Experts speak at UK roundtable on forced organ harvesting – Westminster

A second roundtable meeting was held at Westminster on Tuesday the 17th April 2018 to raise awareness about claims of forced organ harvesting in China – co-hosted by Jim Shannon MP and Fiona Bruce MP. This meeting presented the available evidence of forced organ harvesting in China and experts discussed the steps the UK Government…

COMMUNISM IN THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD: THE CASE OF CHINA – PARIS

BY HON. DAVID KILGOUR, J.D The Platform of European Memory and Conscience International Conference Collège des Bernardins and Fondation Napoleon, Paris Communism as articulated by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in the 19th century was not instituted in any country until after the Russian Revolution in 1917 and subsequent civil war during which an estimated 8-10…

EXCERPT FROM DAVID KILGOUR’S SPEECH ON CHINA – INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

by David Kilgour Speech given at the International Leadership Conference, co-sponsored by the Universal Peace Federation (UPF)-Japan and the Institute for Peace Policies (IPP). Keio Plaza Hotel. Tokyo, 16 Nov 2016 A fairly recent Nanos opinion survey across Canada indicated that 76 per cent of Canadians distrust the government in Beijing. I wonder what a similar…

ENDING ORGAN TOURISM TO CHINA —BY DAVID KILGOUR

BY HON. DAVID KILGOUR, J.D. 17-23 August, 2016 Hong Kong Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre hosting Congress In 2006, the Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong in China asked David Matas and me to investigate as volunteers seemingly bizarre but persistent claims of organ pillaging/trafficking from Falun Gong practitioners. We released two…

GLOBAL MEDIA OUTLETS FEATURE NEW CHINA TRANSPLANT STATISTICS

An unprecedented new report by a team of relentless investigators was published on June 22, 2016. The basis of the report is a meticulous examination of the transplant programs of hundreds of hospitals in China, drawing on media reports, official propaganda, medical journals, hospital websites and a vast amount of deleted websites found in archive. It…

DAVID KILGOUR SPEAKS AT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

NOTES FOR REMARKS ON NEW UPDATE ON ‘BLOODY HARVEST’ AND ‘THE SLAUGHTER’ Hon. David Kilgour, J.D. European Parliament, Brussels 29 June, 2016 For at least 15 years across China, there has been regime-sanctioned pillaging and trafficking in the vital organs of prisoners of conscience—overwhelmingly from practitioners of Falun Gong, but also Tibetans, Uyghurs and house…

Governance and Corruption

BY DAVID KILGOUR Second Annual Anti-Corruption Symposium of Canadians for Accountability in partnership. University of Ottawa 7 May 2016 The respected international NGO Transparency International (TI), which confronts corruption worldwide, is correct that none anywhere should be above the law or abuse voter-entrusted power for private gain. Corruption poses a threat to democracies and the…

Two Davids & Goliath – David Matas & David Kilgour Speak at TEDx

David Matas & David Kilgour on “Two Davids & Goliath” at TEDxMünchen 2015 David Kilgour is co-chair of the Canadian Friends of a Democratic Iran, past chair of the Latin America and Caribbean policy working group of the Ottawa branch of the Canadian International Council, a director of the Washington-based Council for a Community of…

Hon. David Kilgour, J.D – Speech at International Conference on Religious Freedom

by Hon. David Kilgour, J.D   International Conference on Religious Freedom In Honour of Hon. Shahbaz Bhatti A 2011 Pew Forum study estimated that Christians then numbered about 2.1 billion worldwide. According to the International Society for Human Rights, a secular group with members in 38 countries, 80 per cent of all acts of religious…

Working with China: U.S. needs to push back against China’s growing dominance

By David Kilgour | David vs. David Diplomats, politicians and business leaders sometimes overlook that China is its peoples, cultures and history far more than its unelected government. The criticisms many of us at home and abroad make are of the party-state governance, not the long-suffering citizens. Mao remains the overarching governance icon. Jung Chang and…

Rally Commemorating 15 Years of Falun Gong Persecution by party-state in China 

By Hon David Kilgour Embassy of China, 515 St. Patrick St. Ottawa 17 July 2014 Thanks to Alex Neve, secretary general of Amnesty International Canada, Paul Li, a survivor of the persecution, and to all of you for coming today to protest the crimes against humanity that have now continued for 15 years against Falun Gong…

Tiananmen Square In Context

By Hon. David Kilgour, J.D.  In the spring of 1989, following the death of the former reform-minded Party Secretary Hu Yaobang, hundreds of thousands of Beijing residents took their complaints about widespread party corruption and other governance issues to the streets. Shielded by the presence of numerous foreign journalists covering the visit to China’s capital by…

Statement to all-party Health Committee of Greek Parliament about organ pillaging

By Hon. David Kilgour, JD. Athens June, 4, 2014 Mr. Chairman and honourable members, It is a pleasure to be back in Greece, where your nation has had such a profound influence on so many of the world’s civilizations, including their philosophy, literature, art, sculpture, theatre, music and governance during about thirty centuries. Falun Gong Persecution…

David Kilgour’s speech on 2014 World Falun Dafa Day Celebration in Ottawa (video)

Around a dozen MPs of all stripes attended festivities on Parliament Hill Wednesday to celebrate the 22nd anniversary of Falun Dafa, also called Falun Gong. The spiritual discipline was introduced to the public on May 13, 1992, in northeastern China by Mr. Li Hongzhi, and has since spread around the world. To mark the occasion,…