Oct 17, 2018 7:00 AM
Dr Wen Chen
Human Rights Movement in China

Wen was born in China during the Great Cultural Revolution. Being victims of the horrific atrocity that killed two million intellectuals and destroyed traditional Chinese culture, Wen's parents had mixed feelings about her education. Despite their discouragement, Wen eventually won a national prize at a science competition when she was 16. Hence, she was accepted into a top university for undergraduate study. In 1994, Wen came to the U.S. for graduate school and received a doctorate degree in Biology at California Institute of Technology in 2000. Dr. Chen currently works as a staff scientist for the institute. Because of her personal experience of being brainwashed in China, she decided to be a voice for the voiceless. Since 2012, she has given over 200 presentations to community organizations about Chinese culture, history, and human rights. 

Millions of Chinese people have been arrested for their spiritual beliefs or political views. They have not only been tortured and forced to do slave labor, but also killed for their organs. While it takes two-to-three years in the U.S. to wait for matching organs, it takes two-to-four weeks in China. The state-sanctioned organ harvesting towards prisoners of conscience has been operated by the Chinese police, legal and military system. Evidence and international responses about forced organ harvesting in China will be presented, as well as the following: how the Chinese Communist Party penetrates U.S. society to influence decision makers; the human rights movement in China which began in 2004; innovation that allows people to bypass China's Internet blockade; human rights lawyers in China; the movement of quitting the Chinese Communist Party; and more than 220,000 lawsuits against former dictator Jiang Zemin.