China’s New Year’s Resolution: No More Harvesting Executed Prisoners’ Organs

January 1, 2015 3:46 PM

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China appears set today to end its controversial, decades-long practice of harvesting organs from the bodies of prisoners executed by the state, according to state-run media.

“Starting from January 1, China will end its reliance on the organs of executed prisoners for transplantation,” the Chinese vice minister of health said in early December in a rare admission of the long-secret practice. "Organ donations will only come from the public and voluntary organ donations wi...

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