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Food 'a weapon in Chinese famine'


The first foreigner to have access to Chinese archives claims in his new book that the great famine in late 1950s was the greatest human-caused tragedy of 20th century.

History professor Frank Dikotter says the famine lasted longer than originally thought and claimed 45 million lives.

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