Joint Board Matter with Supervisor Cook, Chairman Bulova, Supervisors Foust and Herrity

July 16, 2019

Concur with the Sentiments of House Resolution 343, Alerting County Residents About Traveling to the People’s Republic of China for Organ Transplants

Madam Chairman:

On June 13, 2016 the U.S. House of Representatives, on a bipartisan basis, with all Northern
Virginia Representatives in support, unanimously expressed its concern regarding reports that the
communist government of the People’s Republic of China was harvesting for sale human organs
from prisoners of conscience, including Falun Gong practitioners. A copy of the Congressional
Resolution is attached. We are concerned, as are our local Falun Gong practitioners, that people
who go to China for organ transplants, which are much more available in China than in the
United States, do not know that the organs they receive may be from Falun Gong practitioners,
or other political prisoners, who are murdered so the communist government may benefit from
the sale of their organs. We ask, without objection, that Fairfax County make efforts to inform its
residents of this issue so they may be properly informed before making a decision to travel to
China for a transplant.


H.Res.343 – Expressing concern regarding persistent and credible reports of systematic, state-sanctioned organ harvesting from non-consenting prisoners of conscience in the People’s Republic of China, including from large numbers of Falun Gong practitioners and members of other religious and ethnic minority groups. Read more