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

  • Publicēšanas datums 7 okt 2019
  • John Oliver discusses China’s one-child policy, and all its consequences, intended and not.
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  • Ulquiorra Cifer
    Ulquiorra Cifer Pirms 2 Stundām

    I mean what would you chose, the 1 child policy, or Thanos snapping everyone out of existence.

  • Must love sailing
    Must love sailing Pirms 2 Stundām

    Sadly overpopulation is an actual huge problem!

  • Bob Crull
    Bob Crull Pirms 3 Stundām

    So when people see the horrible levels of air and water pollution in Communist China and consider the overall environmental degradation caused in the rest of the world by the resource demands of that country’s current population they should have one thought - “If only China had 300 million more people.”

  • Shang Chen
    Shang Chen Pirms 3 Stundām

    They dont enforce that, it will be even worse

  • Keller Corrield
    Keller Corrield Pirms 3 Stundām

    At 4:43 why does that feel like the kinda joke Dan O'Brien wrote?

  • William Wei
    William Wei Pirms 8 Stundām

    That's some seriously deceptive framing and misinformation there.... good job John Oliver.

  • M Z
    M Z Pirms 10 Stundām

    another layer of irony: chinese government has great shortage on pension. people at 20s are warned to save for retirement, at the age of 40s, they have to take care of four parents probably without pensions.

  • Hello There
    Hello There Pirms 11 Stundām

    India does the same thing today, I a different way. Its not government enforced. Because of their dowry culture, females have less value to an expectant parent. The mothers suffocate, break babys neck or poison the milk when female child is born. Its common place and no one goes to jail. Its similiar to how we use abortion here in the US.

  • Franco Suarez
    Franco Suarez Pirms 13 Stundām

    It would be tremendously helpful to Make AmeriKKKa Great Again, if you could dedicate a show to the war on men and fathers, who are being dehumanized by draconian laws enabling vicious women to express their best expression of maliciousness, by passing as victimized women who only commoditize their children and abuse them emotionally as a matter of practice and law, during divorce and custody decisions without legal consequences or social stigma. The one child policy seems sensible in comparison to the harm done by women, lawyers and government officials pretending to do "what is best for the children, like driving their fathers to suicide, bankruptcy, paternal alienation and emotional disorders brought about by vagina privileged and empowered narcissists women. This hostile environment against men is probably the reason so many men are becoming transexuals to get some equality, and so many others are justifying the reasonable response of Jack The Ripper to the feminists of his time.

  • danraz0r Alice
    danraz0r Alice Pirms 13 Stundām

    yo wassup $2967.36

  • Yao Shi
    Yao Shi Pirms 14 Stundām

    Hoping that laugh at China’s old policy would bring you guys peace, prosperity and joy. China is simply one of the countries that believes in another value than US or most of the western countries . China happens to be a convenient target to laugh about especially when it becoming a new superpower that would shake the dominant position of Caucasian Westerners countries. I totally understand that, really. However, Love & Peace. Luckily we believe in these as well.

  • Shaheed Abdulhaqq
    Shaheed Abdulhaqq Pirms 14 Stundām

    China has over 1 billion people in it. The thing not addressed is what would China look like with people having unrestricted numbers of children for the last 40 years. With the population they have now, they already face incredibly difficult environmental challenges and by extension so does the planet. The CO2 China produces doesn't stay in China. The fact of the matter is this entire world has a population problem. Our oceans are being rapidly depleted of fish, our forests are being cleared at astonishingly fast rates, entire species are being lost due to habitat loss to make space for the demands of the human race, and the list goes on. All the signs of environment collapse are right in front of us. And it is all due to the fact that there are too many of us and we all want to consume too much.

  • Rebecca Antonucci
    Rebecca Antonucci Pirms 16 Stundām

    It's definitely flawed, but China shouldn't be the only country trying to place a lid on overpopulation. People keep ignoring it, there's not going to be a livable world for our children. And far be it for me to tell a different culture to change their traditions, but if your country's having this many problems with the disparity between men and women all because you think men are better than women? Maybe rethink that a bit? I love the differences and individuality between various cultures, but as it goes in life, sometimes you have to change and evolve. Especially when it comes to survival. That is the whole point.

  • Rebecca Antonucci
    Rebecca Antonucci Pirms 16 Stundām

    Oh no John, they made you say "pedophile" with the American accent? Hell no, I love the way you guys say it!

  • rubycelica
    rubycelica Pirms 18 Stundām

    but there ARE too many people in the world... why not cut off the children number on welfare queens?

