Congressional Executive Commission on China Examines Persecution of Falun Gong

Experts and Witnesses Testify of Failing, Yet Still Brutal Persecution

WASHINTON DC — The Congressional-Executive Commission on China held a hearing on the Falun Gong persecution Tuesday, December 18, with witnesses and experts testifying on the anatomy of the persecution, including the gruesome practice of killing prisoners of conscience to sell their vital organs.

The hearing was the second time in two months that members of congress heard testimony on the persecutio. Co-Chairman of the CECC, Sherrod Brown (D-OH,) described the campaign against Falun Gong in China “one of the harshest campaigns against a group of believers in modern times.”

Addressing allegations that tens of thousands of Falun Gong practitioners in China have been killed for their vital organs, panelist Jianchao Xu, M.D., Ph.D, testified; “we have every reason to believe that organ harvesting is ongoing in China,” citing findings corroborated from multiple independent studies.

An Air Force officer who was stripped of his title and narrowly survived over 8 years of torture Chinese labor camps and detention explained how he was arrested for handing out an informational DVD in 2004 but that, in 2009, similar items were prevalent. “I saw copious posters, signs, flyers [about Falun Gong] … that had been there for a long time, with ink faded from the sun…because no one bothered or dared to take them down.”

China researcher Caylan Ford testified, “The official Communist Party literature reveals, perhaps unwittingly, that the 13-year-old campaign to defeat Falun Gong has failed. She concluded her remarks, stating, “despite all its efforts, the Communist Party is losing the battle for the hearts and minds of the Chinese people.”