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.

soundoff (264 Responses)
  1. banasy©

    Well, of course a state-run news organization is going to deny it! Duh!

    May 8, 2012 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Yep. Good morning banasy. Didnt they also deny the levels of lead found in childrens toys shipped to the US? Amongst other things.

    May 8, 2012 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Yes, chrissy, hello, and also some chemical in the wallboard imported from china that would get people sick, cause corrosion in the heating and cooling systems of the homes it was installed in.

      May 8, 2012 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |

    They need to get their story straight. The pills aren't made from human flesh, the are made from dried human brains!

    The Zombie Apocalypse begins in China!

    May 8, 2012 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
    • ReadThis!

      You are definitely right. Try to search for this term "cannibalism in China" using Google and you will see the real truth. Also try to Google this term "Cooking Oil Made from Sewage in China". They are real sick people aren't they?

      May 8, 2012 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    Good morning, chrissy.
    Denial is in China's nature when it comes to the goods they export to the US.
    After all, it it isn't checked, no one's the wiser...

    May 8, 2012 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  5. Kme

    With a record like China (the politician that speaks), this story has zero credence. You can't tell if what they say is true or not. They oppress the truth constantly.

    May 8, 2012 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  6. StophJS

    China will just flat out deny anything and everything that could potentially embarrass them. It's just their MO. The Chinese government has this delusion that anything they say will become truth and people will believe it. It's like how they continue to say that they're honoring Mao's vision for China even when Mao would be rolling in his gave if he saw how the country is now. China is a country of perpetual denial.

    May 8, 2012 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Scottish Mama

    Just like they do not kill endangered species of animals (fins, tigers, etc..) and grind them up to have better labidos and make them fertile.

    May 8, 2012 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Richard

      The human equivalent of rodentia.

      May 8, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Richard

    The Chinese are rapidly denuding the world of many endangered species, all to put the parts in their dangerous quack medicine. It's time the timid UN tried to put a stop to this.

    May 8, 2012 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  9. didn't they...

    Didn't they say asbestos was safe? Frigging Chinese jerks.

    May 8, 2012 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    Well, I don't know.
    Is there any scientific evidence that eating dried human brains helps other humans (the consumers), beyond the supply of protein?
    What if stem cells of the unborn (undead) are ingested?
    Is this an area of stem-cell research? Is it well funded?
    Would the dried/fresh relationship be comparable to the difference between dried pasta and pasta fresca?
    Dried spaghetti is quite nutritious.

    May 8, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  11. didn't they...

    What was the name of that state-run news agency that claimed asbestos was good for the school kids, Depakote and Paxil good for the fetus? Anyone remember?

    May 8, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Richard

      First post pretty much covered the asbestos.

      May 8, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  12. BOMBO ©

    Eat a baby. Get more stamina. Baby bullets. Buy some today. The latest craze in China.

    May 8, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  13. BOMBO ©

    Undertaker: FRED!
    Fred: Yea!
    Undertaker: I THINK WE'VE GOT AN EATER!
    Fred: I'll get the oven on!
    Man: Um, er...excuse me, um, are you... are you suggesting we should eat my mother?
    Undertaker: Yeah. Not raw, not raw. We cook her. She'd be delicious with a few french fries, a bit of broccoli and stuffing. Delicious!

    May 8, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  14. didn't they...

    @Richard. The first post sure DID cover asbestos. ty
    I did google 'state run news agency asbestos', but all I found was 80% of the asbestos poisoning was imported from Canada. Seriously. 80% of the asbestos promoted by this still-unlnown state run news agency came from Canada. (of course Paxil and Depakote came from US keyword: hypetension in newborns)

    May 8, 2012 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  15. And yet

    As Kissinger might say, China is a sovereign nation. We cannot tie diplomatic relations and human rights. To do so is like saying we are taking over their country to stop what they are doing inside of it. Nobody is willing to let an enemy do that.
    Not even with UN troops in the wings. If you want to protect the citizens of a foreign country, you first have to take over that country. They can make anything a crime, make any crime punishable by death, and we have to, according to numerous treaties, respect that diplomatically.

    May 8, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      How about not buying "made in china" to help bring about human rights first?

      May 8, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
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