The US Department of State issued a long official document describing a strange conversation which took place between Mao Zedong, the former leader of China, and one of Richard Nixon’s security advisers.
During a meeting that took place in Beijing on the 17th of February 1973, Zedong allegedly made a shocking proposal. He offered to give tens of thousands Chinese women to the States in order to boost the US population and the commerce between the two countries. Shortly after that China’s ex-leader declared that he could actually ship off 10 million women to the US. Not only that, but he also claimed China was a poor country with an over-abundance of female citizens, who bore children that further contributed to the over-population problem. Therefore, he considered that both sides would benefit from the unbelievable proposal.
The official document also states that Zedong came to his senses and said the whole idea was a joke, asking forgiveness of Chinese women.