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Chinese at Vatican talks accused of organ harvesting

HONG KONG (UCAN): The presence of two Chinese health officials at a February 7 and 8 Vatican summit on organ transplants that sparked sharp criticism, are now being accused of forced organ harvesting by international medical experts.

Huang Jiefu, a former vice minister of health in China, and Wang Haibo, an official responsible for the national organ transplant database, attended the summit organised by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.

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China’s presence at Vatican summit comes under fire

VATICAN (UCAN): A medical ethics expert from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, Wendy Rogers, reacted with disappointment at the invitation extended to Huang Jiefu, who is in charge of overhauling the system of harvesting organs for transplant in China, to speak at a summit on the topic at the Vatican on February 6.

Rogers, who is the chairperson of an advisory committee on tackling organ theft in China, described Huang’s presence at the summit as shocking.

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