One Child Policy: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

John Oliver discusses China’s one-child policy, and all its consequences, intended and not.
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  1. 旺旺读文献


    преди 5 часа


  2. Chad Thompson

    Chad Thompson

    преди 5 часа

    This is exactly what leftists want here in America.....a giant police state and the wholesale murder of anyone who disagrees....fuck you...you are the real fascists

  3. Xinyu Wang

    Xinyu Wang

    преди 5 часа

    I wouldn't say this is totally wrong, but totally condescending and full of prejudice

  4. Xinyu Wang

    Xinyu Wang

    преди 5 часа

    dude, you probably need a better research group. 421 problem refers to that a young couple would have to take care of 4 parents and 1child, or probably more

  5. YangGe ShatterU

    YangGe ShatterU

    преди 6 часа

    I am Chinese and I like his point that the liberty of pregnancy should be protected but we indeed need a more appropriate way rather than draw up regulations to forcibly stop giving birth to more babies and the harsh reality is that I am still single now because of the policy. :(

  6. t v

    t v

    преди 6 часа

    Actually, thanks to private healthcare, private education, and a capital-worshipping economy, Americans can also just name their kids after large sums of money.

  7. Chris Caldwell

    Chris Caldwell

    преди 6 часа

    Yes John, The problem isn't the murder, it's who decides the murder.

  8. Chris Caldwell

    Chris Caldwell

    преди 6 часа

    Nope, still not funny. Also, stop criticizing China. China did nothing wrong. China is the future. If China is bad, then it makes Communism look bad, and we all know Communism is on the right side of history. It's 2019 after all.

  9. Gavin Li

    Gavin Li

    преди 6 часа

    I'm Chinese, and I refuse to believe that the child is speaking Chinese at 6:50, lol. Maybe my Chinese sucks, but I really don't understand a single word he said. When I try to understand what the woman was trying to say at 8:35, I began to refuse to believe I'm Chinese.

  10. Kate100294764


    преди 6 часа

    just the tip of the iceberg of the communist parties atrocities against its own people. what a terrible and murderous stain on China's history.

  11. whadafishyo


    преди 6 часа

    Imagine a China without that policy. We have 7billion humans in the world right now, we need less of us, not more. The implementation might have been dodgy, but you have to agree that it was a necessary measure.

  12. Наталья Борисова

    Наталья Борисова

    преди 7 часа

    Now I have questions for 50 Cent's mother for naming him like that

  13. X Y

    X Y

    преди 7 часа

    I'm a one child policy kid, I was born in 1993, and I wasn't my mom's first pregnancy. She was pregnant in 1987 with a girl, under the pressure from family, friends and the local law enforcements, she had an abortion because of a particularly horrible discrimination against women/female gender in Chinese traditional culture (I was raised in a fairly conservative region in China). She endured a few years of abusive behavior from my father after her abortion, and was pregnant with me in 1992. To this day I have no idea how she managed to endure all those, all by herself, for so many years, while still being the loving mother she is. She is the strongest person I have ever known, she is my hero. My mom's life could have been happier and I could have had a sister, if this policy wasn't there. There are hundreds of thousands, maybe millions of similar stories during the 80s and 90s in China. The government implemented this policy at the cost of the happiness of an entire generation. The policy itself was a short sighted mistake from the very beginning. It had a short term benefit, fertility rate dropped drastically in the 80s and population growth was controlled. But the long term harm it introduced to gender equality, fertility rate, wellfare, education, medical care and all other aspects of people's lives are immeasurable, not to mention the discrimination against women was amplified by this policy (look up suicide rate of Chinese women and the amount of abandoned baby girls in rural China, you'll see). In a few years the population will start to drop, and in a few decades the majority of Chinese population will be elderly people. Disproportionate population structure (both in gender and in age) will be a major difficulty, maybe even the downfall of contemporary China. Not to mention it's incredibly inhumane. Human lives are not numbers in some official statistics, as you can see, this policy has already caused and will continue to cause suffering amongst Chinese people. Heavy topic, thank you for reading this and have a good day :)

  14. fairlind


    преди 7 часа

    Hmmmm, I wonder what the consequences would have been if China hadn’t implemented the one child policy. Somehow I see massive starvation and sweeping epidemics.

