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|Foundational values=
 
|Foundational values=
 
|Prohibited practices='''Reproductive Cloning'''
 
|Prohibited practices='''Reproductive Cloning'''
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*Reproductive cloning is prohibited by the Ethical Guidelines on Human Embryonic Stem Cell and the Regulation on Human Assisted Reproductive Technologies.<ref name="gppc">Genetics and Public Policy Center, "[http://www.dnapolicy.org/policy.international.php?action=detail&laws_id=23 Human Reproductive Technology Ordinance (China)]"</ref>  
 
*Reproductive cloning is prohibited by the Ethical Guidelines on Human Embryonic Stem Cell and the Regulation on Human Assisted Reproductive Technologies.<ref name="gppc">Genetics and Public Policy Center, "[http://www.dnapolicy.org/policy.international.php?action=detail&laws_id=23 Human Reproductive Technology Ordinance (China)]"</ref>  
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'''Sex Selection'''
 
'''Sex Selection'''
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*Sex selection is prohibited,<ref name="gppc2">Genetics and Public Policy Center, "[http://www.dnapolicy.org/policy.international.php?action=detail&laws_id=19 Reproductive Genetic Testing (China)]"</ref>  but a wide imbalance in the sex ratio at birth, especially in certain affluent provinces, demonstrates that it occurs.<ref name=bmj>Ted Plafker, "[http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/324/7348/1233/a Sex selection in China sees 117 boys born for every 100 girls]," ''BMJ'' 2002;324:1233 (25 May)</ref> In the past it has been reported that wealthy Chinese were traveling to the US and elsewhere to evade restrictions on the use of PGD.<ref name=washingtonpost> Carla K. Johnson, "[http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/06/14/AR2006061401477.html Wealthy go to US to choose baby's sex]," ''Washington Post'', June 14, 2006.</ref>
 
*Sex selection is prohibited,<ref name="gppc2">Genetics and Public Policy Center, "[http://www.dnapolicy.org/policy.international.php?action=detail&laws_id=19 Reproductive Genetic Testing (China)]"</ref>  but a wide imbalance in the sex ratio at birth, especially in certain affluent provinces, demonstrates that it occurs.<ref name=bmj>Ted Plafker, "[http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/324/7348/1233/a Sex selection in China sees 117 boys born for every 100 girls]," ''BMJ'' 2002;324:1233 (25 May)</ref> In the past it has been reported that wealthy Chinese were traveling to the US and elsewhere to evade restrictions on the use of PGD.<ref name=washingtonpost> Carla K. Johnson, "[http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/06/14/AR2006061401477.html Wealthy go to US to choose baby's sex]," ''Washington Post'', June 14, 2006.</ref>
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'''Surrogacy'''
 
'''Surrogacy'''
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*In August 2001, the Ministry of Public Health of the People’s Republic of China issued  the "Administrative Measures for Assisted Human Reproductive Technology," which prohibits medical institutions and medical staff from performing any form of surrogacy procedure. Any medical institution that assists a surrogacy arrangement may be subject to a fine of not more than 30,000 yuan (RMB) (Approx US$5000).  
 
*In August 2001, the Ministry of Public Health of the People’s Republic of China issued  the "Administrative Measures for Assisted Human Reproductive Technology," which prohibits medical institutions and medical staff from performing any form of surrogacy procedure. Any medical institution that assists a surrogacy arrangement may be subject to a fine of not more than 30,000 yuan (RMB) (Approx US$5000).  
 
* In addition the "Ethical Principles of Assisted Human Reproductive Technology and Human Sperm Bank" (updated 23 June 2003), establishes the protection of children as one of seven fundamental ethical principles of assisted human reproductive technology. This principal is seen to be guaranteed and implemented by, among other things, the prohibition on medical staff performing surrogate surgery.
 
* In addition the "Ethical Principles of Assisted Human Reproductive Technology and Human Sperm Bank" (updated 23 June 2003), establishes the protection of children as one of seven fundamental ethical principles of assisted human reproductive technology. This principal is seen to be guaranteed and implemented by, among other things, the prohibition on medical staff performing surrogate surgery.
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*Note: The Administrative Measures Sanctions do not pertain to the surrogate mother or commissioning couple, and it has been reported that there is a significant "underground" practice of surrogacy in China. (See http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/03/world/asia/china-experiences-a-booming-black-market-in-child-surrogacy.html?_r=1.)
 
*Note: The Administrative Measures Sanctions do not pertain to the surrogate mother or commissioning couple, and it has been reported that there is a significant "underground" practice of surrogacy in China. (See http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/03/world/asia/china-experiences-a-booming-black-market-in-child-surrogacy.html?_r=1.)
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'''Sale of Gametes'''
 
'''Sale of Gametes'''
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*The above-mentioned Administrative Measures ban all forms of trade in fertilized eggs and embryos.
 
*The above-mentioned Administrative Measures ban all forms of trade in fertilized eggs and embryos.
 
|Permitted and regulated practices='''Egg Donation'''
 
|Permitted and regulated practices='''Egg Donation'''
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*Egg donation is practiced in circumstances where an excess number of eggs (greater than 20) have been retrieved from an IVF patient and prior written consent has been given.  
 
*Egg donation is practiced in circumstances where an excess number of eggs (greater than 20) have been retrieved from an IVF patient and prior written consent has been given.  
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'''Research Cloning'''
 
'''Research Cloning'''
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*Research cloning is specifically allowed.<ref name=cd>Jia Hepend, "[http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2005-03/31/content_429816.htm China supports therapeutic cloning]," ''China Daily'', March 31, 2005</ref>
 
*Research cloning is specifically allowed.<ref name=cd>Jia Hepend, "[http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2005-03/31/content_429816.htm China supports therapeutic cloning]," ''China Daily'', March 31, 2005</ref>
 
|Regulatory activities=
 
|Regulatory activities=

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