The pressure to fix the problem of air pollution in Beijing create a political issue.
According to a report, Mayor of Beijing Wang Anshun was told by communist leader: “bring your head if the air conditions are not fixed by 2017,”
Joseph Fan Zhongliang, the Vatican-approved Bishop of the Diocese of Shanghai, died while in house arrest.
He was Fan under house arrest, following his ordination by Pope John Paul II in 2000 and until his death on Sunday
The health condition of detained Tibetan religious teacher Khenpo Kartse became worse.
His lawyer is calling Chinese authorities for improvements of his confinement conditions.
Anne-Tamara Lorre, Canada’s human rights adviser at the U.N, Human Rights Council meeting :W”e remain concerned that Falun Gong practitioners and other religious worshippers in China face persecution, and reports that organ transplants take place without free and informed consent of the donor are troubling”.
The founder of a human rights website and at least four writers of the human rights website 64 Tianwang, were arested.
It happened after the site reported on a self-immolation in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square and a defacement of Mao’s portrait there.
If during years the assumption was that China’s organ transplant system would be shifting away from a reliance on prisoner organs, Huang Jiefu, head of the China Organ Donation and Transplant Committee and former Chinese Health Minister recent remarks left no hope this assumption is right.
During an interview with Chinese News paper, Huang Huang defended the practice of sourcing organs from executed prisoners, and also argued for an expansion of the system.
llinois House of Representatives Passes Resolution Urging U.S. to Investigate Organ Harvesting in China
Illinois House of Representatives joined many other parliament in the world, urging U.S President to investigate organ transplants in China and bring to end this practice.
The resolution also requests the United States government to prohibit any doctors who performed transplants using organs harvested from Falun Gong practitioners from entering the United States.
Pollution of rivers in Zhejiang Province is not punished by local government. The Meyu river that has smelled bad for years, caught fire due to black oil released by factories upstream
A commission for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights in the Italian Senate passed a resolution calling the Italian government to take a range of measures against the practice. of Organ Harvesting from prisoners of conscience in China, mostly from Falun Gong practitioners