  15. Devin Elgert

    Devin Elgert

    преди 8 часа

    If we want future generations to avoid the catastrophies that will be incurred by climate change, a zero child policy is the one to adopt.

  16. Carlos Diaz

    Carlos Diaz

    преди 8 часа

    I know first hand two of those "Second-child" individuals who, in the end, benefitted from that Godless, Machiavellian, Only-Child Chinese policy. They both speak Spanish as their main language, because they had to emigrate to Latin America as Children, in order to survive. Their stories on how they got there, would make a fascinating book. One was raised in Peru (How, he got there, is a story of legend). I met him while I was working at a Hispanic meat market in L.A. in the afternoons, while I was working at the same time in my ER degree during the day. He spoke excellent Spanish, and would buy our food and our products. Then there was one of my proctors while I was doing my rounds as a student ER at Baldwin Park Kaiser Permanente. She spoke perfect Spanish, with a slight Chilean accent. Her story on how she got there from China is both harrowing and amazing. I take off my hat to all of those "Second Children" who had to leave China. Their lives, their fascinating experiences, and their remarkable intelligence bloomed everywhere else. Many Latin American countries--aware of what was going on there--welcomed them, and, in turn, they have blessed our Latin American countries as well. Everywhere you go In the major Latin-American cities, there you will find a booming and thriving Chinese community who are fluent in both Spanish and Chinese. I have a lot of respect for what they have gone through. I really do.

  17. naturalpn7


    преди 9 часа

    Why do men continue 2 run governments again?

  18. Hans-Joachim Bierwirth

    Hans-Joachim Bierwirth

    преди 9 часа

    John Oliver has always been an idiot but this is grotesque even by his standard of stupidity.

  19. 周馳浩


    преди 9 часа

    What does 30 million men means? It means the raise of Feminist. Now Chinese women are asking for more prerogative in marriage. The bridegroom need to have his own house, car, and allow put bride‘s name on the document . Most of women in charge of finance for their family, husbands' wallet are monitored 24hrs. One of my friend need to use his small vault to buy Borderlands3(game) find reasons for his wife to go out at night and play with us(to save the Pandora). Some of women even refuse to have a job, hire housekeeping staff to do all house work (using husband's money) and refuse to taking care the baby. Good news for our ladys, not for me.

  20. RedDelPaPa


    преди 10 часа

    We need a generational worldwide 1 child policy. Too many shitty humans consuming and creating too many problems. The consequences caused by their 1 child policy are FAR less than the consequences of allowing people to overpopulate to the level of comparing them to a tin of sardines.

  21. that one guy

    that one guy

    преди 10 часа

    Sounds like a gay mans paradise sign me up

  22. Jerry Nemec

    Jerry Nemec

    преди 10 часа


  23. LordF


    преди 11 часа

    We are oh so indignant about China, while conveniently forgetting the various forms of social engineering that we applaud when passed under pretty names in our own countries: "stimulus packages", "affordable housing", "affirmative action", etc.

  24. Amit Akiwate

    Amit Akiwate

    преди 11 часа

    Anchor didn't know anything about reality just talking gibberish and carrying forward an agenda and a twisted view. And for a record, I hate China.

  25. Samuel Mensah

    Samuel Mensah

    преди 11 часа

    It’s scary how the two child propaganda said “child bearing age” 💀

  26. Vincent OuYoung

    Vincent OuYoung

    преди 11 часа

    interesting 34 mil out of 1.4 billion... also fail to mention the 1 child policy only applies to the ethnic Han majority and not the other 55 ethnic groups China...

  27. M McDonald

    M McDonald

    преди 11 часа

    So if my math is right there's 2.4% gender gap in China. There's also 1.6% gender gap in the United States. The gap in the UK is 2.7%. I'm not sure that's the issue.

  28. AsmrtOtakuV3


    преди 11 часа

    4:41-5:06, So you're saying Donald Duck is a Quack.

