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

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John Oliver discusses China’s one-child policy, and all its consequences, intended and not.
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7. Lis 2019.



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Saurabh Behere
Saurabh Behere Prije dan
I am curious to know, how does China government deals with 'Unregistered' affected people during corona virus pandemic !
yashaswi sharma
yashaswi sharma Prije dan
But like population growth is literally retarded because that’s not how the economy works
Wendell Joel Peters
Whose the little meatballs?You are the little meatballs.
Ullas Prije 2 dana
Pakistan is selling their minority population to China
Ying He
Ying He Prije 2 dana
Actually, because the workers will lose their jobs if they got the second child. Everybody scared lose jobs, according to them, it is hard to found a job at the market.
Meir Bright
Meir Bright Prije 3 dana
The irony of this video is that the West actrually want China have population control.
Christopher Justice
Christopher Justice Prije 3 dana
The Soviet Union was overthrown by a bunch of singing Estonians. The PRC is probably gonna be overthrown by a bunch of angry incels.
Don Iguana
Don Iguana Prije 3 dana
China dont gove a fuuuuuuuck about its people
sunningdale Prije 3 dana
I would recommend checking out a documentary called 'One Child Nation' that was made about the Chinese One Child Policy. It explores female infanticide and child trafficking rings that sprung up to send the abandoned babies to orphanages for foreign adoption.
Yeti or Not
Yeti or Not Prije 3 dana
This may unequivocally be the darkest argument for Universal Birth Control I've ever seen.
Alexander Zheng
Alexander Zheng Prije 4 dana
He missed out on exactly WHY China had to adapt the one child policy. In essence, Mao encouraged people women especially to have more kids to support the communist party. The people did what was encouraged and the population boomed. In fact it boomed so much that China could no longer support its growing population. So to limit that the Chinese enacted the one child policy.
Bas van Diepen
Bas van Diepen Prije 4 dana
17:45 Is that why they released the corona virus? (COVID-19)
Muhammad bin Shakil MbS
Poor men have their needs
Muhammad bin Shakil MbS
Single men with nothing 2 do
Jacob Katz
Jacob Katz Prije 5 dana
Just another reason why China is a horrible place. The government is purely evil and couldn’t give less of a fuck about an individual citizen. I would honestly rather live in Syria.
MarioTGP Prije 5 dana
That asian feminist can duck off, women are nothing but baby making machines and that's it, prove me wrong
Yo Yo
Yo Yo Prije 6 dana
John's female writers are my heros
Maryke Wiese
Maryke Wiese Prije 7 dana
But isn't population control a sensible idea since the world is becoming over populated?
Gabriela MM
Gabriela MM Prije 7 dana
That's a nightmare
Pink Freud
Pink Freud Prije 7 dana
Honestly everytime I hear this "1 child policy" I think I have gone off to lala-delusional-land. Hello? Women not registered as citizens, cannot marry + male over-population lacking female citizens to potentially marry. D'oh, step 1 of resolution. Step 2: Hmmm, where did all those orphanage female children get to? Step 3: There is the whole entire rest of the world out there boys! And in it are many of the lost children of China given away to International adoption (just make sure to check that she is not your sister! DNA tests asap!), and indeed there are also people from many Communist allied countries too (if that is a requirement demanded by State). Better yet: just start finding your abandoned sisters and brothers across the world...just because they are your missing family!!! And who knows, maybe your best friend or neighbour and your lost sister might just end up hitting it off.
Josny13 Prije 7 dana
3:21 You mean no-body to do 7:36 No grownups of any caliber were "good quality" children. Humans are more like wine. They get better over time. 20:10 This sounds too much like China brought out a new "Family" update and is somehow proud to allow people to have a second child. Like nobody was able to until they said it was allowed. "Family Patch 2.0 Has finally been released! Everyone gets an additional child character slot! Fill them fast though you don't want to be a loser, right? This new slot will allow you to boost your Family rating! We think this will allow people to enjoy the game of life so much more! Note: Characters deleted because of the lack of character slots can not be regained."
