The Great Helmsman??
This is coolbert:
From the Chicago TRibune today:
"Around the World
Mao's generous offer
February 15, 2008 "
"A document released this week by the State Department's historian's office revealed a strange offer that Chinese leader Mao Tse-tung made to Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in 1973."
"Mao: 'You know, China is a very poor country. 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. ... Do you want our Chinese women? We can give you 10 million. ... They give birth to children and our children are too many.'"
"Kissinger: 'It is such a novel proposition. We will have to study it'"
The excess number of women is no longer the case in China. NOW, it is the opposite. There is a super-abundance of young, foot-loose, unattached, unmarried men in China that CANNOT find suitable mates.
Reasons for this are:
* The one family, one child policy of China that has been in place for decades now.
* A reluctance of the Chinese, for cultural reasons, to have girl babies. Girls are aborted, the preference being for the one child to be a BOY!
The British admiral who just recently made the pronouncement that the world order may begin to break down starting around the year 2012 mentioned this exact problem. Those prodigious numbers of Chinese young men that cannot start families and lead a stable life should be a source of worry to the communists? This has the potentiality to create a chaotic, dangerous situation in China. China historically has had periods of internal strife, dissension, and rebellion.
The road to hell is paved with good intentions??!!