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Food 'a weapon in Chinese famine'

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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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