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. didn't they...

    @BOMBO. Best eat her before she's 28 weeks old (in the womb) or else it's cannibalism.

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

    To be fair, China does not have a very good record in "faked" foodstuffs...But, if this "accusation" comes from South Korean, then i will probably give China the benefit of doubt at the moment, because South Korean is not really that "good" themselves in telling the truth from "fantasy"..they even claimed that Jesus is a Korean, China belongs to them, their full nation whole-hearted support for the faking Prof. Hwang { by the way, he is back in action, hope not another breaking faking scandal from him again }...etc.,...etc., But, if the news comes from a Swede or Norwegian or Finn..then i would say it is 100% true. But, from South Korean, thanks, but no thanks

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

      What are you talking about? Which South Koreans are you referring to? Do you always generalize like this? I feel bad for you.

      August 25, 2012 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  3. @And Yet

    Here's a novel idea: Clean up your own mess before sending your kids to die cleaning-up theirs?
    Pot calling the kettle black ring a bell?

    May 8, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  4. oldman100

    What I want to know is, does China have anything to get rid of The Gay?

    May 8, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel

      No they don't, Oldman, but it doesn't matter. We still love you if you are a gay. Heck, I'm a gay too!

      May 8, 2012 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thats a good one!


      May 9, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    @ banasy, yup, that was the shortest *forever* in history!

    May 8, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Liars have the tendency to

      May 8, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  6. ObamaJoe

    Beef ?????????

    Fake human flesh ,,,,,,,,,,,,lower cost,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    Make in China,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    fake snake leather

    Min. Order: 500 Yards

    fake leather

    Min. Order: 500 Meters

    Gaga-raw fake meat

    Lady Gaga, here you go, no more cows need die to make your clothes. Fax Foods introduces the GAGA-RAW!...

    Fake Pinapple Meat Vegetable Food

    Min. Order: 3000 Pieces

    May 8, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  7. China

    Without China, you couldn't afford to meet your own social security obligations. Hence, Wal-Mart

    May 8, 2012 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • ObamaJoe

      They can make fake of anything,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,that's why the Price of Made in China is low,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

      Good for Walmart,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

      May 8, 2012 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • KY

      Are you a Chinese? I never buy something that made in China.

      May 8, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thats a good one!

      @china Blame the politicians, the American people are still willing to earn their money.

      May 9, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  8. ObamaJoe

    It's funny,,,,,,,,,South Korea people believe Chinese sale real flesh of dead babies.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    May 8, 2012 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Telrock

      I think they can tell what's in them when they have 17,000 pills of the stuff.

      May 8, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Sofa King

    This is more disgusting than the cooking oil made with used tampons – also from China.

    May 8, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      @Sofa King:
      Yep, straight from their gutter. Yum.

      May 8, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  10. ObamaJoe

    If it's not fake ,,,,,,,,,it will be a big surprise,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    May 8, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  11. jimdog33

    I don't even know where to begin with all that comes out of China. Glad their state-run media clarified the matter. Bottom line, all I can do as an individual is not buy Chinese made goods, buy Chinese imports of any kind, try to avoid companies with Chinese manufacturers, suppliers or interests and obviously never travel there... if enough people do that... who knows?

    May 8, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • KY

      @jimdog33: totally agree

      May 8, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  12. elizatoo

    Unfortunately, this is a totally believably story because the Chinese are frankly insane with regard to using, up to now, body parts of endangered species in their medicine, now they have progressed to this atrocity. And, you will not stop them, they are arrogant in their belief that they are superior to everyone. Which is laughable. They can dispute this all they want, they are some of the most accomplished liars on the planet.

    May 8, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Former F-22 Pilot

    It rubs the capsules on its skin....

    May 8, 2012 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Former F-22 Pilot

    If God wanted these infants to survive, they'd have fought harder against being put in the blender.

    May 8, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  15. weezer


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