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China: No, we are not sending cans of human flesh to Africa

Headlines China: No, we are not sending cans of human flesh to Africa

New Chinese ambassador to Zambia Yang Yoaming
Chinese ambassador to Zambia Yang Youming

Chinese Ambassador to Zambia Yang Youming has dismissed reports in Zambian media that China has been selling human meat as food in Africa.

Reports on social media and a local newspaper quoted an unnamed Zambian woman living in China warning people to stop buying Chinese corned beef.

The woman claimed that Chinese beef companies were collecting dead human bodies, marinating them, packing them in tins labelled as corned beef and sending them to Africa.

“I discovered it a few weeks ago, when I was invited to an interview in a large beef packing company. However, I was later chased away when they discovered that I was from Southern Africa” she said.

‘I don’t know why they do this to Africa, I think it’s all because of the growing population so they don’t have where to bury their dead anymore.”

Ambassador Youming issued a statement expressing how unfortunate it was that people with ulterior motives were attempting to destroy the long-standing partnership between Zambia and China.

“Today a local tabloid newspaper is openly spreading a rumour, claiming that the Chinese use human meat to make corned beef and sell it to Africa. This is completely a malicious slandering and vilification which is absolutely unacceptable to us,” he said in a statement.
“We hereby express our utmost anger and the strongest condemnation over such an act,” he added.

The Chinese envoy has since asked relevant government departments in Zambia to investigate the tabloid and source of the rumour in order to clear the name of the Chinese people.

Deputy Defence Minister Christopher Mulenga has since promised that the government will launch investigations into the reports.

“The government of Zambia regrets the incident in view of the warm relations that exist between Zambia and China. We shall make sure that relevant government authorities will take up the investigations and give a comprehensive statement,” he said.

Social media has exploded since the story of meat from human flesh emerged
Social media has exploded since the story of meat from human flesh emerged

47 COMMENTS

  1. LETTER TO THE ATTENTION OF HH-URGENT

    Please to those with access to the UPND leader, kindly pass on this message to him.

    Mr president, I realise GBM, Sampa and Dr Banda are all doing a great job and they are all capable of being your running mate. But if you want to win these elections, I urge you to consider taking on Dr Scott as your running mate. By so doing, there will be peace among the senior members as all the people I have mentioned above have great respect for Dr Scott as he is more neutral and they wouldn’t complain much that they have been left out and hence maitaing the much needed peace and harmony in the party at this crucial moment. Sampa can be Finance Minister while GBM can take up defence or Home Affairs.
    The late Sata won the elections in 2011 largely because…

    • because of this great man called Dr Scott, please make full use of him. He has already marketed himself fully and well known by every Zambia having been a close ally to Sata and also having been our VP and acting president. Bwana president let it be HH/Dr for President and VP, and i tell you, you will be smiling all the way to State House because Scott has got all that pulling power among the masses.

      Mr President, I rest my case.

    • because of this great man called Dr Scott, please make full use of him. He has already marketed himself fully and well known by every Zambia having been a close ally to Sata and also having been our VP and acting president. Bwana president let it be HH/Dr for President and VP, and i tell you, you will be smiling all the way to State House because Scott has got all that pulling power among the masses.
      Mr President, I rest my case.

    • Eat Chinese meat at your peril! Even here in the USA, we call Chinese meat found in their restaurants “mystery meat”. Not too long ago, BBC carried a report in which at least 900 Chinese restaurateurs where arrested in China for selling Fox meat in their restaurants. About a year ago, another one was arrested in North Carolina for selling road kill. In my county, one was arrested for letting dogs in the back room of his restaurant. In Newyork the Chinese are known to sell rat meat and pass it out as chicken. These are stories you can verify on BBC, ABC News, WSVN etc.
      If they can sell rats, dogs, foxes and road kill in China and USA, then I am not surprised by this story. I have vowed to never, ever eat from a Chinese restaurant!

    • Just the idea that Zambians, in Zambia, eating canned beef or any stuff from China is very, very troubling. There`s is a lot of clean, good and pure food at community markets in all the towns and cities. The major problem in Zambia is that majority of the people think eating foreign packaged or canned food is high standard of life, colonialism really did a lot of mental-damage.
      And this is what the Chinese have been looking for when they give aid to countries like Zambia—Market for their dirty food and resources. Its really sad.

    • ‘I don’t know why they do this to Africa, I think it’s all because of the growing population so they don’t have where to bury their dead anymore.”…………..kikikikikiki,yaba! The easiest way of disposing off the bodies if they have ran out of burial space is burning them. The story is a hoax.

  2. This is like a hoax. Remember the Tom Hilfiger racist circulation? There are many more unfounded things doing the rounds without any authentication. I would expect, with so much technological advancement that this woman would have sent a can of this meat to a scientific research group that would have confirmed or disproved this before she opened her misguided tweet to the world. Now knowing Africans there will be wholesale reaction based on nothing but an emotional tweet. You twit!

  3. The Minister must not necessarily investigate the Media or its source. Instead, he must investigate the meat products from China that are on our market shelves, as of first importance. Chinese businesses are capable of doing anything to make a lot of money.

    Get in the exparts of our beloved country to investigate this. If the results are not conclusive, ban the products.

    • Fo..olis.h minister – does the Facebook extract look like that of a Zambian??

      Vote wisely 11/8/2016!! Vote Zambia FORWARD!! Vote UPND!!

      #chagwamustfall!! PamaFikuyabebele!!

      I thank you!!