PumpkinEskobarr Prije 8 dana
Damn, all those damn single men in China... why not just let women have multiple husbands and allow a 1-child per spouse. That would expand the family, the household income, loosen reliance on outside childcare, help close ratio wise # of young to old and expand that support of siblings near same age. I’m an only child and the thought of taking care of my divorce aging parents is creeping up and scares me. And to make it worse, they in 2 different countries. 🤦🏽‍♀️
PumpkinEskobarr Prije 8 dana
How is China so over populated but got took by several tiny nations? Japan, UK, other European countries. China had gun... powder, germs and steel and the numbers!. Why didn’t that give them a competitive edge?
PumpkinEskobarr Prije 8 dana
I can count on one hand how many times I heard or saw something that made me pause, cover my mouth and pace the room in shock. And learning about that woman’s forced abortion of a 9-Month pregnancy has made it to my list. This is one of the reasons I don’t want abortion legalize or do want let it remain a constant debate remain ongoing. I want it to abortion to remain taboo and no treated like a bad constipation (seriously you can pick up pills easily like fucking laxatives 😒) It’s not about life at conception religious reasons, it’s I’m paranoid at the strong possibility of a snowball affect into forced population control forced abortions. And it almost always targets the minority low income groups. Each race, nation or culture has their own heirachy structure so americans black, white and brown is nothing new. It’s just well a documented ongoing experiment.
Choi'Story Prije 8 dana
If not coronavirus, the aftermath of one child policy might wreck China. Countries like Japan, too, are ageing dramatically, and it is financially very burdening. But, China is not as wealthy as those countries to withstand the problem of fast ageing population.
Rising Horizon Gaming
America needs to just fucking declare war already and fucking end that oppressive government
ShreddingBlood Prije 6 dana
Let them destroy themselves. Besides, we'd only make it worse
ShreddingBlood Prije 6 dana
Let them destroy themselves. Besides, we'd only make it worse
Nic Stroud
Nic Stroud Prije 8 dana
The Chinese government now wants people to have two children but some people are content with one. Some people however are going over that limit. Solution = Cap and trade. :-)
AyoByron Prije 9 dana
Coronavirus should solve this problem
SerLaama Prije 9 dana
It's painful how obviously the program is aimed at pleasing young, liberal women.
Oliver Prije 9 dana
Now with Corona virus lockdown in China, 700 million people can't go freely. Maybe this would generate a population boom since many people have many free times but can't go outside because of this. Condom stocks are running out both in the store and in the house :).
Ipsum Contumelia
Ipsum Contumelia Prije 10 dana
“Are you gonna have a boy or an abortion?”
MrBizaaro Prije 10 dana
OMG ! so almost a generation went without having brothers or sisters ?
刘翔 Prije 10 dana
and i agree that how policies are carried out and how little thought were given to policy making is a problem in this country
刘翔 Prije 10 dana
as a chinese man, i have to urge you to respect our cultural diversity. even i didn't get what the fuck that kid was singing about.
iunary Prije 12 dana
XDDDDD oh Yeah "silicon women being made because the policy makers didnt care about what their politics did to REAL ones" ... What do you think those dolls are WOMEN? do you think those dolls are being made because the Men of chinae are OH SO unaffected? holy shit you are quite biased sometimes....
I.B.M. do u?
I.B.M. do u? Prije 13 dana
20,000 Chen?! Good lord. As hilarious as that name is, WTF is happening to the world right now.
Sami Mas
Sami Mas Prije 13 dana
"[The day of Judgement] when the baby girl buried alive is asked for what sin she was killed" -ALLAH
mitsos76 Prije 14 dana
In Greece 1 out of 4 citizens is allready over 60 yrs old. And politicians talk about a coming growth. Europe's odlest living nation is rapidly dying and Europe "friends" (+USA) has a lot to do with it (feeding a mad "neighbor")
Lulaire Noroub
Lulaire Noroub Prije 15 dana
As an Australian, I can say with certainty, American animals are as scary or scarier. Crocodiles? Alligators Sharks? Bears, aka land sharks. Also, sharks Spiders? Spiders Snakes? Snakes Plus y'all have wolves, mountain lions, coyotes, and of the other wild animals that can kill you in Red Dead Redemption. The only edge we have is some more deadly snakes and jelly fish, and I'd take that over a bear attack any day
Lulaire Noroub
Lulaire Noroub Prije 15 dana
I guess boomers ducked everything up in China too
Franz Rieger Bremen
Franz Rieger Bremen Prije 16 dana
Yeah it would have been way more humane to let the chinese masses starve in the 80s instead of trying to limit population growth. Evil communists should learn from the West!
