Crossing The Line

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Doctor Huang is a transplant specialist with a very busy calendar. In the run-up to Labor Day, the communist authorities of Shenzhen, Hong Kong's border wonderland of sin and shopping, execute an array of criminals. This year they are taking aim at violent offenders and triad gangs, and that offers Huang a bumper crop of kidneys, livers and hearts for needy patients, many from Hong Kong. Getting a kidney from death row may sound merciless, but it's swift, efficient—patients can be matched to donors in advance—and a bullet in the brain causes no damage to other organs. It's a booming business:...