  4. LUNGU IS A SATANIST. LUNGU IS DEMON POSSESSED. LUNGU AND HIS MINIONS ARE LOOTERS WHO SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO RULE ZAMBIA AGAIN. WE WANT GOD TO BLESS ZAMBIA. WE WANT HH AND HIS UPND TEAM TO RULE ZAMBIA FOR PEACE AND PROSPERITY. VIVA HH VIVA! VIVA UPND VIVA!

  5. Deputy Defence Minister Christopher Mulenga, its better you dissolve your cabinet than spending govt resources investigating this issue. Its the Chinese themselves to do damage control to protect their business of alleged human beef. The best thing you may do is to ban beef imports from China, warn citizens & promote local beef until results of Chinese investigations are out or just watch from the terraces. Though this rumour may come from enemies of china, its worth to note that the Chinese are still carrying out mass executions & whoever speaks about it including George Bush they get upset & for them as long as something has no poison it is food. They eat anything. A monkey’s guest eats what a monkey host eats, so are true friends of China like Zed.

  6. Any thing is possible with Chines if they can be exporting a mixture of rice and plastics rice to Ghana ..what more that. Africa is blessed with resources but chooses to import.

    • “Africa is blessed with resources but chooses to import.” Please, repeat that, again again, again, these African leaders & their importing business men & women don’t listen. When you are invited for a Chinese function it is better to carry your own fried carpenter which you are sure of in a jacket pocket or wallet to make sure that you don’t eat a human being until after outcome of investigations.

  7. Must be true cause ama choncholi “chinese” balaya notupopo twabana bapangamo chop suey. “U tyub” has terminated the video but you can seach for it on darknets. Chinese soup nakamwana kamuntumo nama carrots, onion, nefyashala. Lwenu ngamuletalika!!!!

  8. Blame it on yourself Zambians. In Botswana, Western Zambia etc. there are millions of Cows roaming the wild. Why then do you have to import and eat Beef from China mwebantu please? fyakuifwaila…

  9. Don’t dismiss this story! The chinese are capable of doing this. It needs to be investigated. After all Africa is the dumping ground for rubbish.

  10. What kind of gullibility is this ? How can an entire Newspaper Editor entertain such a nonsensical and shallow article ? clearly no investigation was done even when the picture clearly looks fake … have you ever seen a dead Body Pause for a photo ? Yet your pic is portraying exactly that…Surely dont be lazy Bums to pick stories un-researched from social media

  11. ZABS should come in and investigate. These Chinese are capable of doing anything for money. Remember Zambeef with the imported offals and vimbombo.

  12. Just the idea that Zambians, in Zambia, eating canned beef or any stuff from China is very, very troubling. There`s is a lot of clean, good and pure food at community markets in all the towns and cities. The major problem in Zambia is that majority of the people think eating foreign packaged or canned food is high standard of life, colonialism really did a lot of mental-damage.
    And this is what the Chinese have been looking for when they give aid to countries like Zambia—Market for their dirty food and resources. Its really sad mwe.

  13. First the facts:

    China does have enough meat to be able to export beef. In fact they don’t produce beef. Most (if any) of their beef and milk are imported from Australia and elsewhere.

    Beef is so scarce in China that they resort to eating dogs and cats as alternative. This is a fact. I have interacted with Chinese guys who have said they in fact eat dogs and cats.

    So given this background, I don’t understand how and why they would export beef in a can. This is unusual.

    Where I live, the majority of people who travel to China choose to stay away from eating beef because you could never know what you are actually eating.

    As someone mentioned, why on earth would a normal Zambian choose to eat processed canned beef when we have our own organic beef? If there is one thing I…

  14. continued

    If there is one thing I miss about Zambia, it’s the tasty and health organic food, especially beef, chicken and fresh water fish. Growing up in Barotseland village, man I miss ‘real’ food.

    As for the story, I reckon it’s a hoax. I mean why can’t our regulators carry out some tests on a sample of canned beef to prove it is indeed a hoax?

  15. just get rid of these people and start deporting them…the send prisoners to our country and now human flesh in cans…i hope those robbers they caught some time back have been deported.

  16. The ambassador is only concerned about clearing the name of the Chinese and investigating the tabloid. He has not talked about verification of the product by testing and finding out what the contents contain therein. There is every reason to think and believe otherwise! It is really bad because Zambians are now resorting to importing everything, if we are not care we will start importing maize too!

  17. BUT THE QUESTION IS: IS IT CHINA TO SELL BEEF TO AFRICA OR AFRICA TO SELL BEEF TO CHINA WHILE CHINA SELLS TECHNOLOGY AND CONSTRUCTION HEAVY DUTY EQUIPMENT AND POWER TOOLS? WHY LET CHINA SELL EVERYTHING TO AFRICA? WHAT IS AFRICA GOING TO SELL TO CHINA? NIFYO FINE MWAKULALYA AMA T-BORNE YA MBWA NA BANTU.

    • kekekekekekekekekekekeke ati mwakulalya ama T-bone ya mbwa na bantu” ala wandepula iwe kekekekekkekekekekeke

  18. Whether the story is true or a hoax, I will not eat any meat from China. where i live we have better things from China but the same kind of things bought in Zambia or Africa are of sub standard. Let the Chinese in Zambia eat their own meat (real or human). Sad that Zambians think that everything imported is good for them.

    • Did she say was from Zambia? Thats where you miss it with your shallowness. I would rather you focussed on investigating if it is true or not than investigating the nationality of the source

  19. If she has mentioned packing dogs may be I would have believed Human beings NONSENSE. Please tell us something. So if she came from northern africa they would have chased her?????????. How many zambians eat corned beef compared to Europeans???????

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