Skip to comments.Mao offered U.S. 10 million women
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."
Addendum: Wilt Chamberlin took Mao up on it.
Did Bill Clinton take his share too?
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...
I’ll take a few
Where’s E-bay when you need it?
Multiply times 10 million...
Anyone of them look like Zhang Ziyi? If so, its deal worth considering! ;o)
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
Just as long as they send us the hot ones, I’d be all for it.
Thanks, but I’ve had plenty over the years.
I would like one of those, please.
This makes me somewhat want to support human cloning.
that coulda been fun
“Mr. President, I smell a big, fat, commie rat!”
Only one? I heard after an hour you’re just hungry for another......
. . . . an hour later, I’ll just want another one . . .
True, but this is a meal you can consume repeatedly.
Good point, sadly....
—you better run that through Snopes—
“Me so horny, me love you long time.”
Xiao Shu Shen. Good lord indeed.
She’s sure Xiaoing a lot, isn’t she?
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.
Good thing Slick Willie wasn’t in office when the offer was extended.
-—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—
I think we shoud bring in 10 million Mexican women... Wait, what’s thay you say?
Yeah keep the whack-jobs like Bai Ling.
Remember, it’s AP.
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.
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.
That’s a lot of steamed dumplings.
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...
Otherwise called a "sausage fest" in layman's terms. They are to be avoided and you should exit the party immediately.
From each according to her abilities,
To each according to his needs.
“ACUTALLY FORCE THEM TO GO”
Good point but they probably wouldn’t have to push too hard.
Bill Clinton's motto?
Or Teddy Kennedy's?
Asian women are small....
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