China says no pills made from human flesh in country
A photo released by the Korea Customs Service shows capsules filled with powdered human flesh in Daejeon, officials say.
May 8th, 2012
10:48 AM ET

China says no pills made from human flesh in country

Medications made of human tissue have not been found in China, the country's Health Ministry said Tuesday after reports a day earlier that pills made from the flesh of dead babies were smuggled from China into South Korea.

Chinese authorities will conduct an investigation into reports that the capsules, allegedly made from aborted fetuses, were made in China, Deng Haihua, a spokesman for China's Health Ministry, said in a report from the state-run Xinhua news agency. Similar allegations were investigated in August, and nothing was found to substantiate them, he said.

Deng said China has strict regulations to ensure that such a thing could not occur.

According to a report in the Korea Times, 29 smugglers of "human-flesh capsules" have been arrested after trying to bring 11,000 pills into the country while disguised as tourists.

More than 35 cases and more than 17,000 pills have been found by customs authorities since August, the South Korean website Dong-A Ilbo reported. 

The pills are taken by people who believe they may help increase stamina, for rejuvenation or by terminal cancer patients, according to the South Korean reports.

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  1. s~

    the onyl thing I put anything chinese in my mouth is from the local chinese restaurant.

    May 8, 2012 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • I like Asian chicks

      You don't know what you're missing.

      May 8, 2012 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  2. raptor57

    yea...and we have strict laws on wearing your seat belt too.

    May 8, 2012 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Mary

    @ GET IT?, NIce try *lurker* or whom ever you are. good day

    May 8, 2012 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. creepychicken

    Remember all that denial about the forced abortions? Looks like China has turned that into a commodity.

    May 8, 2012 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. sav

    that is so creepy ugh wth ...... ugh sounds like a horror movie

    May 8, 2012 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. daneke

    The babiy capsules were imported from U.S.

    May 8, 2012 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Wowitfigures

      I can’t imagine how it must feel to live in China. I mean you hear this and it really makes you think, what if they hate me tomorrow, will my kids end up in the blender? Heck it would make more product to export. As for people saying it’s not real, I think it is pretty much common sense when China says they are real in the past, and doesn’t know about this shipment. South Korea is willing to go on national news and say it’s real. You can bet it is 100% real. Heck CNN would have asked them if they had tested it before they wrote the news article. Makes me wonder what’s going to happen to that poor blind guy they are mad at. “Taco Seasoning, Get your Taco Seasoning, Aww heck ill just discount it, and put it on the shelf at the grocery store.”

      May 8, 2012 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      Big Pharma has been shifting research oversees for years to avoid prying eyes of the FDA.
      To get favorable results for iffy drugs aimed at America.
      The following is an article I came across just tonight by Dr. Edward Martin

      May 8, 2012 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Timetowinialwayswin

    sick. sick. sick. unnatural. sick.

    May 8, 2012 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. chrissy

    Yea nice try is right. And an awful convenient excuse since its your bf doing the trolling, and letting you take the heat! But whatever, i wont defend you again, thats for sure!

    May 8, 2012 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Elliot

    Not Made in China and they don't execute people for speaking out demanding freedom; and they haven't been killing the Tibetans for more than 50 years; and they don't promulgate slave labor and child labor; and they don't buy most of the dead endangered species in the world; and they don't build the most environmentally destructive infrastructure. And of course they don't lie about their plans to dominate the world militarily as part of their next 20-Year Plan. I won't buy anything Made in China and urge everyone to join me. There is nothing produced there that we can't do without. And companies like Apple who manufacture there should be ashamed of themselves. Enough Already! Boycott China.

    May 8, 2012 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Chris

    "Deng said China has strict regulations to ensure that such a thing could not occur."

    Yeah, right. He also said the same thing about melamine and antifreeze.

    May 8, 2012 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Kyle H. Davis

    "Deng said China has strict regulations to ensure that such a thing could not occur."

    Look, anyone even remotely knowledgeable about China realizes the idiocy of this statement.

    They also had strict regulations regarding the use of Melamine to boost the protein content in milk... need I say more?

    While it may be 100% true that China has regulations and laws concerning this and other safety issues, the application and enforcement of those laws is as lax as my manhood after a cold shower.

    It is one of the fundamental problems created by the restrictions of centralized power within China. The only time they realize something is being done like this, is after it has become a major problem – it is a constant here in China.

    Just last month they had an issue with MAJOR pharmaceutical brands having too much chromium in their pill casings, and the images that the STATE used to show how they were processed from leather scrap nearly made me vomit.

    Are there pill cases made from aborted fetuses being produced in China? I'm pretty sure there are.

    May 8, 2012 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • a chinese girl

      Watched the funny cnn reports and Comment, I began to reflect on whether the chinese reports about Western is untrue and ridiculous either. The purpose of the media is to entertain the public.

      May 8, 2012 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Lawrence Dudzik

    This from the country of forced abortions and the harvests of organs from condemned prisoners.

    May 8, 2012 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Me

    "Deng said China has strict regulations to ensure that such a thing could not occur."

    Melamine
    Fake rice
    Fake eggs
    Re-cooked buns
    Sewer oil
    Exploding watermelons
    Inedible red dye used as food dye
    Cement used in fake medications
    Condoms recycled as hair bands.
    Aborted and stillborn fetuses on river banks.
    Dental crowns made of lead.
    And I once bought honey from the 99 cent store that came from China and smelled like plastic.

    So what was that again Mr. Deng?

    May 8, 2012 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • ReadThis!

      Yes you have all those things in the list corrected but missed one more thing and that is cannibalism in China.

      May 8, 2012 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  14. ReadThis!

    In China they even eat human and sell human meat on the market. Try to search for this term "cannibalism in China" using Google and you will believe me. Also try to search for this term "Cooking Oil Made from Sewage in China". You will never want to eat from Chinese restaurant again.

    May 8, 2012 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. ReadThis!

    Try to search for this term "cannibalism in China" using Google and you will believe me. Also try to search for this term "Cooking Oil Made from Sewage in China". You will never want to eat from Chinese restaurant again.

    May 8, 2012 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Sara

      Another racist with no actual knowledge of much.

      May 10, 2012 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
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