An Indian Civilizational Perspective

Mao's proposal to Kissinger on Chinese Women

Talking of China today, it is difficult to keep that butcher and barbarian, Mao Tse Tung out of the conversation. An earlier post on Drishtikone had reviewed the book “Mao: The untold story” – which after years of painstaking research suggests that Mao was responsible for massacre of over 70 million people during his rule.

More than the sheer scale of his madness, it is the non-chalance with which he goes about his work and how he disregards even the most basic of humanity that astounds you. For him, human beings – his own country men and women – were no more than pawns and pieces of flesh. They could be decimated, starved, eliminated and if nothing else worked – then simply sold off! Here is a completely sickening take of Mao on the women of his own country.

In the meeting with Henry Kissinger in 1973, he proposes to ship 10 million Chinese women to US.

“Do you want our Chinese women? We can give you ten million,” he said. Kissinger noted that Mao was “improving his offer.” Mao continued, “By doing so we can let them flood your country with disaster and therefore impair your interests. In our country we have too many women, and they have a way of doing things. They give birth to children and our children are too many.”

A shrewd diplomat, Kissinger seemed to turn the tables on Mao, replying, “It is such a novel proposition, we will have to study it.”

Touche. Thankfully the willy Kissinger knew how to deal with the situation. This is the respect this guy shows to his own country women in front of a foreign delegate.

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7 Comments
  1. Desh says

    Did you seriously expect a tape recording from Mao? Knowing his crudeness and sub-human mind that he possessed anyways, I can expect Mao to say all this. Plus after all these years, Kissinger does not need to come out with all this in any case.

  2. Anonymous says

    The descriptions came from Henry Kissenger, this is obvious. I wonder if that were indeed the verbatim conversation. Any tape recording?

  3. Desh says

    Did you seriously expect a tape recording from Mao? Knowing his crudeness and sub-human mind that he possessed anyways, I can expect Mao to say all this. Plus after all these years, Kissinger does not need to come out with all this in any case.

  4. Anonymous says

    come on, if you learn a bit more about Mao’s speeches and writings. That’s one of his typical jokes.

  5. Anonymous says

    rofl

  6. Anonymous says

    Well, this was actually just a joke.

    Mao always was proud of lots of people in China. Mao is PROUD of that, not worry about that if you look Chinese history. Mao’s meaning to Kissinger is we have lots of people, we could be lack of anything except human being. It didn’t mean Mao would sell these people, you guys are totally misunderstanding eastern people’s humor. Such as, some of parents could complain to close friends, well, my children are too naughty, maybe should put them to their uncle’s home. Do you really think they will do this? If you think they could do it, then you are wrong. This just a complaint, that’s it, doesn’t mean they really want to do it. Same, to Mao, he just wanted to express that we had lots of people, actually he already declined this possibility, as he said “By doing so we can let them flood your country with disaster and therefore impair your interests”. His meaning was very clearly, we wouldn’t do that. Actually, from eastern people’s logic, those words from Mao was hope Kissinger to understand China’s problem, too many people but a poor country. That’s also one reason, later, China published Human Plan to limit people to produce child.

    Well, guys, I think World should appreciate China’s Human Plan, without that, more world resource would be consumed, the living condition of whole world would be worse. China contributed a lots to the world with the sacrifice of own people’s happiness. With this plan, China could develop well without increase whole world’s load.

  7. Anonymous says

    Said.

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