A colleague recently asked me whether I thought the documents former Chongqing police chief Wang Lijun handed over at the U.S. Consulate in Chengdu included specific information about forced, live organ harvesting from Falun Gong (also known as Falun Dafa) practitioners.
I must admit, although I have read all kinds of speculation regarding the papers Wang Lijun gave to the U.S. Consulate officials, I had never pondered this issue. But faced with my colleague’s direct question, my immediate response was, yes!
Reflecting for a moment, I explained to him why I thought this to be very likely.
When he exited the U.S. Consulate on Feb. 7, Wang Lijun made a few statements, one of which was “yusiwangpo,” meaning, “The fish dies and the net breaks simultaneously.”
If the documents were only about Bo Xilai’s alleged corruption and treason, would Bo and Wang be targets of “yusiwangpo”—simultaneous destruction? No! Those types of crimes would not be big enough to merit such punishment.
For the United States, matters of embezzlement, who is in power, or who revolted, are all China’s internal affairs. Once the United States has established diplomatic relations with a nation and recognizes a country or a regime, it will generally not get involved in the internal affairs of that country. In such a case, Wang’s documents would not evoke his prediction of “yusiwangpo.”
However, if the papers Wang left behind at the consulate are related to organ harvesting, which is a crime against humanity, and if the United States made that information public, then this affair really would be a life-and-death issue, not only for Bo and Wang, but also for the Chinese communist regime.
If such a crime were indeed confirmed and understood by the world, communist China would be finished, without any moral foundation to stand on.
After this explanation, my colleague asked me why the U.S. government hasn’t publicized the information, if such documents do exist.
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Looking at it from another angle, we have to ask, what would be the consequences if the United States made the announcement?
It would first of all mean that the United States recognized and accepted the evidence and was willing to endorse it. Furthermore, faced with such crimes against humanity, the United States would then be under moral obligation to take immediate actions against such crimes.
Is the U.S. government ready to do this? It is hard to say.
It could be aptly said that facing such a big issue, the United States has to take a cautious approach. It may think leaving the Chinese regime to deal with the issue through infighting is better and would save the United States a lot of trouble.
A Crime Too Terrible to Believe
Perhaps a government is similar to an individual. A few years ago, when the allegations of live organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners emerged, I myself didn’t want to believe it and dared not believe it. It was too terrible and outrageous.
At the same time, if I chose to believe the truth of the accusation, I would instantly be faced with a moral responsibility and with the question of what I should do to stop the flagrant crime. Therefore, choosing to disbelieve, and even to self-righteously accuse Falun Gong practitioners of spreading rumors, would have been much easier.
Many laymen have been as I initially was when confronted with this horror. However, some medical experts have not needed help to be convinced, as they were able to reach their own conclusions based on facts and evidence.
I have had the chance to come in contact with two eminent medical doctors who have spoken out opposing the forced, live organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners.
Professor Arthur Caplan, the director of the Bioethics Center at Pennsylvania University, who was named one of the 10 most influential and internationally famous scientists by “Discover” magazine, said in a recent interview that to find a liver within three weeks could only be done through killing on demand. Yet many hospitals in China, especially military hospitals, once advertised such short wait times in order to attract clients.
In the United States, Australia, and other countries, it generally takes many years, even more than 10 years, to find a suitable organ, Dr. Caplan said.
Continued on the next page: Doctors speak out
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