Overview

To help people understand the nature of the People’s Republic of China, the Chinese Communist Party, and key issues in U.S.-China relations, the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation supports public and private events and original academic research on historical and contemporary questions in the areas of trade and economics, foreign policy and security studies, and political development and human rights in China.

Publications

Today, Rep. Chris Smith chaired a hearing of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission on forced organ harvesting in China, for which Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) China Studies Fellows, Matthew P. Robertson and Ethan Gutmann, gave expert testimony. This hearing comes after the release of a groundbreaking VOC…

Washington, D.C. (May 11, 2022) — Last night the Hong Kong government arrested and subsequently released on bail Cardinal Joseph Zen, Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong, on charges of collusion with foreign forces. “The arrest of Cardinal Zen by the Hong…

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) added its name to the signatory list of organizations that recommend that the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights adopts nearly a dozen key conditions ahead of a scheduled…

On Wednesday, April 13, the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) and IPVM, a video security and surveillance research group, hosted a press conference with a Xinjiang concentration camp survivor, Ovalbek Turdakun, and his family, who are Christians originally from Kyrgyzstan and who…

“Execution by organ procurement: Breaching the dead donor rule in China” was published in the American Journal of Transplantation on April 4, 2022. You can download the full report in PDF format here. Background Matthew P. Robertson, a research fellow…

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, a new research report on China’s system of organ harvesting, authored by Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) China Studies Fellow and PhD candidate in political science at the Australian National University, Matthew P. Robertson, and…

Executive Summary The dead donor rule is fundamental to transplant ethics. The rule states that organ procurement must not commence until the donor is both dead and formally pronounced so, and by the same token, that procurement of organs must…