzhen, south China's Guangzhou province on April 13, 2013. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Lawyers march in defense of judicial independence in Hong Kong on June 27, 2014. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Falun Gong practitioners hold a banner condemning the 610 Office in a protest opposite the Chinese Embassy in Washington, D.C., on April 21. (Minghui.org)

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  • John Nania, editor-in-chief of the English-language editions of the Epoch Times, speaking at the Nine Commentaries 10th anniversary forum in the Capitol Visitor's Center in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 3, 2014. (Lisa Fan/Epoch Times)

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  • A rally is held in North Point, Hong Kong, on Dec. 7 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the publication of the “Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party.”
(CS Poon/Epoch Times)

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  • (L to R) Richard Fisher, John Nania, Joseph Rees, Wei Jingsheng (with interpreter and colleague Huang Ciping), Joseph Bosco, and Charles Lee, prepare to speak at a forum on the publication of the "Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party" at Capitol Hill on Dec. 3. (Lisa Fan/Epoch Times)

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  • Leonid Kravchuk, the first president of independent Ukraine and a former Soviet official who resigned from the communist party in 1991, speaks in an interview with NTD Television (Screenshot/NTDTV)

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  • Illustrations by "Daxiong" (pen name of Guo Jingxiong), art and composition by Luis Novaes. (Epoch Times)

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  • The Chinese characters say 'Renounce the Chinese Communist Party.' (Epoch Times)

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  • Ms Liao has volunteered, helping people renounce the CCP, outside of Tsim Sha Tsui East in Hong Kong for 9 years. (Epoch Times)

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  • The Chinese characters say 'Renounce the Chinese Communist Party.' (Epoch Times)

    ‘I Look Forward to the CCP Gangsters’ Judgment Day!’

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  • The Chinese characters say 'Renounce the Chinese Communist Party.' (Epoch Times)

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  • On April 24, 2011, Falun Gong practitioners and human rights activists in Hong Kong held a parade to protest against the persecution of Falun Gong in China, and to commemorate the 12th anniversary of the April 25 Peaceful Appeal (This refers to April 25, 1999, when 10,000 Falun Gong practitioners held a peaceful appeal in Beijing for the release of 45 practitioners detained in Tianjin City). The large banner reads "Have you withdrawn yet?" (Epoch Times)

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  • The Chinese characters say 'Renounce the Chinese Communist Party.' (The Epoch Times)

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  • Baiqiao Tang, chairman of China Peace, and a leading Chinese dissident, speaks at a rally calling for an end to the persecution of Falun Gong in China in front of the United Nations building in New York City on May 17, 2013. (Edward Dai/The Epoch Times)

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  • The Chinese characters say 'Renounce the Chinese Communist Party.' (The Epoch Times)

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    Chinese People: ‘The Communist Party Has Ruined China, Withdraw From It Immediately!’

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  • The Chinese characters say 'Renounce the Chinese Communist Party.' (The Epoch Times)

    ‘Heaven Will Destroy the Chinese Communist Party’

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    Chinese People: ‘We are Grateful to The Epoch Times for this Platform’

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  • Ms. Tian on Feb. 13, 2015 in Philadelphia. Ms. Tian was once held in a hospital in China where she believes doctors were planning on harvesting her organs. (Friends of Falun Gong)

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  • In this June 16, 2014 file photo, demonstrators chant pro-Islamic State group slogans as they carry the group's flags in front of the provincial government headquarters in Mosul, 225 miles (360 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad. (AP Photo, File)

    ISIS Organ Harvesting Allegations Are Nothing Compared to China

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  • The White House. (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • A young woman holds a poster during a rally in Washington on July 17, 2014, of Chinese man who was tortured to death for practicing Falun Gong inside China. (Edward Dai/Epoch Times)

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  • Chinese military officers and soldiers stand in Beijing's Tiananmen Square on Sept. 30, 2014. A long-lasting system of corruption has allowed China's military officers to profit from the black market and human rights abuses. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • The Hong Kong Falun Dafa Association held an experience sharing conference in Kowloon on Jan. 18, 2015, with attendees numbering in the thousands. (CS Poon/Epoch Times)

    Falun Gong Meet and March in Hong Kong, Despite Chief Executive’s Opposition

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  • Huang Jiefu speaks to Phoenix Television in an interview published on Jan. 11. Huang is attempting to gain international acceptance for China's transplant system, which is widely seen as abusive, without changing it. (ifeng.net)

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  • Bai Shuzhong, former minister of health of the People’s Liberation Army General Logistics Department. (cof.org.cn)

    Chinese Officer: Jiang Zemin Ordered Organ Harvesting

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  • Falun Gong practitioners hold a banner condemning the 610 Office in a protest opposite the Chinese Embassy in Washington, D.C., on April 21. (Minghui.org)

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  • Lee Po-chang, the head of Taiwan’s Organ Registry and Sharing Center. (Sun Kuo-ying/Epoch Times)

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  • David Kilgour (L) with David Matas (C) and Ethan Gutmann (R), author of ‘The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China’s Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem’ (Simon Gross/Epoch Times)

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  • Former Chinese Vice Minister of Health Huang Jiefu after a conference in Taipei, Taiwan, in 2010. Huang was recently reported to have said that organ transplants from death row prisoners would cease in China. (Bi-Long Song/The Epoch Times)

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  • Two doctors perform surgery in southwest China’s Chongqing, on Aug. 9, 2013. Dr. Ming Chen argues that the bi-partisan passage of House Resolution 281 would be a powerful act of moral witness, condemning organ harvesting. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Huang Jiefu talks to the press, in a picture published in the China Medical Tribune. The publication is an indication that the Chinese authorities may be shifting their propaganda strategy on the evidence of organ harvesting from Falun Gong prisoners of conscience. (Screenshot/cmt.com.cn)

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  • Participants in the World Transplant Congress sign a petition calling for the end of forced organ harvesting in China, on July 27, 2014, in San Francisco. (Zhou Rong/Epoch Times)

    New Policy Attempts to Hide Ongoing Crimes in China 

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  • Brent Rathgeber, MP for Edmonton-St. Albert and chair of the Parliamentary Friends of Falun Gong, speaks at a rally organized ahead of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's visit to China at the Alberta Legislature in Edmonton on Nov. 4, 2014. The rally was held by the Falun Dafa Association of Edmonton to ask the prime minister to publicly ask Chinese authorities to release imprisoned Falun Gong practitioners, to end the persecution of Falun Gong, and to end the practice of forced organ harvesting from living prisoners of conscience. (Shar Chen/Epoch Times)

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