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Beauty Queen Activist Urges UK to Act on China’s Alleged Organ Trade

September 8, 2016

(Reuters) – A Chinese-Canadian rights activist and Miss World finalist urged British lawmakers on Tuesday to take action against alleged organ-harvesting in China after being invited to screen her film about the trade in parliament. Beijing has repeatedly denied accusations by human rights researchers and scholars that it forcibly takes organs from prisoners of conscience. But actor and beauty pageant queen Anastasia Lin said China, which does not have a culture of organ donation, had consistently failed to explain where it sources the thousands of organs it uses in transplant operations each year.

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