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. latuya83

    Damn the Chinese will eat just about anything.

    May 8, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  2. David

    The slopes are disgusting.

    May 8, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  3. JesterJames

    What people are missing is that, there is actually a market for this stuff in S. Korea. What does that say about S. Koreans?

    May 8, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    China doesn't know about flesh pills.
    China doesn't know about dead kids allowed to litter streets.
    China doesn't know about melamine.
    China doesn't know about polluting air.
    China doesn't know about sanitation conditions, where "everyone" uses the same pit toilet in the middle of the floor.
    China doesn't know anything about your hard earned dollars spent at Walmart for Chinese goods to finance military support for genocide in Syria.

    Somehow after a while you get the idea China doesn't know much about "anything".

    May 8, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Korean Intelligence Agenda

    I'm not sure that Korean is more truthful than Chinese, or that Korean is more civilized than Chinese. The 29 smugglers should be handed over to the investigators and let's get the bottom of this sick story and mete out severe punishments wherever justice leads.

    May 8, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • mario

      CHina kills millions of babies a year, and USA has done the same year after year with abortion.

      May 8, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  6. State News Agency

    The human body is NOT capable of producing an enzyme that can break-down lactose. (cows milk) Whereas a cow's calf does. Humans are the only species whom consume the milk of another animal as part of their regular diet.

    May 8, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • mario

      Well, we eat 'from other animals' lots of stuff, not only milk, and even veggies come from living beings or from 'other living beings'. the thing of the enzymes- lactasa' is overrated, you wil not die.

      May 8, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Really Jersey

    Eating fetuses??? That is cannibalistic. Disgusting.

    May 8, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    @ mary, i thought you said you were changing all those evil thoughts the other day? Remember? The day i defended YOU, when everyone thought YOU were the troll! Hmmm guess i was wrong.

    May 8, 2012 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      I am rarely on the boards chrissy, so you may assume that any response to your posts are from a highjacker. Good day

      May 8, 2012 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Convenient Amnesia

      If you call being on the boards every single day "rarely", you have a different definition of rarely than everyone else's. If you want to lie and say every post you get called out on is a jacker, well, I guess you win points for the most transparent lie ever. Poser.

      May 8, 2012 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  9. pp

    this kind of scandal is just too much. so nonsense so talk about. if u believe in it, then u r just stupid. and no, there has no Chinese culture about eating human flesh. If a myth or horror story can also be used and wroth on the front page, and people believe in it, then there just has nothing to say anymore. Its just slander.

    May 8, 2012 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • CedarRapids

      They used to same similar about Jews in order to demonize them.

      May 8, 2012 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • CedarRapids

      *say similar

      May 8, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Me

    You are welcome..

    May 8, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Really Jersey

    The Chinese forcibly abort fetuses even after labor has begun by injecting formaldehyde into the brain as the infants head crowns to kill the baby just at the moment of birth. Now we find out they are chopping them up for more of their infamous "traditional" medicines. This flesh peddling is totally sick & perverted.

    May 8, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  12. real_personn

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

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA *sigh*...guess they have kool-aid in China too....

    Chinese herbal/ traditional medicine has ALWAYS included parts of the dead's body parts. Even from multiple endangered species, why would dead infants be spared?

    May 8, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  13. State News Agency

    Yes. It WAS either the N. Koreans or the Chinese who snuck asbestos into America, even telling US it was good.

    May 8, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • NorthVanCan

      No, i think it was Canada. since we have the last operating asbestos mine in the world, i believe.

      May 8, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  14. State News Agency

    Watch. The next thing you know China will be tainting meds with HIV. (Youtube: Bayer knowingly taints meds with HIV) Bayer IS a chinese corp. No?

    May 8, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Tin Foil Brigade Is Here

      Sure, because You Tube is THE world's most trusted news source. Oh, and these blogs, of course.

      May 8, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  15. palintwit

    Sarah Palin uses that stuff when she whips up a batch of her famous s'mores. It's her secret ingredient.

    May 8, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeeper

      I guess your secret ingrediant is stupidity.

      May 8, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
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