  • binwusmi binwusmi
    binwusmi binwusmi Pirms 22 Stundām

    Two facts. When I was little, I always fished in a river behind our house. One day I saw a paper bag floating down. I used the fishing rod to poke it open. I saw small legs. My mum told me not to tell people. Our neighbor last night dropped their baby girl as they already had two girls. Second, my well-off friend refused to use credit due to fear of leaving tracks as he had three girls and his wife worked at a government sponsored school.

  • Ken M3ng
    Ken M3ng Pirms 23 Stundām

    Sad to see this:
    The west: Now we have to control the human population.
    China: ok then.
    Also the west: One child policy is unethical.
    Typical hypocrites.

  • Yan Andre
    Yan Andre Pirms 23 Stundām

    I was born 1980s. At my age, I already lost 2 of my best friends. They both died in accidents. One girl whose parents are workers and of course she is the only child of family, the other boy whose parents are farmers and he has 2 sisters. The girl's parents divorced after her death and the boy's parents live with their elder daughter. That's a big difference due to the one child policy. That's the most heart breaking part of this stupid/policy. Now it's 2 children policy, and I really think GOV did it just to save the house market and suck more blood from people. Obviously, 2 children consume double houses.

  • MrAsap2000as
    MrAsap2000as Pirms dienas

    Lol, it hilarious how everything always come back to racism and sexism with you liberals.
    No matter how much you dislike the policy, it was not inherently sexist, it just population control, THAT'S IT. This affects BOTH parents, not just women.
    It was the people who chose sons over daughters cuz historically, it is the sons who carry on the name and provided for the family, ESPECIALLY since women were married and became part of her husband's families. You can call it historical or even societal sexism if you want but it had nothing directly to do with the policy.

  • MrAsap2000as
    MrAsap2000as Pirms dienas

    God bless China, they get things done and solve problems.

  • James
    James Pirms dienas

    If we wanna defeat China we have to introduce the gay into their population. While they are all sucking down Apple Martinis and dancing to house music, we wipe their economy

  • Siris The Dragon
    Siris The Dragon Pirms dienas

    Fucking China still calling itself "communist" when its people work for corporations, are payed salaries and live in economic disparity. Its almost like socialism doesn't work when you don't even try it at all.

  • Dan Cicon
    Dan Cicon Pirms dienas

    2 weeks later and no LWTwJO.

  • Al G
    Al G Pirms dienas

    John Oliver's remarks about sex dolls make great sense. He seems to have lots of experience with such dolls and toys LoL

  • Loretta Compher
    Loretta Compher Pirms dienas

    Allow amnesty for all the girl non-citizens, give them citizenship, and bingo, more girls on the market.

  • Bollox Off
    Bollox Off Pirms dienas

    Is this meant to be funny? Audience are laughing for no reason. Theres no jokes and ppl are lol.

    • Bollox Off
      Bollox Off Pirms 5 Stundām

      @Rafael Willems u must laugh at shit also.

    • Rafael Willems
      Rafael Willems Pirms 5 Stundām

      Brains Off . Excuse me sir while I laugh at this guy.

  • Abdallah DZ7
    Abdallah DZ7 Pirms dienas

    Thank god i saw the video because if i didnt i wouldnt understand all those winnie the pooh memes

  • 孙颖
    孙颖 Pirms dienas

    To be fair population crisis was seen as real science & challenge for human beings to survive back at the time when one child policy was introduced, just like global warming today. Retrospectively of course everybody can make fun of it.

  • Tadesan
    Tadesan Pirms dienas

    It sucks to be lonely.

  • Ryan Sam
    Ryan Sam Pirms dienas

    Damn you killed it! Nice job YT for recommending something that is actually GOOD!

  • Josh Lau
    Josh Lau Pirms dienas

    One child policy leads to man more than woman? 34M is merely moving the ratio to 49:51, where did u school?

  • Melissa White
    Melissa White Pirms dienas

    Ohh John the Diva Cup is real and now the image of Marah drinking out of one is hilarious and gross.