HailMammon Moments
HailMammon Moments Prije 21 dan
That Disney video had racial cringe, sure, but it must have been truly terrifying to all the companies that want disposable labor even cheaper than China’s. Obviously there has never been anything racist about telling people ‘it’s a bad idea to have more children than you can feed/there are jobs for’...but it’s also obvious that the planners knew a one child policy in a misogynistic culture would result in more men than women, thus more disposable party thugs.
Astro Wolvez
Astro Wolvez Prije 21 dan
I can only guess because they're communism and want a purity race, but I wonder why with how many men there are to women they don't learn another language and breech out to other countries to look for women to marry. (I know there's tons of women here in America who would gladly date and marry a businesses man, especially if he was successful and had money).
Astro Wolvez
Astro Wolvez Prije 21 dan
I tried a diva cup once and it got stuck and I have to get it out with one of those baby diaper pins. Never again. I can only guess they're not suitable for virgin vaginas. I mean they have a size for women who've had babies. So.
FourTees Prije 21 dan
I used to think a global one child policy was the answer to global warming. Now...not so much.
VMEcycle6 Prije 22 dana
5:39 "The policy is crafted by military scientists" Well I didn't know 马寅初 was a "military scientist" Do your own research John.
Abdullah Muhammad
Abdullah Muhammad Prije 22 dana
Peasants in my region who were not able to pay the fine would get their homes demolish. I am from northwest China, Turk ethnicity, the policy for minority ethnic groups were two children per family, which stays unchanged until today.
Adrian Prije 22 dana
Why is his blazer creeping up on him?
DraculaCronqvist Prije 22 dana
The one-child policy is the only reasonable thing to do if humanity at large wants to survive. However, it is simply wrong that if that one child happens to be female, it should be aborted or killed.
Aliaa Khayat
Aliaa Khayat Prije 22 dana
What is your suggestion then for preventing Chinese overgrowth all over the world
Adrian Prije 22 dana
Winnie the Flue
Viki Ai
Viki Ai Prije 23 dana
A few interesting extra info bits from a Chinese friend (that don't have a baring on the story, or the horrible aspects of the policy): - Twins/triplets/etc. were not /supposed to be/ punished (so it was technically a 'one birth' policy, though 'one child policy' is the correct name as that is how it was 'marketed'). - Of the roughly 50 'races' that China recognizes among its people, the 10 least populous were exempt, and two (IIRC) which were considered 'endangered' were even subsidized to have larger families. These peoples were a quite small portion of the population (I have no idea how a 'mixed' marriage would sort out.) - The urban wealthy, at least by the late 1980's were often in a position to consider the fines for having a second child as a 'cost of having children' (a small but notable number of my students across the 2000-2006 time frame openly had a sibling).
Yu KangHee
Yu KangHee Prije 23 dana
Incredibly attractive
Some random Person
Some random Person Prije 24 dana
11:33 he just went from joking around to 100 quick
yue min qin
yue min qin Prije 24 dana
These are not truth
T ANDERSON Prije 25 dana
OK, I have not finished the show, but it seems to be ignoring that the Chinese were starving in droves. That is why the one-child policy happened - massive death with no end in sight. I think it was an awful thing, but it was an attempt to solve a very deadly problem.
I. Wynn Wynn
I. Wynn Wynn Prije 25 dana
Diva cup is real
The Noobest Girl
The Noobest Girl Prije 25 dana
Does this mean that all those 2nd born children whose parents couldn't pay the fine get to get an identity now?
Apratim Ghosh
Apratim Ghosh Prije 26 dana
This is the best show! Funny and informative.
aaronrocs Prije 27 dana
It was obviously terrible, but the issue of exponential population growth IS and important issue that isn't being addressed. It'll be worse I PROMISE when there's more people than can be supported by our Earth. Extinctions, famine, pollution, homelessness, joblessness, anarchy...the list goes on. And it unfortunately can't be left to personal responsibility, because that has never worked. It was a flawed policy, yes, but it's gonna take something bold to tackle this issue, period. I'm not a globalist, but SOMEHOW we need to all come together on some key issues that face humanity as a whole together, but it's like herding cats...
Jeffrow Ryan
Jeffrow Ryan Prije 27 dana
That Donald Duck dick was freaking hilarious
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