The Alarming Difference Between Ancient and Modern Chinese Doctors Lies in Their Ethics

By Daniel Cameron, Epoch Times
January 23, 2019 Updated: August 10, 2019

How times have changed… One may wonder how the ancient land of China, which once was home to the most marvellous medical doctors, is now infamous for medical genocide in the form of forced organ harvesting.

When the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) sought to destroy China’s 5,000-year-old divinely inspired culture, the consequences couldn’t have been more disastrous.

The virtue of ancient Chinese doctors

Doctors in ancient China were not only medical professionals but spiritual practitioners of the Dao. These medical experts cultivated their hearts and minds through meditation and the refining of their conduct in line with Confucian, Daoist, or Buddhist principles. They enhanced their knowledge through diligent study of medicine and adhered to strict moral standards in their work.

Take Tang Dynasty medical doctor Sun Simiao for example. Known as Heavenly Doctor Sun, or China’s King of Medicine, Sun is renowned for his tremendous contributions to traditional Chinese medicine and tireless efforts to live for and serve others with all his heart.

Sun Simiao (©Wikimedia)

Sun’s saying “a human life is precious, and more valuable than 1,000 liang of gold,” speaks volumes of the type of person he was. (“Liang” is an ancient Chinese unit of measurement).

If one wants to understand Sun’s work ethic, one need not look further than his essay (below), “On the Absolute Sincerity of Great Physicians,” which has been dubbed “the Chinese Hippocratic Oath.”

When I go to treat an illness I first must calm my mind and make steadfast my intentions.

I shall not give way to idle wishes and desires but should first develop an attitude of compassion.

I vow to rescue all living beings from their sufferings.


If anyone comes to me because of an illness or any other difficulty I will not concern myself with whether they are powerful or humble, rich or poor, old or young, beautiful or ugly.


Enemies, relatives, good friends, people of the Han race or other ethnicity, foolish and wise, they all are the same to me. I will regard each of them as a close and loved relative—or indeed as if it was I who had been struck down by an illness.


I shall not worry about my own life or my fortunes or misfortunes. My purpose is to preserve the life of others.


I shall not hide away in the mountains. Day and night, in cold and heat, in hunger, thirst and fatigue, I will single-mindedly go to the rescue. If I am able to act in this manner I may approach being a great doctor for those who are sick. If I act contrary to these precepts I am no more than a great thief to those who are alive.


People all too often look with contempt on those who suffer from abominable things, such as ulcers or diarrhea, however I shall maintain an attitude of compassion, sympathy and care. Never in a great physician should there arise an attitude of rejection.


I will not glory in my reputation. I will not discredit other physicians while I praise my own virtues.


Thus I shall fulfill my responsibilities and my destiny as a physician until I am no longer capable of fulfilling my obligations, or until the end of my lifetime.

Sun is but one example. There are so many more outstanding doctors, like Li Shizhen, Bian Que, and Hua Tuo, to name a few.

Illustration – Shutterstock | 4045

Today’s medical genocide

But times have changed, and so has the overall moral standard.

China’s Confucian-influenced moral values of Honesty, Loyalty, Altruism, Knowledge, Integrity, and Propriety have been overhauled and replaced with Communist Party culture, and we know that communism places no value in human life.

Under Mao’s orders, China’s cultural elite were mass murdered, and over time, the CCP caused China’s overall moral standard to plummet, leading to all sorts of social problems that we see today, such as in the medical industry.

Today, there are numerous doctors in China who will stop at nothing—even live organ harvesting—to get filthy rich.

Annie (alias), says both she and her ex-husband used to work at the Liaoning Province Thrombosis Treatment Center of Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine from 1999 and 2004.

“He was a neurosurgeon,” Annie told the editor-in-chief of The Epoch Times in April 2006. “He was responsible for removing corneas from Falun Gong practitioners, including living Falun Gong practitioners.”

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She divorced her husband after he told her he had removed the corneas from 2,000 Falun Gong practitioners between the end of 2001 to October 2003, per investigative report Bloody Harvest.