  • Alexander Schmoldt
    Alexander Schmoldt Pirms dienas

    john oliver and last week tonight starting out badly again.
    like leftist feminism like
    how is this massivly consequential policy? mao great leap forward 30 millions starved in 5 years. but the 1 child policy disadvantage girls and women, they can push feminism with it, and how badly the socialist great leap forward was we dont mention cause this would help the left.
    further more undercutting that somethig needs to be done or china would be like india and india seems breaking, and both was social engineering society big time, but that cannot be pointed out cause this would again not help the left.

    my roommate is chinese and said that the difficulty with "numbers like 34million men" is that its never clear when those numbers are mentioned if these are the officila numbers, or actually counted men, cause there are a lot of women with no registry, so it could be way less.
    what alarmist are warning from over population, did i miss a memo? saying that africa isnt increasing and reaching 2 billion in the next 3 decades or south east asia and india still eploding? arent there alarmist already running around telling everyon not to get children in sweden and other north american and european country now? so the overpopulation hystria was unjustified then but is rightly so now? and of course who is at fault men. not the people on individual trait, but by there genitals some would say its sexist but well.
    expert should stay in their lane? like some comedian who always claims he is a comedian but make a show like a news show. and just had show about bias in medicine where he deliberatly miscrafted connections and studies? or well like someone from the humanities goign for genderstudies telling medical and biological experts what gender is?
    and again misrepresenting quality even if socialstudies have shown that fewer children make parents spent more time education and money on them thereby raising them better on most variables.
    funny how he thinks he has to defend abortion. funny as he mentioned how its about who is incontrol of the process. cause its only about the mother, cause as we know lesbians are getting pregnant from each other cause no men involved, no doctors or nurses involved, and of course the unborn doesnt matter, cause you can be anti forced abortion and pro chocie when the only think that matters is control and the women. but dont take it from me a male and a doctor go look for some one with a humanities degree and some knowledge in gender studies.
    in canada which is always held up as the holy grail by pro choice people, about 5000 late term abortion happen, the reason may vary but it everytime means an unborn has to be killed inside the womb, cause it cannot come out alive, therefor doctors make the heart stop and than get the child out afterwards. sometimes its medical reason of the mother (less than 5%) in othertimes is unclear why the wome want it. but tell why would you let a doctor and a woman if they agree on it kill a child inside the uterus if it could be born alive and given up for adoption or else.

  • ZeTheGamer
    ZeTheGamer Pirms dienas

    Ironically, Chinese men stare with obvious seething hatred when they
    see a "foreigner" with a Chinese wife.
    They make comments on "race traitors", etc.....yet they can only really
    blame themselves and their parents for supporting the idiots who
    created the gender ratio problem.
    This type of behavior is common even in the streets of Shanghai and

  • ZeTheGamer
    ZeTheGamer Pirms dienas

    Ironically, Chinese men stare with obvious seething hatred when they
    see a "foreigner" with a Chinese wife.
    They make comments on "race traitors", etc.....yet they can only really
    blame themselves and their parents for supporting the idiots who
    created the gender ratio problem.
    This type of behavior is common even in the streets of Shanghai and

  • ZeTheGamer
    ZeTheGamer Pirms dienas

    Ironically, in Chinese men stare with obvious seething hatred when they see a "foreigner" with a Chinese wife.
    They make comments on "race traitors", etc.....yet they can only really blame themselves and their parents for supporting the idiots who creative the gender ratio problem.
    This type of behavior is common even in the streets of Shanghai and Beijing.

  • Saya Shen
    Saya Shen Pirms dienas

    Raising the country's economic prospect ≠ hold onto power, ok?
    It means fewer child starved, better living standard for everyone in society. You just assume the intention of every Chinese policy seems to be to grab onto power, don't you? You got that as your conclusion then look for evidence. That why you always got and distorted view of those problems. Also, when translating the answers of Chinese people, don't add things they didn't say in the clip to fit your narrative. It's so lame.

  • destini miss
    destini miss Pirms dienas

    Even with 2 children policy,there will be not enough women to create a family

  • Ryno Opperman
    Ryno Opperman Pirms dienas

    The consciences is really sad and no-one would want that
    India and China is heading towards 4 Billion people combined...
    When everyone on is starving cause we tipped the sustainable scale regarding people breeding like there is no tomorrow, which might then be the reason why there is no tomorrow...

  • aquaticko
    aquaticko Pirms dienas

    Newsflash to everyone--every country--everywhere: ignore and exclude women from your governance at your own peril. Without women, humanity is at most half of what it would be.

  • zarzarbeast
    zarzarbeast Pirms dienas

    Reminder: John Oliver is not a US Citizen. He is a foreign agent meddling in US elections.

