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    Inside China’s five-star ‘roach hotel’
    Inside China’s five-star ‘roach hotel’
    HEALTH

    Inside China’s five-star ‘roach hotel’

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    Trigger warning: there are a LOT of cockroaches in this video. Viewer discretion is advised.

    In the world’s largest cockroach farm, more than six billion roaches are being bred every year.  

    The purpose? Medicine.

    The cockroaches are ground up and turned into a concoction said to treat stomach aches and respiratory problems. 

    The facility is run by Gooddoctor Pharmaceutical Group in the city of Xichang, in southwestern Sichuan province.

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    Check out our video… and good luck sleeping tonight.

    Zoe Chen
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    Zoe is a video journalist at Inkstone. Previously, she was a video journalist and producer for BBC Chinese and BBC News in Beijing.
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