China's Grim Harvest

China's President isn't used to being heckled. But last Thursday, as Hu Jintao addressed reporters at the White House during his U.S. visit, a woman from a newspaper run by the meditation sect Falun Gong loudly interrupted him, calling him a "murderer" and threatening that his days were numbered. Among other allegations, Falun Gong, which is banned in China, accuses Chinese hospitals of harvesting organs from executed prisoners — including some of the sect's own members — and selling them for transplants.

But Falun Gong activists aren't the only ones concerned about China's organ trade. A day before...

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