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H.Res. 343 (114th): Expressing concern regarding persistent and credible reports of systematic, state-sanctioned organ harvesting from non-consenting prisoners of conscience in the People’s Republic of China, including from large numbers of Falun Gong practitioners and members of other religious and ethnic minority groups.


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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Jun 13, 2016.


Condemns the practice of state-sanctioned forced organ harvesting in China.

Calls on China and the Communist Party of China to end the practice of organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience.

Encourages the U.S. medical community to help raise awareness of unethical organ transplant practices in China.

Demands an end to the 17-year persecution of the Falun Gong spiritual practice and the release of all Falun Gong practitioners and other prisoners of conscience.

Calls on China to allow an independent investigation into organ transplant abuses.

Calls on the Department of State to: (1) conduct a more detailed analysis on state-sanctioned organ harvesting from non-consenting prisoners of conscience in the annual Human Rights Report, and (2) report annually to Congress on implementation of the immigration provision prohibiting visas to Chinese and other nationals engaged in coerced organ or bodily tissue transplantation.