World-renowned organ transplant doctor Professor Russell Strong AC has called for hospitals and universities to ban Chinese surgeons
A world-renowned organ transplant doctor has issued an urgent warning for hospitals and universities around the globe to ban Chinese surgeons, fearing they are taking part in a real-life 'Squid Game'.
Professor Russell Strong AC told Daily Mail Australia that many Chinese medical trainees take what they've learnt in the West and use it to harvest human organs back home in a terrifying 'kill-to-order' market that parallels a side plot in the smash hit South Korean Netflix horror series.
The totalitarian state removes hearts, kidneys, livers and corneas from 100,000 dissidents and prisoners in secret every year, human rights groups claim - but the international community remains powerless to stop the slaughter.
The now retired 84-year-old first became aware of Beijing's horrifying human rights abuses back in the late 1980s after setting up pioneering transplant program at Brisbane's Princess Alexandra Hospital.
Professor Strong had successfully performed Australia's first-ever liver transplant in 1985 and was inundated with requests from 'mainland Chinese trainees'.
But with rumours swirling even back then that the Communist Party were using death row inmates and political dissidents as an organ bank, he decided to take action.
China's 'kill-to-order' market parallels a side plot in the smash hit South Korean Netflix horror series Squid Game where masked men carve out the organs of dead contestants
The thriller pits players (protagonist Seong Gi-Hun centre is pictured centre alongside two of his closest allies) against each other in contests fought to the death for a chance to win cash
''This wasn't anything to do with race... I just thought using prisoners as organs donors was totally immoral.' - Professor Russell Strong
'I refused to train them unless I had a signed document from their institution that they would not go back and use executed prisoners as organ donors,' Prof Strong said.
'I never received one response, so I refused to take them on.'
Although he went on to have a stellar career and was awarded the Campion of Australia Medal, the Queen's Order of St Michael and St George and a Knighthood in Malaysia, at the time his brave stance was met with hostility from some other medical professionals.
Beijing is able to coverup their human rights abuses by under-reporting organ transplant data to the World Health Organisation.
The global health body is compelled to accept the totalitarian nation's 'inadequate and misleading' hospital data without question because they are a member state who wield great power.
China's official statistics show they are they are performing 10,000 to 20,000 transplants surgeries a year.
But Susie Hughes, the Executive Director of The International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China says the claims do not stack up.
'A recent statistical analysis of China's current organ transplant system showed the numbers China has been putting out have been falsified,' she told Daily Mail Australia.
'When you examine hospital revenues, bed utilisation rates and the number of surgical teams from the official Chinese data... the figure is more likely to be between 60,000 to 100,000 transplants per year.'
'This wasn't anything to do with race. When I was in Brisbane I trained many people from Malaysia, Japan, Europe and even the United States,' he said.
'I also trained a lot of Chinese Australians as well as Chinese surgeons from Singapore and Hong Kong.
'I just thought using prisoners as organs donors was totally immoral.'
China first started slaughtering its own citizens for their organs as far back as the 1970s with the issue gaining international condemnation during the 1990s after Human Rights Watch blew the lid on its state-sponsored program targeting prisoners.
Now, according to the United Nations, China's Communist Party primarily targets repressed minority groups including Falun Gong practitioners, Uyghurs, Tibetans, Muslims and