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

  • Published: 07 October 2019
  • John Oliver discusses China’s one-child policy, and all its consequences, intended and not.

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Comments • 11 487

  • Chang Liu
    Chang Liu  1 hours back

    Wow deliberate mistranslation of what the abortion woman said at 11.30. It was translated as 'The policy was just so senseless' which was 100% not what she said. She actually said the 'guy who carried out the policy was too leftist',‘落实政策人太左’。

    • Jessica X
      Jessica X  1 hours back

      I was born under the one child policy and I must say I’ve happy to be alive. I could’ve been aborted or abandoned

      • Hokata
        Hokata  2 hours back

        Its impressive that they made a number with fireworks.

        Also, their probably gonna rush B harder on their enemies than in the Korean War.

        • samuel iyer
          samuel iyer  3 hours back

          4k communist are angry

          • AutonomousVII
            AutonomousVII  3 hours back

            I hope the people who want socialism understand that this is what socialism looks like, it’s abhorrent.

            • pokemonmanic3595
              pokemonmanic3595  3 hours back

              I learned about China’s one child policy from a pink panther computer game oddly enough

              • A A
                A A  4 hours back

                Just like the Bay Area. Full of Chinese and the female to male ratio is bad. It’s a joke and an observation, if anyone is offended.

                • MyNameisLinkkeepingreal

                  Ah, the One Child Policy.

                  Ex-Citizen: "Screw you, Xi Jinping! I'm going to America. Or maybe Hong Kong. Anywhere is just fine, as long as it's not just one child I can have for my happiness. Your rule is stupid. Free Hong Kong."

                  • RaymondKym Suttle
                    RaymondKym Suttle  4 hours back

                    Sounds like China is a great place to be a gay man... except for the whole anti-LGBT issue in China....

                    • Rae Higgins
                      Rae Higgins  4 hours back

                      I don't understand why they can't just agree that the family having 3 children and another family only having 1 child equals the same as the "2 child policy".

                      • Connor Reed
                        Connor Reed  4 hours back

                        er shi qian is actually a pretty good name. My chinese name is Ran Kang Nai

                        • XRayWizard369
                          XRayWizard369  5 hours back

                          Comedy Central Has been banned in China *

                          • Dustin Ducklow
                            Dustin Ducklow  5 hours back

                            I taught English in China two summers in a row. I asked some parents why many families still only have one child they said because they are worried about having to take care of their parents and more than one child.

                            • Autumn R.
                              Autumn R.  5 hours back

                              9:04 it's the tp lol

                              • Mramazn8597
                                Mramazn8597  5 hours back

                                okay so there's no way the extra absorbant toilet paper is real lol

                                • Romee Trofort
                                  Romee Trofort  5 hours back

                                  So I just need to go to China to find a husband?

                                  • Jim Gaines
                                    Jim Gaines  5 hours back


                                    • fwcraigslist
                                      fwcraigslist  6 hours back

                                      I thought the demographic difference was huge until I looked up the numbers...
                                      34 millions more male than female means a 2% difference in a population of 1.4 billions. Meanwhile female is more than male in the US by 1% difference.
                                      While the extra 1% difference does result in consequence, the presentation made it a little bit misleading for casual viewers...

                                      • Peter Francis
                                        Peter Francis  6 hours back

                                        From 0-bird policy to 1-child policy to 2-child policy

                                        thing got better, step by step!

                                        • Jerry
                                          Jerry  7 hours back

                                          Forced to have an abortion at nine months. Was it a baby?

                                          • Shali Rader
                                            Shali Rader  7 hours back

                                            Eeeyyy!!! Where all my Chinese adopties at? Human directly affected by the one-child policy right here!

                                            • Andre ding
                                              Andre ding  7 hours back

                                              Oliver have became one of those journalists that assumes how Chinese people think using western ideologies. Just an example, feminism wasn’t that popular in China back in the 70s, and in a society didn’t teach biology, women did appreciate someone look after them.

                                              • harko
                                                harko  7 hours back

                                                China is a evil empire.

                                                • CutUr BullShit
                                                  CutUr BullShit  8 hours back

                                                  China *makes one child policy

                                                  *millions of wild male incels created

                                                  China *surprised pikachu face* Fuck go back, go back and fuck

                                                  • João Miguel Costa
                                                    João Miguel Costa  8 hours back

                                                    Is this guy supposed to be funny? Jesus

                                                    • ForeverMe543
                                                      ForeverMe543  9 hours back

                                                      “Most miserable place for lovers”

                                                      Well gee maybe it cultures like Chinese weren’t so sexist and didn’t feel that women are worthless we wouldn’t have that problem would we? Cause everyone wants their name carried and women are just birthers. Nothing more.

