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Mao offered U.S. 10 million women
Associated Press ^ | February 15, 2008 | AP

Posted on 02/15/2008 10:11:54 AM PST by Alter Kaker

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid a discussion of trade in 1973, Chairman Mao Zedong made what Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger called a novel proposition: sending tens of thousands, even 10 million, Chinese women to the United States.

"You know, China is a very poor country," Mao said, according to a document released by the State Department's historian office. "We don't have much. What we have in excess is women. So if you want them we can give a few of those to you, some tens of thousands."

A few minutes later, Mao circled back to the offer. "Do you want our Chinese women?" he asked. "We can give you 10 million."

After Kissinger noted Mao was "improving his offer," the chairman said, "We have too many women ... They give birth to children and our children are too many."

"It is such a novel proposition," Kissinger replied in his discussion with Mao in Beijing. "We will have to study it."


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: kissinger; mao; women

1 posted on 02/15/2008 10:11:55 AM PST by Alter Kaker
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To: Alter Kaker

Addendum: Wilt Chamberlin took Mao up on it.


2 posted on 02/15/2008 10:13:10 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

Did Bill Clinton take his share too?


3 posted on 02/15/2008 10:13:44 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Alter Kaker

Mao’s nutty proposition countered w Kissingers’s nutyy globalist population-control nonsense

Had Mao not killed so many Chinese males in his “camps”...he would not have had such a problem...


4 posted on 02/15/2008 10:14:27 AM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (UCFRW On McCain: "You can remove the stink-shooter from a skunk's butt....but it's still a skunk")
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To: Alter Kaker

I’ll take a few
:D


5 posted on 02/15/2008 10:15:06 AM PST by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: Alter Kaker

Where’s E-bay when you need it?


6 posted on 02/15/2008 10:15:25 AM PST by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: Alter Kaker
I'll take one.


7 posted on 02/15/2008 10:15:31 AM PST by rednesss (Fred Thompson - 2008)
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To: Alter Kaker

Multiply times 10 million...

8 posted on 02/15/2008 10:15:50 AM PST by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: Alter Kaker

Anyone of them look like Zhang Ziyi? If so, its deal worth considering! ;o)


9 posted on 02/15/2008 10:16:18 AM PST by The_Republican (You know why Chelsea Clinton is so Ugly? Because Janet Reno is her Father! LOL! - Mac is Back!)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

But seriously folks...

Isn’t communism wonderful! you can offer your people to another country and...

(this is the important part...)

ACUTALLY FORCE THEM TO GO


10 posted on 02/15/2008 10:16:58 AM PST by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: Alter Kaker

Just as long as they send us the hot ones, I’d be all for it.


11 posted on 02/15/2008 10:17:09 AM PST by VOR78
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To: Alter Kaker

Thanks, but I’ve had plenty over the years.


12 posted on 02/15/2008 10:17:13 AM PST by ßuddaßudd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona....)
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To: Alter Kaker

I would like one of those, please.


13 posted on 02/15/2008 10:17:17 AM PST by Lazamataz (Why isn’t this in Breaking News????)
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To: Alter Kaker

This makes me somewhat want to support human cloning.


14 posted on 02/15/2008 10:18:33 AM PST by rednesss (Fred Thompson - 2008)
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To: Alter Kaker

that coulda been fun


15 posted on 02/15/2008 10:18:50 AM PST by woofie
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To: Alter Kaker

“Mr. President, I smell a big, fat, commie rat!”


16 posted on 02/15/2008 10:19:19 AM PST by Williams
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To: Lazamataz

Only one? I heard after an hour you’re just hungry for another......


17 posted on 02/15/2008 10:21:14 AM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: Alter Kaker
Would not of done me a bit of good, I was only 15 and the most important issue of the day for me was how much saddle soap to put on my baseball glove and arguing with my buddies on who was prettier Mary Ann or Ginger?
18 posted on 02/15/2008 10:21:46 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: Aaron0617
that coulda been fun


19 posted on 02/15/2008 10:24:00 AM PST by Aaron0617
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To: Williams

. . . . an hour later, I’ll just want another one . . .


20 posted on 02/15/2008 10:24:11 AM PST by Lookin Forward
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To: Alas Babylon!

True, but this is a meal you can consume repeatedly.


21 posted on 02/15/2008 10:25:19 AM PST by Lazamataz (Why isn’t this in Breaking News????)
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To: Mr. K

Good point, sadly....


22 posted on 02/15/2008 10:26:32 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: rednesss
Oh jeez. Who is that?

Good lord.

23 posted on 02/15/2008 10:27:15 AM PST by mbraynard (You are the Republican Party. See you at the precinct meeting.)
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To: Alter Kaker

—you better run that through Snopes—


24 posted on 02/15/2008 10:28:33 AM PST by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the MSM tells you about firearms or explosives--NRA Benefactor)
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To: Alter Kaker
Ah Mao, you old bastid...

“Me so horny, me love you long time.”

25 posted on 02/15/2008 10:29:32 AM PST by Vaquero (" an armed society is a polite society" Heinlein "MOLON LABE!" Leonidas of Sparta)
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To: mbraynard

Xiao Shu Shen. Good lord indeed.


