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THE VATICAN-BEIJING PACT: Whistleblower Exposes High-Stakes Organ Harvesting in China

"New Kind of Evil"
(A Remnant Interview)

The Calm After and Before the Storm

In the early 1990s in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the national mood was finally beginning to brighten after decades of starvation, mass murder, and government oppression.

The civil wars and warlords of the 1930s and 40s, the famines in the 1950s brought about by the disastrous policies of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), the national civilizational vandalism and terror campaigns which CCP leader Chairman Mao Zedong unleashed in the 1960s, the years of economic hardship and weakness of the 1970s, and the massacre of thousands of democracy advocates in the 1980s who mistakenly thought that post-Mao leader Deng Xiaoping’s get-rich reforms would lead to greater respect for human rights—all this began slowly to fade as China entered the last decade of the twentieth century.

 

Accompanying this cautious sense of relief was a return to the ancient culture which the communists had worked so hard to destroy. There is only one dedicated anti-Chinese organization on the planet: the Chinese Communist Party. The CCP hates Chinese art and literature, Chinese philosophy and calligraphy—and Chinese qigong, or breathing and exercise techniques, perfected over thousands of years of civilizational time. The most well-known qigong technique is probably tai chi, but most qigong practices involve the same kinds of slow, deliberate, sweeping motions of the limbs, and the same attention to breathing and maintaining a sense of balance and calm. This is as much a part of Chinese culture as flower-and-bird paintings or Confucian sensibilities.

Of the many qigong techniques, one, Falun Dafa, or Falun Gong, began to attract many practitioners during the nineties. Falun Gong grew very popular, but there is nothing remarkable about Falun Gong as qigong exercises go. The movements and postures are a lot like other exercises, including yoga. The big difference with Falun Gong is that its founder, Li Hongzhi, very consciously rooted the exercise in Buddhism and Taoism. Like many qigong practices in Chinese history, Falun Gong stresses the moral and spiritual cultivation of the practitioner as a natural complement to the physical and breathing exercises which most qigong strains have in common. Falun Gong practitioners are to be truthful, compassionate, and forbearing, in addition to refraining from cigarettes and alcohol and otherwise practicing a generally healthy lifestyle.

The Chinese government vivisected Falun Gong members and sold their organs on the worldwide black market... In other words, they were turned into living toolboxes.

Despite its deep Buddhist and Taoist roots, Falun Gong is not so much a religion as what Falun Gong followers call a “spiritual practice in the Buddhist tradition”. There is no dogma or creed beyond practicing truth, compassion, and forbearance. The exercises are simple—basically a lot of meditative standing and sitting—and instruction is widely available for free on the Internet. There is no church to join, there are no dues to pay. The most investment that many Falun Gong practitioners seem to have made is the purchase of a distinctive yellow t-shirt designating them as adherents of the qigong school.

Those distinctive yellow t-shirts may be part of what set Falun Gong on a path toward disaster. By the thousands, and then by the millions, people in yellow t-shirts began taking to the parks and plazas of the People’s Republic, peacefully doing their qigong exercises and bringing their devotion to truth, compassion, and forbearance into their daily lives. All was fine for a time. The CCP even supported what is obviously a source of civic betterment—healthy, calm citizens are, after all, a boon for any government. After the horrors of the past, the Chinese people and the Chinese government seemed to have arrived, finally, at a time of quiet hope. Maybe the future really could be better ahead. Maybe the violence and bloodshed of repression really could be left behind.

Then the terror campaign struck.

The leader of China at the time was Jiang Zemin, in many ways a more rabid and heartless communist than even Mao had been. Jiang understood that Falun Gong represented not just a health and wellness craze among the Chinese people, but a reawakening to the ancient culture which Jiang and his communist cronies had tried to destroy. Falun Gong also had the ability to mobilize people in ways the CCP could only watch with envy. The people cheered communist party leaders at the barrel of a gun, but they didn’t need to be coerced to turn out in their yellow t-shirts and exercise in the sunshine. In a jealous rage, Jiang Zemin developed what can only be called an obsession with taking out Falun Gong. He ordered the “Chinese Gestapo,” the 610 Office, to go on the attack. The hunt for Falun Gong had begun.

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The crackdown was brutal, ruthless. By 1999, the CCP had declared Falun Gong a criminal cult, and anyone suspected of involvement with Falun Gong was rounded up. Many were tortured. Many were never heard from again.

