» 05/02/2007, 00.00
Human organ trade officially banned in China
China’s authorities have been accused of allowing the use of organs harvested from prisoners and road accidents victims without their consent. Doctors involved will now lose their licence to practice; public officials will go to jail. For experts the problem remains: how to trace organs’ provenance.
Transplant organs removed without executed prisoners' consent
British group charges doctors and authorities are involved in the lucrative business. Many are concerned that demand for organs leads to executions.
For the umpteenth time, Beijing announces the end of organ harvesting from prisoners
Long criticised by the international community, China will end the practice in 2015, said the director of the China Organ Donation and Transplant Committee. However, Chinese authorities have been saying that same thing for years without actual results. Ordinary Chinese also have concerns about whether the organs will be allocated in a fair, open and just way."
China officially admits executed prisoners are the basis of organ trafficking
Health authorities acknowledge the problem for the first time. They also recognise the existence of an organ black market but deny public officials are involved, blaming instead surgeons, who in turn, refute such allegations.
Death toll still rising in China's coal mine
Vietnam, Central Highlands: Bus plunges off a bridge, 34 dead and 21 injured
The bus left Buon Ma Thuot yesterday evening and was bound for Ho Chi Minh City. For reasons still unclear it crashed into a river. Victims include the two drivers of the vehicle. Every day in the country an average of 33 people die in road accident. This year, a decrease of 30% over the first quarter of 2011.
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