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CHINA’S population is the largest on earth, with more than 1.34 billion people. Since its implementation in 1979, the one-child policy has prevented more than 400 million births in China, according to China's National Population and Family Planning Commission. However, the true nature of the one-child policy and what it entails was kept hidden until activists started exposing them. Some were jailed, others ran out of China. Most recently, it took a blind Chinese man Chen Guangcheng to reaffirm the true nature of china forced one child policy. Chen Guangcheng’s 2005 investigation into coercive family planning practices in Linyi County, Shandong Province exposed 130,000 forced abortions and sterilizations in Linyi in that year alone. For exposing the government, he was jailed for four years and three months and remained under house arrest, where he was tortured and denied medical treatment, he recently escaped and went to the US Embassy for help but in an unclear twist, Chen ended up in the hands of the Chinese government. Many have shown anger and dissidence over the US nonchalant manner in handling the case and have opened the Obama Administration to criticism that it had abandoned the activist and is only interested in trade talks with China. Chen documented the gory details of the policy but the end product of that policy was uncovered by South Korean custom officers when they discovered thousands of pills filled with powered flesh of dead babies at Incheon Airport after they were attempted to be smuggled in from China. The highly demanded capsules are viewed as a remedy to all illness.
The Korean authorities said the smuggling of dead human fetuses had increased with 35 hauls containing 17,450 capsules being discovered since the first case was revealed in August 2011. Some are disguished with capsule dye or switched into boxes of other drugs. Chinese officials are understood to have been aware of the trade and have tried to stop the capsules being exported but thousands of packets of them have been smuggled through to South Korea.
A Korean documentary last year claimed some Chinese hospitals and abortion clinics were working with private companies to notify them when a baby is still born or aborted. The baby corpses are then bought, stored in families household refrigerators to avoid suspicion. They are later removed and taken to clinics where they are chopped into small pieces, placed in medical drying microwave. Once the skin is dry, it is grounded into powder and then put in capsules along with herbs, ready to be sold as “stamina enhancer”
Laboratory analysis carried out on the confisticated capsules revealed the brownpowdery substance found in the capsules was 99.7 to 99.9 per cent human. The test also revealed hair and nail remnants and the gender of the babies used were also identified. The capsules also contained Super-bacteria and other virus and bacteria, which are harmful to the human body.
Chinese herbology has been around for centuries and have about 100,000 medicinal recipes, which combines both plants extracts, animal parts, human parts and minerals and claims to be an alternative method for curing diseases. Some of the animal parts used can be considered rather strange such as cow gallstones, (Animal penises are generally regarded as therapeutic) rhino horns, (rhino horns are used to cure everything from broken bones to headaches), black bears and antelope. Traditional Chinese medicinal also uses 35 human body parts and excreta in medicines, including bones, fingernail, hairs, dandruff, earwax, impurities on the teeth, faeces, urine, sweat, and organs.
Though they claim to cure diseases there is limited proof they actually work.