  29. ooOmegAaa


    преди 12 часа

    can we just nuke china already

  30. anon2234


    преди 12 часа

    This isn't really funny as much as it is sad.

  31. Blue Barron

    Blue Barron

    преди 12 часа

    How can we send this to all the “Woke” NBA jack wagons kissing that China butt for money? They claim to be human rights advocates but that’s only when it doesn’t cost them anything.

  32. LordF


    преди 12 часа

    "It was men" "they thought women's fertility, you can push it up or push it down like a switch". Fucking bullshit. How about it was COMMUNISTS and SOCIALISTS alike. Bernie Sanders is STILL fearmongering about overpopulation. These nutcases STILL think they can engineer society, push the fertility switches just like they push switches for salaries, housing prices, education, etc, etc. "The free market" is not some abstraction from neocons. It is people like you and I making life choices. The government can fuck off with their centralized morality and great planning.

  33. Robert Frank

    Robert Frank

    преди 12 часа

    The most miserable place in China: Maybe that's where was supposed to live and got lost. 😅😭

  34. Amit Ranjan

    Amit Ranjan

    преди 13 часа

    Why do they allow girls to be adopted by westerners?

  35. venture bullettrain321

    venture bullettrain321

    преди 13 часа

    we all have to compromise

  36. venture bullettrain321

    venture bullettrain321

    преди 13 часа

    someone who insist their food be dinosaur shaped 😭

  37. Mister Man

    Mister Man

    преди 13 часа

    John Oliver is not funny, China’s single-child policy is hardly anything new (and a good idea for the rest of the world), and China has engaged in a panda-breeding effort for years, now, as the animal is a national treasure.

  38. Monetising Dissent

    Monetising Dissent

    преди 13 часа

    He's so funny he makes cans laugh.

  39. Mark Furst

    Mark Furst

    преди 14 часа

    "You can be pro drinking fountain and anti- waterboarding at the same time" Pow!

  40. Sable Burden

    Sable Burden

    преди 14 часа

    That's because just like us China is hardcore nazis that only want what they want. You know just like the baby boomers who are ripping our future apart just to comfort them self's.

  41. Joshua Cabonce

    Joshua Cabonce

    преди 15 часа

    That 25,000 kid is gonna have a future in gangster rap.

  42. Michael Winemiller

    Michael Winemiller

    преди 15 часа

    Funny how he never mentions the ties to the World Health Organization, and the Rockefeller fund. These organizations financed and gave China and India bribe money to do this. Goes to show you if you follow the money trail that leads to the truth.

  43. Dandin


    преди 15 часа

    China is so fucked up... and its spreading which makes frightful

  44. Santi Strong

    Santi Strong

    преди 15 часа

    My female writers know I am not sure... Why did you lose your edge man.

    • Santi Strong

      Santi Strong

      преди 15 часа

      Oh ratings... From losers damn

  45. Jordi Nieves

    Jordi Nieves

    преди 15 часа

    Imagine thinking infanticide is ok when you choose to do it to your own baby

  46. Chris Brechnitz

    Chris Brechnitz

    преди 15 часа

    Does he realize it was the LEFT who was in support of this? Overpopulation hysteria was pushed by Democrats here in the US. The global warming hoax is similar. They will never take ownership of the bad consequences of their failed policies. Typical.

  47. R L

    R L

    преди 15 часа

    Also, in many parts of the US, bans on abortion or contraceptions are still prevalent. I don't recall that being tied to "the government wants to hold onto power". The points made in this clip are all reasonable, but they are unnecessarily politicized, and I see double standards -- is what I want to say. When the Chinese government wants to do something, it doesn't always have to be because they're just control freaks. Just like any other government, they are made of human beings with their flaws and mistakes, but also good intentions and right things.

  48. Victoria Baldwin

    Victoria Baldwin

    преди 15 часа

    I'm sad John Oliver didn't know that the Diva Cup is a real thing.

  49. Vasco Apolonio

    Vasco Apolonio

    преди 15 часа

    That is NOT Comunism. But a Republican Regime would DO the same freaking SAME if the overpopulate problem face the Usa... No doubt, there...

