Old Boot Mao

Old Boot Mao

In 1959, Nikita Khrushchev described Mao Zedong to a Chinese diplomat as an “old boot that needs to be thrown out.” ‘Old boot’ in Chinese meant prostitute, which led Chinese officials to believe Mao had been insulted as an ‘old whore’ due to misinterpretation.

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