(Clearwisdom.net) When former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin
launched the persecution of Falun Gong in 1999, he controlled the
Chinese military forces. Although the military did not use weapons,
it played a key role in the illegal persecution: the General
Logistics Department served as the leading institution for removing
organs from living Falun Gong practitioners for profit.
Jiang Zemin Nurtures the Liberation Army
When Jiang Zemin was in power, he assigned his relatives to
high-ranking official positions in the military. Corruption in
China intensified as Jiang indulged his people and allowed the
military to run business. Higher rank was associated with more
money. The military-run business was mainly involved in smuggling.
Former Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji announced during a meeting that
in the first half of 1998, the military shot and killed over 450
anti-contraband personnel, including public security guards, armed
police, and judicial members, and injured approximately 2,200.
During the military smuggling operations, they utilized services
from the military weather bureau and communications technologies.
They used the Premier's signature and seals of the Deputy Chair of
the Military Commission without authorization.
In the middle of November 1998, the Central Military Commission
and Central Commission for Discipline Inspection held a meeting in
Xishan, Beijing. Former Minister of National Defense Chi Haotian
spoke at the meeting. According to Chi, 80 percent of the income
and capital of the military-run business was embezzled by middle to
high ranking officials for personal use.
The Military Seeks Profit in Removing Organs from Living
Under continuous reorganization, all military divisions are
classified under the General Logistics Department, the General
Staff Department, the General Political Department, or the General
Armament Department. The General Logistics Department is
responsible for finance and property management. The Military
Hospitals are directly under General Logistics. The military is
determined to make profits through "Medical Reform." As early as
1989, military hospitals started turning down military personnel
patients and accepting more local residents to maximize their
After the suppression of Falun Gong started, the Chinese
Communist Party (CCP) Central Military Commission conducted six
special meetings on "Handling Foreign Religious Issues." The
Logistics Department followed Jiang's instructions for "Physically
annihilating Falun Gong practitioners." The marketing of human
organs became a highly profitable business for the military,
approved and encouraged by Jiang.
The orders for removing organs from living practitioners came
directly from the Chair of the Military Commission. The General
Logistics Department ordered blood tests on practitioners, then
arrested them all over the country and processed them.
Practitioners were arrested and administered through an organized,
systematic process by the Logistics Department. Utilizing military
transportation, personnel and forced labor camps built on military
facilities, the Logistics Department (LD) became the state
live-organ bank. The LD decides which camps the practitioners are
taken to, how practitioners are dispatched, transportation, shift
procedures, guards, and the budgets. If an organ transplant
procedure fails, the organ receivers' information and bodies are
scheduled for destruction within 72 hours. This elimination
procedure requires approval by a military supervisor. A military
supervisor holds the authority to arrest, jail, and execute anyone
leaking information regarding the transplant, including doctors,
guards, police and researchers. Military advisors are appointed by
the Central Military Commission.
The LD dispatches the "donors" to military hospitals and some
local hospitals. The LD receives cash or foreign exchange from
hospitals or foreign customers before delivering the organs;
thereafter, the LD is not liable for anything. The money gained
from organ transplants does not go into the military budget,
however, all the expenses for the processing of live organ
transplants are supported by the military budget. The profits from
organ sales are "pure personal income" for high ranking officers.
The LD sells organs to local non-military hospitals and uses them
to market this business to the world. This method insures that the
military-owned hospitals aren't the only system in China that
carries out organ transplants. This ploy distracts the world
community from what is going on and keeps it from focusing on this
Shi Bingyi, Director of the Transplant Center of the People's
Liberation Army, said that in 2005 alone, there were approximately
10,000 kidney transplants and 4,000 liver transplants in China. In
2006, this number reached a record 20,000 transplants. In 1999,
there were only 4,000 kidney transplants and no liver transplants.
The China International Transplant Network Assistance Center of the
First Hospital of the China Medical University has a price list for
all forms of transplant surgeries--a kidney for USD $60,000, a
liver for $100,000, a lung or a heart for over $150,000. China has
developed an enormous organ trade network throughout the world,
with China itself as the center of the network. The total number of
organ transplants in China accounts for 85 percent of the total
number of transplants in the world in 2000, a year after the
persecution of Falun Gong began. This official number from the
Military Commission, resulted in the promotion of several generals,
including Sun Dafa, the current political commissioner of the
Active Supporter of the Persecution of Falun Gong Becomes
Director of the General Logistics Department
Liao Xilong is the current director of the General Logistics
Department. He helped to win a battle during the China-Vietnam War
and was promoted to chief by Deng Xiaoping. After that, Liao made
his way up the ranks to commander of a major military region.
