Hou Sheng-mao, Director of Taiwan's Department of
Health, said recently that he was very concerned after reading "Report into
Allegations of Organ Harvesting of Falun Gong Practitioners in China" by
international human rights lawyer David Matas and David Kilgour, former
Secretary of State (Asia-Pacific) for Canada. He has issued an order to Taiwan's
doctors not to encourage patients to get commercial organ transplants in
mainland China or get involved in such inhumane organ transplantation.
Director Hou made the statement when he attended the 27th
Annual Conference of the Association of North America Alumni of the Medical
College of Taiwan University in Los Angeles on August 11, 2007. He believes that
organ transplantation in any country should be based on law and morality. It
should proceed with respect for human rights, not be based solely on profit.
Director Hou said that Mr. Matas and Mr. Kilgour met with him when they
visited Taiwan and provided the report and other information.
Director Hou explained that in Taiwan, organ transplantation cannot be a
commercial transaction. No organ trading is allowed, and only organ donation is
Chang He-hsiung, Director of the Association of North American Alumni of the
Medical College of Taiwan University, said that Taiwan is very careful about
organ transplantation and proceeds according to international standards. He said
that the CCP's live organ harvesting is illegal and should be stopped.