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Billion Dollar ‘Organ Trade’ In China

An Australian report claims that China has been making billions by illegal organ trade by exploiting Uighurs, a minority Muslim community in the country's Xinjiang region. Beijing is allegedly harvesting organs of vulnerable minorities forcibly and later selling them on the black market. A report carried by the Australian Herald sun says Beijing is earning a whopping $ 1 billion in annual sales of harvested organs. The report also adds that a healthy liver fetches around $160000 on the black market. As the director general's report to the executive board at its 79th session pointed out, human organ transplantation began with a series of experimental studies at the beginning of the 20th century. The report drew attention to some of the major clinical and scientific advances in the ...

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