After the event (when Falun Gong practitioners
peacefully and successfully appealed the illegal arrests of 45
practitioners from Tianjin), Jiang spoke with six of the
then-standing members of the Politburo of the CCP Central
Commission about initiating a persecution of Falun Gong. All the
members opposed it. Jiang then turned to Liao, who was the
Commander of the Chengdu Military Region and the Deputy Secretary
of the Party Commission. Jiang wanted Liao to help him find
justification for initiating a persecution. Liao worked with the
Intelligence Division in the Chengdu Military Region and fabricated
information. This information (sent to the Central CCP) stated that
the region had intercepted a letter from Falun Gong, discussing the
overthrow of the CCP. Jiang took the letter and pressured all the
standing members of the Politburo to agree to the suppression of
Liao not only triggered the persecution but was also an active
participant. After the suppression started on July 20, 1999, Liao
ordered major departments and related offices of the Chengdu
Military Region to "keep a close eye on the enemy" and monitor
practitioners around the clock. Massive arrests of practitioners
began. As a result, practitioners were regularly placed in prisons,
fired from work, or removed from military units. Many were tortured
and forced to renounce Falun Gong against their will. Liao spared
no effort in executing the persecution of Falun Gong. In 2002,
Jiang promoted Liao to Commissioner of the CCP Central Military and
Director of the General Logistics Department.
Liao's military talents and ability to understand Jiang made him
the top choice for director of the Logistics Department. Liao is
responsible for the operation of removing organs from living
practitioners. He commercialized and militarized live organ
Political Commissioners Cover-up for the Logistics
The LD plays two opposing roles: the Minister is responsible for
obtaining live organs, and the Political Commissioners are
responsible for covering up these activities.
Sun Dafa was promoted to LD Political Commissioner in July 2005.
At that time, the existence of the concentration camp in Sujiatun
in Shenyang City, Liaoning Province, was exposed. A former CCP
intelligence worker said that over six thousand Falun Dafa
practitioners were detained in Sijiatun. If practitioners were
taken to Sujiatun, they had no chance of getting out. The CCP would
never feed and house them indefinitely. In the end, practitioners
were killed for their organs, which were sent to the different
Sun was responsible for the Shenyang Military Region live organ
sales prior to 2001. He was given the task of "putting out the
fire." Sun sent a communication to all relevant military divisions
nationwide, demanding that they "Pay attention to massive
information leaks from special military administration areas
(concentration camps)" and to "Further block Falun Gong's
information channels and strengthen the system of secrecy. Any
secret information leak will result in stern punishment."
In 2007, when Dr. Francis L. Delmonico (Professor of Surgery at
Harvard Medical School and Medical Director of the New England
Organ Bank) visited China, he was received by four individuals, two
of whom were military personnel. Wen Degong, Political Commissioner
of the General Hospital of the People's Liberation Army (PLAGH)
(a.k.a. Hospital 301), was also in the group. Dr. Delmonico is also
the director of medical affairs for The Transplantation Society
(TTS) and an advisor to the World Health Organization (WHO).
At this time, the transplant program in China has not been
approved of by the international transplant society. One major
reason is the lack of transparency regarding the source of organs.
According to Dr. Delmonico, Chinese health officials expressed a
strong desire to have their transplant professionals accepted as
full-fledged members of the international transplant community. Dr.
Delmonico responded to China, "It is vitally important that the
Chinese have transparency of practice," including evidence that
organs from prisoners were obtained with written, non-coercive
permission, and continuing use of approved transplant centers and
newly credentialed surgeons only....We need the verification that
they have delivered upon their promises."
Wen Degong, Political Commissioner of Hospital 301, is not a
transplant surgeon, nor does he belong to the Ministry of Health.
His appearance at the meeting with Dr. Delmonico was a result of
the CCP's desire to have military personnel clear away any doubts
from the international transplant society on the massive number of
organ transplants in China's military system. Wen represented the
military, since he was a deputy director of the political division
of the LD. Wen knew about the procedures of live organ removal and
how to deal with Westerners.