China fact of the day

It is almost unheard of for ordinary Chinese citizens to volunteer to donate their organs after death. Only about 130 people have pledged to donate their organs since 2003, the newspaper stated, quoting Chen Zhonghua, a professor at Tongji Hospital’s Institute of Organ Transplantation in Shanghai.

Here is more; the story concerns the Chinese trying to move away from harvesting the organs of deceased prisoners.

Here's a good blog post on a new Chinese leisure activity.


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