  50. R L

    R L

    преди 16 часа

    Not denying the negative effects, but one of the positive side effects of this policy that's not mentioned is that some families had to pour resources into their only girl instead of a boy, making the gender inequality shrink much faster than it would've. Also imagine what would've have happened if the one child policy was not in effect. The country may still be in poverty and the young will face massive competition. And even with the policy in effect in the past, the rest of the world has been complaining "there are too much Chinese people", right?

  51. deamonmachine


    преди 16 часа

    It's like letting the government control everything is a bad idea!

  52. GlintTheStrong


    преди 16 часа

    34 million more men than women? That means you could practically fill the whole population of California with nothing but men, and not a single woman.

  53. R L

    R L

    преди 16 часа

    What's with the "raising the standard of living, making it easier for them to hold onto power"? I'm amazed how you can make "raising the standard of living" (one of the ultimate goal of anything that anyone or organization does) sound sarcastic and evil. Well of course, I can't blame the US government for the same because they are so NOT trying hard to raise the standard of living for the poor. Oh wait, they do when they want the votes! (which, let me spell out, is because "so that they can hold onto power")

  54. Marco


    преди 17 часа

    well... at the same time, it is one of nowadays problems that third world and developing countries in particular reproduce too much and is not uncommon to see families with 5 or more kids... why if someone tries to stop it, it's such a big deal? every developed country has already ( fortunately ) its birth rate slowing down, I am happy if everyone could chill out and stop overpopulating the planet. and ruling over a country with more than a billion people is not something you can do without enforcing rules, you start making exceptions or stop caring, and you end up like in italy. when I went to china I have found a country who is rather civilized, and organized. Italy, my country, is a fucking mess and it has 30 times less population and a hugely smaller territory to control. because we are a bunch of fuckers, as many other countries. I am no supporter of communist or any other social or political movement. I just think that we are way too many to do all the fuck we want thinking that it has no bad consequences somewhere else. at least china is handling his own consequences, our consumerism has effect that only affect poor countries with millions of children that we will never even meet and that will live a shitty life because of our freedom

  55. Yassyknows


    преди 17 часа

    Well the West is facing a similar problem, just have a look at Europe, with a steadily declining birth rate and an ageing population. Only difference is that it is a different kind of Communism which has done it at home, Feminism, Frankfurt School of Subversion. Many women not having children, or only one. Same policy, different presentation. New World Order seems on target. Laugh if you must..

  56. Shyhalu


    преди 17 часа

    This is the country whose Flag Antifa is waving as they protest Trump rallies and support Blizzard's cow towing to the communist government. FFS even hollywood is backing China and their bullying of American companies into censoring people.

  57. Yongliang Qin

    Yongliang Qin

    преди 17 часа

    You don't need more proof, but just in case: Was born in 1993. My parents would be heavily fined and lose their job(s) if they did what John described.

  58. Lulu Liu

    Lulu Liu

    преди 18 часа

    A whole generation of my family was born in China during the one child policy, we're mostly in our late 20s and early 30s now. All except one of my cousins is female and though our family comes originally from rural parts of china I had never sensed any kind of disappointment or disdain. When I have asked my chinese family what they think of the policy, I get a generally positive response. The sentiment is that not having more than one child was a sacrifice that many people were willing to make for the good of society. I'm not sure I would feel happy living under such a system as I have been raised with western ideals (U.S.) but I am sensitive to the fact that Chinese culture is really very dramatically different from ours.

  59. don't care

    don't care

    преди 18 часа

    That child in the video seemed so evil

  60. chevalier de balibari

    chevalier de balibari

    преди 18 часа

    Overpopulation is actually behind many of the problems now facing the West. Mechanization, robotization, and industrialization have alienated the working population, notably in agriculture, causing migration from poor areas and addiction in urban ones. Nationalism is just fighting over scarce resources, capital or cultural. The fallback solution to these crises has always been large scale war, but for some reason, it hasn't happened...yet. I suspect people are making too much money. If human folly can produce decisions such as these, it's just a matter of time before an event, probably accidental, acts as a catalyst. Stay tuned...