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Posted: 3/23/2006 12:09:40 PM EDT
Now...isn't that just special!

HH

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Report: Cosmetics firm using remains of executed Chinese



Special to World Tribune.com
EAST-ASIA-INTEL.COM
Thursday, March 23, 2006
A Chinese cosmetics company has been using skin taken from the bodies of executed convicts to develop beauty products for sale in Europe, a London newspaper reported.

An agent for the company informed customers it is developing collagen for lip and wrinkle treatments from skin taken from prisoners after they had been shot.



The agent said some of the company‘s products have been exported to Britain, and that the use of skin from condemned convicts was “traditional" and nothing to “make such a big fuss about,“ the Guardian reported
In addition to ethical concerns, there is the potential risk of infection from the harvested skin products.

The company was not identified by name for legal reasons and it is unclear whether collagen made from the skin of prisoners was in the research stage or in actual production.

“A lot of the research is still carried out in the traditional manner using skin from the executed prisoners and aborted fetus," the agent was quoted as saying. The material, he said, was being bought from “biotech" companies based in Heilongjiang Province and was being developed elsewhere in China.

He suggested that the use of skin and other tissues harvested from executed prisoners was not uncommon. “In China it is considered very normal and I was very shocked that Western countries can make such a big fuss about this," he said.

In the past, human rights groups have charged that China was using organs harvested from executed prisoners for medical transplants both domestically and internationally. China executed about 3,400 prisoners last year, according to Amnesty International.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 12:12:00 PM EDT
Oh that is so gross!!!!
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 12:12:28 PM EDT
Soylet green?

Making use of them, I see no problem.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 12:12:48 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 12:15:08 PM EDT
No suprise.
The Cambodians did it for years marketing the succesful "Khmer Rouge" makeup brand.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 12:16:53 PM EDT
Reminds me of Fight Club - selling their fat asses back to them. Except here they're dead.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 12:17:17 PM EDT
Sounds like an internet rumor. Do you have a credible source?
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 12:19:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By tc556guy:
Sounds like an internet rumor. Do you have a credible source?



It's on the Internet. Isn't that enough?
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 12:20:05 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 12:22:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By tc556guy:
Sounds like an internet rumor. Do you have a credible source?



It's being reported on Drudge to this link:

www.worldtribune.com/worldtribune/06/front2453818.0847222223.html

HH
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 12:23:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/23/2006 12:23:34 PM EDT by HoustonHusker]

Originally Posted By thedoctors308:
No suprise.
The Cambodians did it for years marketing the succesful "Khmer Rouge" makeup brand.



"Honey, I'd like for you to try this new base makeup..."

HH
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 12:24:03 PM EDT
China is in the organ business too. Any ArfCom transplant recipients?
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 12:28:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/23/2006 12:29:28 PM EDT by livefreeordieNH]

Originally Posted By thedoctors308:
No suprise.
The Cambodians did it for years marketing the succesful "Khmer Rouge" makeup brand.



awwww jeez lol
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 12:29:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thedoctors308:
No suprise.
The Cambodians did it for years marketing the succesful "Khmer Rouge" makeup brand.







Link Posted: 3/23/2006 12:42:47 PM EDT
While it is possible that the Chinese export stuff like that, the story itself sounds like total BS. Too nonchalant, too over-the-top.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 12:50:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Javak:

Originally Posted By tc556guy:
Sounds like an internet rumor. Do you have a credible source?



It's on the Internet. Isn't that enough?


Never.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 12:57:17 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 1:01:55 PM EDT
Hey.. Lets face it..

China has been doing this for years..

If you need a new heart, liver, lungs, kidneys, and other organs. All you need is cash, passport, and a little time to spend on vacation in China, and its all yours.

As far as the 3400 execution per year in China. Those are the low numbers. You can get the death penalty for stealing or hacking in China. Most of the victims are rounded up in raids and automatically tested . Once a match is found then you are charged and executed.

It was report years ago on TV(60 minutes or something) that covered the whole medical transplant system in China. Including proper preperation of prisoners prior to execution.

The same report showed the out of control donor program in India.In India you can sell your organs, or family members organs. Unfortunately since these poor people can't read. They sign away all the organs, and end up being stuck with cash and a corpse.

Both these countrries have extreme population problem. Its written off as population control.
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