  • Misty Waters
    Misty Waters Pirms dienas +2 forgot to mention to exponentially high dowery that men are expected to pay in order to get married..which has raised to prices that men in rural areas have no hope of affording unless they relocate to the cities. So actually it is more economical to have a daughter due to the ramifications of the 1 child policy

  • giao giao
    giao giao Pirms dienas

    Can John Oliver tell me more specific , in which exactly provinces, there’s tightening access to abortion? And in what way , by how to make divorcement more difficult? I’m a Chinese and I never see this or heard of this. If you can’t then stop misleading people and read the script whatever others give you .

  • Dolores de Beauvoir
    Dolores de Beauvoir Pirms dienas +1

    I quit the game of being a single Chinese man by transitioning into a single Chinese trans woman :/

  • vdkmdd
    vdkmdd Pirms dienas

    China had a choice of massive overpopulation, doubling pollution levels, increased chance on civil unrest, weakened economic progress etc, or the one-child policy and some problems, which are related to the policy but with better other policies, training and rules could have been circumvented. If you look at China nobody will say that the biggest problem is a lack of people.

  • Wilfred Darr
    Wilfred Darr Pirms dienas

    "in the 60's ands 70's, overpopulation was a global concern with alarmists making apocalyptic predictions..."
    In the 40's and 50's wars and earthquakes were signs of the end times, Jesus return was imminent...
    In the 80's and 90's we were destroying forests to make paper bags (except we weren't: the forests that were destroyed were destroyed to make way for farming, had nothing to do with "paper or plastic", the forests that were harvested for pulp and paper were replanted and are today being harvested for "compostable bags" (very green... ).
    Yes yes I know "but that's totally different than climate change because the sky really is falling this time!"
    Every generation has its 16 year old girl, whether Joan of Arc or Greta Thunberg that people feel compelled to follow to fulfill whatever religious fantasy they hold to.

  • scorpionbeware
    scorpionbeware Pirms dienas

    looking at the population explosion since the last few decades, in next few decades the whole world will be required to have a one-child policy so that mother earth remains prosperous and beautiful

    • Rafael Willems
      Rafael Willems Pirms 5 Stundām

      Wow you really understood this. Look again Great Mind: 1 child now means in 2 generations 1 child has to take care of 2 parents, 4 grandparents and 1 child of his or her own - except for working of course.

  • EmberFlower
    EmberFlower Pirms dienas

    It would be great if everyone chose to only have 1 or, at most, 2 children. But it must be a choice. You just can't force this. 7:35 except this is exactly how it works. With less children parent has more time and resources (financial and emotional) for it and that does make a big difference. As for fatness, it's not because they were only children but because their parents were unwise in how they fed them. Having more kids would not make them wiser. As for everything else... yea, fuck China.

  • phookadude
    phookadude Pirms dienas

    When Chinese manufacturers in cities were looking for laborers they went into the countryside to hire people and they took mostly young women because young women can be housed with fewer problems than young men. This magnified the lack of marriageable women in faming communities even more.

  • Edward Chapman
    Edward Chapman Pirms dienas

    China is going to rule the world solely out of this stupid policy and the subsequent sexual frustrations

  • Gokul Nair
    Gokul Nair Pirms dienas

    Dude just talk about the important stuff without preceding it with shitty jokes

  • Eris Young
    Eris Young Pirms dienas +1

    Ignorant, bias, lying whjte pjgs, that's how Chinese feel.

    whjte pjgs got offended? that's what I mean to do to you whjte pjgs racists.

  • Samuel Kung
    Samuel Kung Pirms dienas

    please dont recommend me this trash.

  • Fenixz Filip
    Fenixz Filip Pirms dienas

    Bullshit, chinaman live in huge families. they got tons of siblings and shit. Watch something like Tesla-coil song or whatever it was, a chinaman did that.

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  • Hayden Ross
    Hayden Ross Pirms dienas +8

    My nephew is married to a Chinese-American girl. Her parents immigrated from China and her mom still spends much of the year there. They were so furious that she dated an American guy that for 3 years they wouldn't talk to her. We couldn't understand why her parents were so mad about it until she explained that she had been not only promised to a guy in China but that he was going to actually pay her parents $15,000 USD to marry her and they agreed. She wasn't even going to have a choice and she wanted to no part of it.

  • Walter Black
    Walter Black Pirms dienas

    It worked. Which is why the development of India is so far behind China now.

  • aLERNO
    aLERNO Pirms 2 dienām

    Yeah, he should lecture them and reprimand them for "not having learned the lesson yet" from the enlightened Britons. As a homage for the British battle ships that forced the last dynasty to open their ports and people to opioids addiction.