China says it has stopped harvesting organs, but evidence belies its claim
In 2005, China publicly stated what many already believed: that its transplant system was built on harvesting organs from criminals sentenced to death. According to declarations by officials, this practice has been banned since January 2015, with organs now sourced from volunteer citizen donors. The Chinese government has claimed the country no longer harvests organs from prisoners. But recent revelations about two leading Chinese researchers indicate this may not be true.