Chinese 'ate class enemies' says book
Wednesday 07 September 1994
The publisher, Times Books, said classified documents used for the book indicated that 'the biggest episode of cannibalism in modern times' occurred in southern China, mostly in 1967.
China Wakes, written by the husband-and-wife team Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, alleges that government cafeterias not only served human flesh but displayed corpses dangling from meathooks, according to the publisher. The book says that the cannibals, numbering in the thousands, were motivated by politics, not hunger.
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