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Chinese Military Ordered to Exit Its Business Ventures, Including Hospitals

April 19, 2016

(The Epoch Times) – The Chinese military and paramilitary run an extensive system of hospitals, among the most well-appointed and staffed in the country. Since 2000 many of the facilities went through extensive remodelling, or had added to them large wings dedicated to fields of medicine that integrate transplantation surgery. Since 2005, Chinese officials have said that the vast majority of transplant organs come from death row prisoners—though this explanation fails to account for a vast industry that sprung up after 2000, as the number of death row prisoners was declining. Chinese hospitals have for the last 15 years performed a far greater number of transplants than death row prisoners could possibly supply.

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