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Appreciates Zinke remarks

| February 22, 2024 12:00 AM

I would like to commend Rep. Ryan Zinke for his remarks made Feb. 1 after a Congressional Executive Commission on China (CECC) hearing to assess the recent U.N. review of China’s human rights record.

Mr. Zinke, who sits on the CECC, said the Party’s forced organ harvesting is “extraordinarily concerning. The entire world ought to be horrified at such practices,” he told The Epoch Times, adding that Congress should “push the State Department to bring it up in person and have answers.”

“We have a relationship with China. I think China should know that’s one of our key concerns.” The issue should “absolutely” be on the agenda in the U.S.–China talks, he said.

People who practice Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, are believed to be one of the principal sources of human organs that the Chinese Communist Party uses for their state-sanctioned forced organ transplantation industry. Falun Gong is a spiritual practice that combines meditation and gentle exercises with a moral philosophy centered on the tenets of truthfulness, compassion and tolerance. Although introduced to the public in China in 1992, its roots extend back thousands of years.

Rep. Zinke’s comments will help bring the forced organ harvesting to light and help end this human rights atrocity. China needs to be held accountable.

Katherine Combes

Kalispell