donors exceeded 104,000 – more than three times the number for 2015, according to the center.
Last year, 6,302 people donated organs after death in China, an increase of 22 percent compared with 2017. About 20,200 tr
ansplant surgeries were completed last year, an increase of 21 percent compared with 2017, ranking the seco
nd in the world after the United States, according to the National Health Commission.
On average, 6.8 of every 1 million people donated organs after death or while alive for their relatives in Ch
ina last year, a record high, according to the China National Organ Donation and Transplantation Committee.
Guo Yanhong, deputy chief for medical administration and supervision at the National Hea
lth Commission, said that with an increasing number of organ transplant surgeries performed, Chinese phys
icians are also making progress in organ transplant technologies, and a number of world-class centers in trans
plant surgeries, covering major organs such as livers, kidneys, hearts and lungs, have been established in China.
inistration put into practice the Taiwan Travel Act and the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act, both passed last year, to fulfill its promise to the Tsai authorities. In their
letter to US President Donald Trump, some Congress members have said the Taiwan Relations Act will help mai
ntain peace, security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region and suppress Beijing’s so-called aggression.
Moreover, to seek the US’ protection and contain Beijing, the Tsai authorities have been hyping up
the island’s strategic value for Washington. But the fact is, the empty promises given by the Congress me
mbers cannot guarantee any safety to the Tsai authorities and, instead, could put them in danger.
Ahead of the 2020 elections on the island, some US Congress members are incitin
g the Tsai authorities to provoke disputes with the mainland by supporting those seeking “Taiwan ind
ependence”. But since any attempt to split Taiwan from the motherland would lead to a conflict, it will be in the interest of neith
er side of the Straits nor the US. Worse, such a conflict would destroy peace and stability in the entire Asia-Pacific region.