China: Organs

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 1st March 2017.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Equality)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Government of China on organ harvesting in that country; and what the outcome of those representations has been.

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​I opened the UK-China Human Rights Dialogue in London on 27 October 2016, where the UK raised concerns about allegations of organ harvesting.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) collates global data on organ donations and works with China on this issue. Officials from our Embassy in Beijing met representatives of the WHO earlier this year. Their view was that China was implementing an ethical, voluntary organ transplant system in accordance with international standards, although they did have concerns about overall transparency.

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