This was more or less the last I heard of the story. I arrived in the PRC in 2002 to study Chinese, and before that had been reading as widely as I could in Chinese history. I knew of Falun Gong but had not paid much attention to the extent of the crackdown. There had been other religious movements and secret societies in the past which had brought dynasties to the brink—the Boxers, the Taiping cult, the Yellow Turbans, the White Lotus group—so I probably classed Falun Gong among that lot. And I already understood that the Chinese regime was monstrous, so in many ways that might have eased the mental calculation for me: “Well, Beijing is making another round of extrajudicial killing. Tiananmen once again.” In the months after 9/11, religious turmoil—or so I mistakenly thought of Falun Gong’s activities—in the public square was easy for me mentally to relegate to a security problem, something the state probably ought to deal with. All of this combined to allow me to shunt Falun Gong off to a corner of my mind, and then to forget about it.

I was dead wrong. Dead wrong in many ways. Falun Gong was not a rebellious group, for one thing. The comparisons I made to the Yellow Turbans and the Taiping cult were way off. What I was most wrong about was that the Falun Gong story had ended with the 1999 crackdowns. Because those crackdowns, as bad as they were, were just the beginning of the real nightmare to come.

Healthy Organs Fetching a High Price

An acquaintance sent me a link recently to some articles and videos by Mitchell Gerber. My acquaintance told me that Gerber was speaking out about the torture and murder of practitioners of Falun Gong.

I had brief flashes of memory about the 1999 arrests I had seen in the news, the police beating up defenseless women and bloodying the faces of unarmed men. I remembered, too, that in the streets of Tokyo from time to time I had encountered small groups of Chinese women handing out leaflets about something I shut out of my mind almost as soon as I had seen it: organ harvesting.

The living “patient” would be eviscerated, like Tutankhamen being prepared for mummification by having his organs removed.

I started to feel woozy as I made the connection. Some of those women handing out flyers had been wearing yellow t-shirts. Falun Gong practitioners. Why would Falun Gong practitioners be so concerned about organ harvesting? My head swam as I read through Gerber’s files.

Through my acquaintance I was able to make contact with Gerber, who sent me many more things to read and watch. Except, I couldn’t, not straight through. I had to stop and close my eyes a lot, to try to talk down the feeling of queasiness rising in my stomach. Falun Gong was broken up by Jiang Zemin. Then, the Chinese government vivisected Falun Gong members and sold their organs on the worldwide black market. That awful truth comprises the rest of the Falun Gong story.

When we finally met via video conference, I discovered how Gerber came to be involved in spreading the word about the organ harvesting of Falun Gong members. Gerber is a South Africa native who grew up in the state of Georgia in the USA. At the University of Georgia he was majoring in business and finance until the day he met some Falun Gong practitioners at a booth at a school fair. He was soon doing the exercises and liked that it helped him clear his stress and feel more at ease.

But he also knew that the history behind the exercises demanded that he make a moral choice. He could close his eyes—as I had done—to the horrors surrounding the suppression of Falun Gong. Or he could insist that the truth be told. He chose the latter, much harder road.

For twenty-two years now, Gerber has been getting the word out about Falun Gong. Not about the qigong practice, though. He isn’t a Falun Gong instructor. Gerber is telling the world about what happened after the Falun Gong practitioners were arrested en masse beginning in 1999. He has given up a career and comfort to tell the world that the PRC has turned their Falun Gong political prisoners into a bloody resource in bodily organs for sale.

One cold afternoon this past January, Gerber joined me via online video chat. It was his birthday and he was in Vietnam not very far from the Chinese border. At great risk to himself, he works just outside the immediate reach of the state which is perpetrating what Gerber calls “a new kind of evil,” one of the most heinous acts of persecution and genocide in the long annals of human barbarism.mitch china organs1

That “new kind of evil” is organ harvesting. After the 1999 crackdown, many arrested Falun Gong practitioners were sent to secret prisons. This is standard communist practice. Unlike the standard treatment for political prisoners, however, Falun Gong members were not put to hard labor or gassed. Instead, they were often subjected to blood tests and other medical examinations, and then slated in a catalogue of sorts. A catalogue of organs.

In other words, they were turned into living toolboxes. Whenever someone needed a heart, a lung, a kidney, a liver, or another organ, then the catalogue would be opened and a match would be made. Whoever had the blood type and other traits required by the prospective organ recipient would be shuffled out of his or her prison cell, strapped to a gurney, partially sedated, and then incised from thorax to lower abdomen. The living “patient” would be eviscerated, like Tutankhamen being prepared for mummification by having his organs removed.

