Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Chinese ghouls exporting cosmetics

Holy shit!
Cosmetics imported to the US and Europe from China contain skin from executed prisoners and tissue from aborted fetuses? What kind of Neanderthals are the Chinese, anyway? I don't often swear in this blog but, well, DAMN! And the Chinese say,
"In China it is considered very normal and I was very shocked that western countries can make such a big fuss about this."

"The government has put some pressure on all the medical facilities to keep this type of work in low profile."

"We are still in the early days of selling these products, and clients from abroad are quite surprised that China can manufacture the same human collagen for less than 5% of what it costs in the west." Skin from prisoners used to be even less expensive, he said. "Nowadays there is a certain fee that has to be paid to the court."
But wait, it gets worse.
In June 2001, Wang Guoqi, a Chinese former military physician, told US congressmen he had worked at execution grounds helping surgeons to harvest the organs of more than 100 executed prisoners, without prior consent. The surgeons used converted vans parked near the execution grounds to begin dissecting the bodies, he told the house international relations committee's human rights panel.

Skin was said to be highly valued for the treatment of burn victims, and Dr Wang said that in 1995 he skinned a shot convict's body while the man's heart was still beating.

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