Yes, that is indeed a picture of a Chinese man quenching his hunger with...a baby.
Fact or fiction? Thankfully, after much horror, turmoil, disgust and contemplation which initially arose after these pictures circulated on the internet a few years ago, the truth came out that these pictures were results of heavy photoshop and digital alteration. Photos were once associated with truth but nowadays the reputation of photos have been tarnished, thanks to pictures such as these. Images can evoke a myriad of emotions and this one certainly didn't fail to. Chinese people have always been associated with having, well, adventurous appetites, with their local cuisine including dishes such as dog, turtle, and snake, but now babies? These pictures caused Chinese people to gain a horrible reputation of eating anything that had four legs, even their own flesh and blood. Photos can be tasteful and artistic but as this example shows it can also be anything but- it can be unethical, disturbing, and disgusting.Besides being mistaken for eating babies, Chinese people were also accused of putting cardboard in their dumplings, thanks to the undercover reporter who got footage of a Chinese cook doing this in a small restaurant. This video was heavily circulated and even made it on CNN before it was later found out that this image was also not true-thankfully for all of us dumpling lovers! (it is unsure of whether the China government threatened the reporter to say it wasn't true or whether the reporter had really lied to gain publicity). It is apparent that images are becoming less and less reliable, proving that we can't be sponges and simply absorb all the media we perceive. Instead, we must be increasingly aware of all the images we see around us and absorb them constructively, filtering out anything we deem to be questionable as images can be dangerously deceiving.