Normally it takes years for a person in need of, say, a lung or a heart to receive one, because one must wait for the death of a donor with the same blood type and other characteristics. In China, waiting times dropped to about a week or so. Recipients didn’t have to wait for donors to die. The Chinese state killed the donors to order.

The stolen organs would then be sold off to the highest bidder. These organs are the merchandise fueling an industry worth an estimated one billion dollars a year. The state, and the doctors who performed the operations, would get a share of the profits, as would the hospitals where the operations were performed. Falun Gong prisoners were gutted for blood money.

Western companies and organizations, too, are deeply implicated.

“It’s not conspiracy theory,” Gerber tells me when I mention to him that the things he is telling me are hard to fathom. “It’s conspiracy fact.”

“Conspiracy Fact”

The practice of selling organs out of living human beings—for money, and as part of a twisted punishment and repression scheme—might sound like a conspiracy theory. It might sound even more like something from a horror film.

“It’s not conspiracy theory,” Gerber tells me when I mention to him that the things he is telling me are hard to fathom. “It’s conspiracy fact.”

Gerber is one of the world’s leading authorities on the investigation into the twisted organ harvesting business of the Beijing regime. He has appeared before the International Tribunal of Natural Justice Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Human Trafficking and Child Sex Abuse, with video journalists in Canada, on the Stew Peters Show, the Charlie Ward Show, Steve Bannon’s War Room, and many more programs and fora to discuss the horrors he knows. Everything he tells me checks out when I research it. So do the reasons he gives for the targeting of Falun Gong.

“They represented a threat to Jiang Zemin’s power,” Gerber says. “Also, they were very healthy. Falun Gong practitioners exercise, they don’t smoke, and they don’t drink alcohol. Perfect specimens if you want to sell organs.”

To bolster his arguments, Gerber shares with me the 2020 report issued by The Independent Tribunal into Forced Organ Harvesting from Prisoners of Conscience in China. This Tribunal, chaired by Sir Geoffrey Nice—the same man who led the war crimes persecution against Srebrenica genocide mastermind Slobodan Miloševićfound unequivocally that, “Hospitals in the PRC have had access to a population of donors whose organs could be extracted according to demand for them.”

Although the PRC refused to cooperate with the Tribunal’s investigation, which constrained the Tribunal from pronouncing guilt for genocide, the report nevertheless stated that, “The Tribunal has no doubt whatsoever that physical acts have been carried out that are indicative of the crime of genocide.”

According to Gerber, estimates place the number of organ-harvesting murders in China at “between 80,000 and 100,000 transplant murders a year.”

Further, the Tribunal stated repeatedly that Falun Gong practitioners were almost certainly one of the main sources of the organs trafficked by the PRC.

The “demonic communist specter,” as Gerber puts it, appears to be unfettered inside the Chinese state, preying on innocent people in a campaign of terror, torture, and trafficking in human flesh.

But Gerber is hardly alone in sounding the alarm on the PRC’s organ harvesting. Those who still think that this is all wild conspiracy theory should listen to Canadian human rights lawyers and activists David Kilgour and David Matas, investigative journalist Ethan Gutmann, and a who’s-who of other human rights and state-crime specialists have denounced China’s crimes. Much of the basic information about organ harvesting has been made public since the mid 2000s. Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting, a respected group of physicians, has also denounced the practice. As the World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong puts it, the evidence of organ harvesting by the PRC is “ironclad” and “irrefutable”.

A Regional Nightmare

This is not all, though. Falun Gong practitioners are indeed being subjected to murderous operations to extract their living organs. But there is a problem for the Communist Party: most Falun Gong practitioners are adults. So are the other victims, including the North Korean refugees whom Gerber says are also cut up and sold in the PRC. What happens when children’s organs are needed?

“I have been on raids to stop the trafficking of children into the PRC,” Gerber tells me.

I have heard of child brides being kidnapped from Southeast Asian countries and sold into sexual slavery in China. There is no doubt that this is taking place. But I had not heard that children were being kidnapped and sold off for their body parts.

Gerber sends a video which shocks me into numbness. Wooden boxes are laid out on the dirt street of a small village in what appears to be somewhere in Southeast Asia. Inside the boxes are chunks of ice. A man pulls the ice chunks out while a woman weeps uncontrollably nearby. I begin to see the leg of a child appear. Then a face. It is a boy, perhaps eight or nine. He has been packed in ice, his skin is pale blue. Is it his mother who wails beside him, now half out of her mind with grief? I do not know. But Gerber tells me that this is also part of the organ trafficking business which China runs.

The extent of globalist dominion in Rome has apparently relieved the Vatican hierarchy of all sense of shame for collaborating with the People’s Republic of China.

