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Ethan Gutmann

China Studies Research Fellow

Ethan Gutmann, China analyst and human-rights investigator, is a Senior Research Fellow in China Studies for the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation and co-founder of the International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China (ETAC). He has written for publications such as the Wall Street Journal AsiaThe Weekly StandardNational Review, and Investor’s Business Daily, and has provided briefings for the United States Congress, the Central Intelligence Agency, the European Parliament, and the United Nations. He has also testified in London, Ottawa, Canberra, Dublin, Edinburgh, Prague, and Jerusalem. A former foreign-policy analyst at the Brookings Institution, Gutmann has appeared on PBS, CNN, BBC, and CNBC. In 2017, Gutmann was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Gutmann’s research into Chinese Internet surveillance, the Laogai System, and the intersection of Western business with Chinese security objectives began to receive sustained attention following the publication of his first book, Losing the New China in 2004. His next book The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China’s Secret Solution to its Dissident Problem was released in 2014. He also co-authored the influential 2016 investigative report, Bloody Harvest/The Slaughter: An Update. The report meticulously examines the transplant programs of hundreds of hospitals in China, drawing on media reports, official propaganda, medical journals, hospital websites and a vast number of deleted websites found in archives. He is currently working on a new book based on his personal interviews with Uyghur and Kazakh refugees across Central Asia titled The Xinjiang Procedure.