“I myself have been severely traumatized and devastated,” continues Annie. “If my ex-husband had not told me that he had removed organs from living Falun Gong practitioners, I would not have believed it.”

“Some of the staff in this hospital knew about, but they… Many surgeons participated in such organ removal surgeries secretly. Some other staff members dared not reveal the secret even when they knew about it. They avoided talking about it because they didn’t want to be killed.”

Annie now resides in the United States of America for her own safety.

Former surgeon says the CCP sells organs “to government leaders, businessmen or rich foreigners”

Former surgeon Dr. Enver Tohti, who testified before the Scottish Parliament in 2013, says he feels tremendous guilt from a case of forced organ harvesting he was involved with in China, back in 1995.

تم النشر بواسطة ‏‎Enver Tohti‎‏ في الأربعاء، ٢٥ نوفمبر ٢٠١٥

“I was a programmed robot and did what I was programmed to do,” confesses Tohti, reports TheNewsLens.

The man whose organs he harvested was still breathing at the time of organ extraction, which is what actually killed him—the doctor’s scalpel.

“At that time I had no real feelings because I thought of myself as a proud member of a great country and we were disposing of enemies of the state.”

Later, he couldn’t ignore his conscience.

Not wanting to be called upon for any more of these unethical operations, Tohti fled to England and has since been exposing how the Chinese regime is engaged in forced organ harvesting, which he states still happens today.

Tohti says the Chinese regime “kills people for their organs so they can sell them to government leaders, businessmen or rich foreigners.”

“I don’t like communists,” he adds. “The communist system is very good if you want a dictatorship, but if there was a ranking for bad governments then the CCP would be the worst. It doesn’t treat people like humans.”

Forced organ harvesting is being perpetrated on an unprecedented scale

Forced organ harvesting in China occurs on a frighteningly much larger scale today, according to independent investigators former Canadian Secretary of State (Asia-Pacific) David Kilgour and human rights lawyer David Matas, who claim the Chinese regime performs 100,000 transplants per year.

Those whose organs are being removed are not convicted criminals but prisoners of conscience—primarily Falun Gong practitioners—who are innocent meditators that don’t smoke or drink, lead healthy lives, and have relatively healthy organs.

Falun Dafa practitioners perform the Falun Dafa execises as part of the World Falun Dafa Day celebrations in Times Square in New York City on May 13, 2015. (©The Epoch Times | Samira Bouaou)

China’s transplant rates soared at the onset of the regime’s persecution of Falun Gong, and the transplant industry is grossly lucrative for the Chinese regime. Hospital websites openly state organ prices—a heart ranges from $130,000–$160,000, kidneys are $150,000 each, a liver is $98,000–$130,000, a lung is $150,000–$170,000, and a cornea is $30,000.

Dr. Tohti and Annie’s accounts are but a couple; there are many more, such as the Jinzhou City Public Security Bureau officer who provided a rare eyewitness account of live organ harvesting, in which he asserts “no anesthetics were used” when the lady’s heart was cut out.

Doctors without conscience

Although the 2,500-year-old Hippocratic Oath has been replaced by the Declaration of Geneva, which is a pledge many doctors make upon graduating from medical school—whatever happened to it in China, or any sort of Physician’s Pledge for that matter?

The Declaration of Geneva includes the line, “I WILL NOT USE my medical knowledge to violate human rights and civil liberties, even under threat.”

According to evidence presented in Bloody Harvest and The Slaughter, Chinese hospitals nationwide are engaged in medical genocide, and medical ethics are virtually non-existent.

Such is the moral disaster in China today, a direct consequence inflicted by the cult of communism.

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It’s thus that the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed H.Res.343 in June 2016, which “calls on the Government of the People’s Republic of China and Communist Party of China to immediately end the practice of organ harvesting from all prisoners of conscience.”

Whilst it’s good to see some voices of justice out there, how many more lives are to be lost before the world wakes up?

Watch the video for more on China’s dirtiest “secret”:

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