Murder By the Numbers

According to Gerber, estimates place the number of organ-harvesting murders in China at “between 80,000 and 100,000 transplant murders a year.”

Further evidence comes in the form of Dr. Enver Tohti's testimony. Dr. Tohti is a medical doctor who was forced by Chinese authorities to perform organ-harvesting operations. Dr. Tohti testified before the China Tribunal about the forced organ harvesting in Xinjiang, or East Turkestan—the region where the PRC now runs concentration camps for Uighurs. Dr. Tohti has also testified before the European Union Parliament, the Scottish Parliament, and the Irish National Parliament (Oireachtas) about the horrific operations he was compelled to carry out for the Chinese government.

This is the reality of the Chinese Communist Party, with photographic and video evidence, and page after page of eyewitness testimony, to attest to the truth.

But there is one other question. We know that the organs taken from political prisoners are sold to the highest bidder in China or elsewhere around the world. Where, though, do the eviscerated bodies end up? Some of them, according to researcher Ethan Guttmann, are plastinated and displayed at the grotesque human cadaver exhibitions which became popular some ten years ago.

The Vatican and the Organ-Snatching Vampires

Between forced abortions, Margaret Sanger-inspired eugenicist population control schemes, organ harvesting, religious persecution (including, of course, persecution of Christians), and the genocidal campaigns against Tibetans, Mongolians, and Uighurs, the Chinese socialists are, without doubt, much worse than even the criminal German National Socialists were.

Keeping this truth hidden inside of China is relatively easy. The PRC is “the kingdom of fake news,” as one observer puts it. As with the Soviet Union, which invented dezinformatsiya—the mixture of lies with truth to confuse enemies and keep domestic populations propagandized—the communist superstate in Beijing is adept at lying to advance its political goals.

But the truth about the PRC’s hate crimes and mass murders is well documented outside of China. Anyone with an internet connection outside the Great Chinese Firewall should be able to access the information Gerber shared with me during our interview. Governments are also verifying what early whistleblowers have said. In early 2021, for example, the United States State Department finally recognized that China is committing genocide against the Uighurs. An unofficial UK tribunal found the same thing later that year.

What excuse could there be for interacting with a regime as ghastly as the PRC?

Pope Francis cancelled his address when it became clear that the Vatican was providing a platform to the equivalent of Dr. Josef Mengele.

One of the reasons for the PRC’s free pass on genocide appears to be its connections to politicians around the world, including in Europe and North America. Australian academic Clive Hamilton and his co-author Mareike Ohlberg are just two of many brave souls who have documented the China-funded corruption in the West. Investigative journalist Peter Schweizer’s new book, Red-Handed, looks to be another expose of how the PRC owns much of the media, academic, and political establishment. With connections like these, it is not difficult to figure out how complicit Western politicians might tamp down criticism of the PRC over organ harvesting.

The politics of the world is no excuse, but it is a reality. Why, though, does the Vatican cooperate with this satanic regime?

When the National Socialists were busy turning Europe into a death camp, the pope at the time, Pius XI, issued in 1937 Mit brennender Sorge, a call to resist the anti-Christian, inhuman monstrosities of the Nazis.

Now it is 2022.

As Remnant readers have long understood, the Vatican has become a headquarters for globalists. Jeffrey Sachs is on the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. Thanks to Michael Matt, Klaus Schwab’s secret Vatican connection is no longer secret. As Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò writes, the Vatican has become a globalist-connected “den of thieves”. Such a den of thieves would naturally gravitate toward their counterparts in East Asia.

 

The extent of globalist dominion in Rome has apparently relieved the Vatican hierarchy of all sense of shame for collaborating with the People’s Republic of China. Astoundingly, in 2017 the Vatican invited Huang Jiefu to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences summit on organ trafficking and transplant tourism. At the time, Huang was the “current chair of the National Organ Donation and Transplantation Committee, ex-vice minister of health, a member of the Chinese Communist Party’s People’s Political Consultative Conference, and deputy director of the secretive party committee that looks after the health of top cadres.” Pope Francis was scheduled to address the summit, which was hosting—and how could the planners not have known this?—arguably the PRC’s top trained propagandist and dezinformatsiya specialist in defense of organ harvesting from political prisoners. But His Holiness cancelled his address when it became clear that the Vatican was providing a platform to the equivalent of Dr. Josef Mengele.