26 posted on 02/15/2008 10:29:56 AM PST by rednesss (Fred Thompson - 2008)
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To: Alas Babylon!
An hour eh? How come I’m ready for more after 10 minutes and a cigarette?
27 posted on 02/15/2008 10:31:32 AM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Lookin Forward
. . . . an hour later, I’ll just want another one . . .

ROFL!

28 posted on 02/15/2008 10:32:37 AM PST by MarineBrat (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccination that the Church offers.)
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To: rednesss

She’s sure Xiaoing a lot, isn’t she?


29 posted on 02/15/2008 10:32:54 AM PST by mikrofon
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To: rellimpank
From the BBC, 2-13-08...

Papers reveal Mao's view of women

The US state department has released documents from 1973, shedding light on relations with China - and on then leader Mao Zedong's attitudes to women.

The papers include transcripts of talks between Mao and the then US National Security Adviser, Henry Kissinger.

The talks covered a range of issues, including the Soviet threat and Taiwan.

But during the talks, the Chinese leader made a surprising offer to send what he described as an excess of 10 million Chinese women to the US.

The discussions between Mao and Mr Kissinger in February 1973 took place at a villa in Beijing.

The Chinese leader smoked cigars and the two men talked and joked into the early hours of the morning.

Apology to interpreter

The papers show that Mao's comments about Chinese women were a recurring theme.

He lamented the dismal state of trade between the two countries but remarked that China had an excess of women.

He suggested sending tens of thousands to the US, but later in the conversation increased his offer to 10 million.

The remark provoked laughter and was clearly meant as a joke, but Mao went on to complain that Chinese women were giving birth to too many children.

If they were sent to the US he said, they would flood the country with disaster.

When discussing the possibility of a Soviet invasion of China, Mao complained that too many Chinese women didn't know how to fight.

A Chinese official warned that his comments would incur public anger if they were released.

Mao later apologised to a female interpreter and he and Mr Kissinger agreed to remove his comments about women from the records.

30 posted on 02/15/2008 10:33:54 AM PST by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: Alter Kaker

Good thing Slick Willie wasn’t in office when the offer was extended.


31 posted on 02/15/2008 10:41:20 AM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Life is too short to go through it clenched of sphincter and void of humor - it's okay to laugh.)
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To: Renfield; Alter Kaker

-—thanks—I had seen a different version, not specifying “women”—guess it demonstrates that my byline is superfluous after the “you”, given that the original talk was a joke and removed from the records—


32 posted on 02/15/2008 10:41:41 AM PST by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the MSM tells you about firearms or explosives--NRA Benefactor)
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To: Alter Kaker

I think we shoud bring in 10 million Mexican women... Wait, what’s thay you say?


33 posted on 02/15/2008 10:50:04 AM PST by HenpeckedCon (B. Hussein/Bernie Sanders-08)
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To: VOR78

Yeah keep the whack-jobs like Bai Ling.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1970912/posts


34 posted on 02/15/2008 10:52:26 AM PST by Betis70
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To: Alter Kaker

Remember, it’s AP.


35 posted on 02/15/2008 10:53:31 AM PST by Loyal Buckeye
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To: Alter Kaker

Maybe Mexico can make us a similar offer as a compromise in the illegel immigration debate. We’ll take all their hot mamacitas - of course there’d have to be a hands-on selection committee - and all the other illegals would have to go home.


36 posted on 02/15/2008 10:53:51 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Alter Kaker
A few minutes later, Mao circled back to the offer. "Do you want our Chinese women?" he asked. "We can give you 10 million."

1973! Had these women gotten through to America's nerds, Mao could have totally prevented the Unix operating system from being developed. Today, our whole economy would be limping along on Windows.

37 posted on 02/15/2008 11:03:44 AM PST by BlazingArizona
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To: Alter Kaker

That’s a lot of steamed dumplings.


38 posted on 02/15/2008 11:06:01 AM PST by kinghorse (Surname first in the Eastern Male Cultures. Obama Barrack Hussein it is. OBH for short)
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To: Alter Kaker

I gotta wonder if Mao wanted China to turn gay. Because every party I’ve ever been at where there’s too many guys ususally has an incident...


39 posted on 02/15/2008 11:13:01 AM PST by jack_napier (Bob? Gun.)
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To: jack_napier
I'd like to think they all look like this

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40 posted on 02/15/2008 11:41:48 AM PST by catbertz
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To: jack_napier
"Because every party I’ve ever been at where there’s too many guys ususally has an incident..."

Otherwise called a "sausage fest" in layman's terms. They are to be avoided and you should exit the party immediately.

41 posted on 02/15/2008 11:56:42 AM PST by rednesss (Fred Thompson - 2008)
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To: Alter Kaker

From each according to her abilities,
To each according to his needs.


42 posted on 02/15/2008 12:56:09 PM PST by buridan
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“ACUTALLY FORCE THEM TO GO”

Good point but they probably wouldn’t have to push too hard.


43 posted on 02/15/2008 2:33:02 PM PST by driftdiver
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To: buridan
From each according to her abilities,
To each according to his needs.

Bill Clinton's motto?

Or Teddy Kennedy's?

Cheers!

44 posted on 02/20/2008 4:42:56 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: rednesss
I'll take one.

Take 2

Asian women are small....

45 posted on 02/20/2008 4:44:56 PM PST by dirtbiker (I 'm a liberal's worst nightmare: A redneck with a pickup, a library card, and a concel carry permit)
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