Guizhou authorities dig up the body of an elderly woman and cremated it after her son gave her a traditional burial. Photo: ccwb.cn
Guizhou authorities dig up the body of an elderly woman and cremated it after her son gave her a traditional burial. Photo: ccwb.cn

China burial reform: elderly woman’s body dug up for cremation by government after burial without family’s consent

  • A recent case where a woman was forcibly exhumed from her grave to be cremated has highlighted China’s controversial policy to end traditional burials
  • The policy has targeted rural areas where ground burials remain popular as part of a drive to free up land and promote environmentally-friendly burial practices

Topic |   China society
Guizhou authorities dig up the body of an elderly woman and cremated it after her son gave her a traditional burial. Photo: ccwb.cn
Guizhou authorities dig up the body of an elderly woman and cremated it after her son gave her a traditional burial. Photo: ccwb.cn
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