China ignites debate over genetic engineering
Scientists have been editing the genome of human embryos, a world first.
Controversial doco investigates China’s organ donation system
Two Canadian researchers insist that there is sufficient evidence to believe claims of organ harvesting.
China’s gender imbalance “most serious and prolonged in the world”
China's government has made its strongest statement yet about gender imbalance.
Harvesting of executed prisoners’ organs will cease by 2015 - Chinese government
The harvesting of executed prisoners’ organs will end at the start of next year, says Chinese organ transplant committee chairman Huang Jiefu.
Executed prisoners may be part of cadaver exhibition
A human rights group is calling on Canadian authorities to investigate the possible use of executed Chinese prisoners in an exhibition of ‘plastinated’ corpses.
The world of Chinese surrogacy
This New York Times video sketches the burgeoning Chinese surrogacy industry.
One Child Policy an attack on the common good - Chinese bioethicist
In a provocative new article in the Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, Chinese bioethicist Jing-Bao Nie attacks the one child-policy for having “a hugely negative effect on the common good”. Nie criticises the government’s claim that the policy has benefited society through raising living standards and reducing overcrowding: “The greatest irony of all is that, while originally designed to improve living standards and help relieve poverty and underdevelopment, the one-child policy has inﬂicted massive suffering and state-directed violence on Chinese people, especially women.”
China’s oldest mother
She gave birth to twins at 60 after IVF treatment.
Saudi Arabian and Chinese couple search abroad for surrogate mothers
Saudi couples who are unable to have children are employing surrogate mothers in Asia and Europe even though surrogacy has been condemned by the country's Islamic Jurisprudence Council.
China’s black market in scientific papers
Reporters for the journal Science have documented a thriving Chinese black market in articles and authorship in reputable scientific journals.
Violence in Chinese hospitals on the rise
Much media attention has been given in recent weeks to violent attacks on doctors in Chinese hospitals
Chinese couples using American surrogates to get residency
A new American import has become popular in mainland China - surrogate children born in the US. Wealthy Chinese couples are increasingly making use of US surrogate mothers, according to surrogacy agencies in both America and China.
Doubts raised about organ transplant reforms in China
Strong criticisms have been levelled at 'reforms' to the organ trade currently being carried out by the Chinese government.
Chinese push to ban unethical doctors
The Chinese government and the Chinese Medical Association have called for life-bans for doctors convicted of unethical behaviour.
GlaxoSmithKlein slammed for unethical drug trials in China
British pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKlein has been exposed for conducting unethical drug trials in its Shanghai office.
Australian academics campaign against Chinese transplant chief
A fierce campaign is being carried out in Australia to strip Chinese doctor Huang Jiefu of his honorary professorship at Sydney University. Dr. Jiefu, who was Vice-minister for Health in China for 12 years, authorized the forced removal of organs from thousands of executed Chinese prisoners.
Australian Senate condemns organ trafficking in China
Lobbying by Falun Gong, a quasi-religious movement banned in China, has scored a public relations coup in Australia.
336 million abortions in China since 1971, says Chinese govt
There have been over 336 million abortions in China since the since 1971, according to data released by the Chinese Health Department.
China to phase out organ donation from executed criminals
China will begin phase out organ donation from executed criminals next years, as it moves towards a voluntary system, says a government expert.
More Nobel links to bioethics
Yes, there is a bioethical angle to another of this week’s Nobel Prize announcements. The latest novel by Mo Yan, the 2012 laureate for literature, is a searing critique of China's one-child policy.
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