And yet, the Vatican did not allow the Huang scandal to deter it from its plans to deepen and strengthen cooperation with the PRC. It seems that the reason for this is that the PRC and the Vatican share almost the same vision for global humanity. Catholic writer John Zmirak thinks that Francis could be pleased to have found in the PRC an ally against the “consumerist” West which Francis openly loathes. And as a recent piece by Catholic journalist Edward Pentin reminds us, there is very little difference between the ideologies of Pope Francis and the current PRC leader Xi Jinping.

We should also remember that the government in Beijing which has ordered and profited from the grisly commerce in human flesh is a valued partner of the Vatican, and held up by top Vatican prelates as a model for the rest of the world to emulate.

It’s not just Francis. The pope’s deputies are also no enemies of the Chinese state. Zmirak remarks on an episode which Remnant readers will know well, namely Archbishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo’s 2018 remark (which Francis never repudiated) that, “Right now, those who are best implementing the social doctrine of the Church are the Chinese.”

What price this surrender? Perhaps a hint comes in an Epoch Times report from the fall of last year which appears to implicate the Vatican in a buyoff scheme out of Beijing. Was it cash which turned the Vatican against Chinese Christians?

According to former Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Affairs and Professor of Law Robert Destro during a speech at the Hudson Institute in October, “You (we) think the Vatican didn’t get a lot of money. I suspect they might have got it. It may not seem obvious, but it may be a behind-the-scenes transaction.”

The same Epoch Times report quotes Guo Baosheng, a Chinese American pastor, as saying, “The Chinese government directly gives money to the Vatican from the official Catholic Church in China, including Catholic believers, pro-China (CCP) groups and individuals. I think this number must be an astronomical figure and a huge amount.” The theme of the event at which Destro and Guo spoke was “The CCP’s Declaration of War on Religions”.

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The official Catholic Church in China is now, as was entirely predictable, another mouthpiece for socialist propaganda. But then, so is the Vatican. In other words, when Francis sold Chinese Catholics, including the Hero of Hong Kong, Cardinal Zen, out to the CCP in 2018 (and again in 2020) when it struck a deal with the organ-harvesting-and-abortion powerhouse in Beijing, it sold them out for ideology, in part. But also, it seems, for cash.

And perhaps for more than just cash from the CCP. Gerber reminds me that Francis has been pushing the faithful to take the Wuhan coronavirus “vaccine,” which is “really a bioweapon,” Gerber says. “In doing this, the Vatican is advancing the CCP’s bioattack on humanity.”

The board of Pfizer, Gerber reminds me, has members of the Chinese Communist Party. In which it differs very little from the 2017 Pontifical Academy of Sciences summit on organ trafficking and transplant tourism.

The Moral Collapse is Worldwide

The forced organ harvesting of Falun Gong political prisoners is a heinous, state-level crime. It is easy to shut one’s eyes and pretend the crime has not long been taking place, as I did when I first encountered this practice. But the truth does not go away just because we refuse to acknowledge it.

However, while it is important to bring to light the full extent of the Chinese Communist Party’s ongoing genocides (in the plural) and crimes against humanity, Catholics should also remember that the moral collapse we see in Beijing has been a worldwide phenomenon.

Take the United States. The University of Pittsburgh traffics in body parts, too. So does my alma mater, the University of Wisconsin. Undercover journalist David Daleiden captured video of American “doctors” wheeling and dealing in infant cadavers over casual business lunches. The trafficking in remains of human persons is a fact of American life. Moral depravity is hardly exclusive to the communists in China. It’s right around the corner at your neighborhood abortion mill, in the college quad, and in the Capitol in Washington, D.C.

This is a sobering thought for Christians in the West. Like the Falun Gong practitioners in the People’s Republic of China in the 1990s, perhaps we, too, think that our government will let us live in peace. We should remember that children have been vivisected in America and sold for parts just like Falun Gong members in China, all with the government’s sanction and using government funds.

We should remember that Dianne Feinstein, the California senator, is a close personal friend of the butcher of Falun Gong, Jiang Zemin.

We should also remember that the government in Beijing which has ordered and profited from the grisly commerce in human flesh is a valued partner of the Vatican, and held up by top Vatican prelates as a model for the rest of the world to emulate.

--Jason Morgan is associate professor at Reitaku University in Kashiwa, Japan

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Jason Morgan | Remnant Correspondent, TOKYO

Jason Morgan is an associate professor at Reitaku University in Chiba, Japan, where he teaches language, history, and philosophy. He specializes in Japanese legal history. He’s published four books in Japanese and two book-length Japanese-to-English translations. His work has also appeared at Japan Forward, New Oxford Review, Crisis, Modern Age, University BookmanChronicles, and Clarion Review.