                                                      • ForeverMe543
                                                        ForeverMe543  9 hours back

                                                        ZhangtheGreat which I get but it still makes a feminist like me upset 😕

                                                      • ZhangtheGreat
                                                        ZhangtheGreat  9 hours back

                                                        Unfortunately, that's something that can't be changed overnight. Even with a lot of government propaganda pushing the message that girls are equal to boys, even with a Communist Party that believes in gender equality having basically all the power in the world to enforce its policies, traditional ways of thinking do not get pushed to the wayside that quickly.

                                                    • JN
                                                      JN  9 hours back

                                                      this video is leftism in a nutshell: humorless propaganda weakly disguised as 'comedy', gleeful celebration of others misfortune disguised as concern for their welfare, and utter contempt for national borders, and the rights of people of a country to choose their own leaders and governments

                                                      • Tyler Hires
                                                        Tyler Hires  10 hours back

                                                        China is absolutely doomed. we should all be thankful. It's a shame that you had to talk shit about the tariffs at the beggining though. The tariffs may hurt us, but they hurt china 10X. Their economy will be destroyed if we keep this up for 5 more years. its magnificent.

                                                        • Levi M. Johnson - The Path to Authenticity

                                                          The authoritarian Chinese government is not dissimilar to the authoritarians of the United States.

                                                          • Landry Harmon
                                                            Landry Harmon  11 hours back

                                                            This feels like they just ripped off the One Child Nation documentary

                                                            • Bernard Brightson
                                                              Bernard Brightson  12 hours back

                                                              Maybe China could take in immigrants from Africa?

                                                              • Jemppu
                                                                Jemppu  12 hours back

                                                                I demand a "History is memes now" book now.

                                                                • Daniel Eliassenfgh618
                                                                  Daniel Eliassenfgh618  12 hours back


                                                                  • Yuzhou Jin
                                                                    Yuzhou Jin  13 hours back

                                                                    There's lots of misleading news on Youtube about China, but unfortunately this is not one of them. Individuals are usually ignored in the views of collectivists, which are the majority in China. -A Chinese living in US

                                                                    • Ntchwaidumela
                                                                      Ntchwaidumela  13 hours back

                                                                      This episode as a whole represents information that the Chinese people may not have access to in it's compilation, even though they're immediately affected by it. It makes you wonder is there info we in America are censored or miseducated about that people in other parts of the world look at us with shame and sympathy for.

                                                                      • Kristin Landelini
                                                                        Kristin Landelini  13 hours back

                                                                        ridicules, Americans just watch this kind of stupid video, so, many people never been to China never know the circumstances in China they have a huge bias, why don't you talk about Indians?

                                                                        • Calico Morgan
                                                                          Calico Morgan  14 hours back

                                                                          So basically, when China is backed into a corner facing economic collapse due to no population to support their growth currently, they'll either have a revolution, or a world war. Terrifying...

                                                                          • Tuff Dreamer
                                                                            Tuff Dreamer  14 hours back

                                                                            I'm deeply offended for all pandas.

                                                                            • SB \-_-/
                                                                              SB \-_-/  14 hours back

                                                                              Whites racism supremacy, is all interconnected, allies & enemies hand and hand.

                                                                              • Jon Allen
                                                                                Jon Allen  15 hours back

                                                                                And it's ruined their financial future; their work force will drop by more than half by 2030, that's why you see then handing out unpayable loans to countries in the middle east and Africa. They are loaning money to nations in Africa and the middle east for hugw infrastructure projects and then forcing them to only choose Chinese companies to do the work (most of which are owned by the Chinese government) and then those companies only hire chinese people for the labor.... In 10 years China will own the national Banks of all these countries.

                                                                                • High Fire Alert
                                                                                  High Fire Alert  15 hours back

                                                                                  They forced abortion on women to kill “redundant” kids and maybe in the future they will think of a way to eliminate “redundant” senior citizens

                                                                                  • 方言
                                                                                    方言  15 hours back

                                                                                    Fuck you

                                                                                    • Stephen2462
                                                                                      Stephen2462  13 hours back

                                                                                      He's married, but I'm sure he's flattered.

                                                                                  • I Kanny
                                                                                    I Kanny  15 hours back

                                                                                    Despite wrong implementation I actually support the policy of no more then 2 kids per family!

                                                                                    • Ethan Fate
                                                                                      Ethan Fate  16 hours back

                                                                                      these videos are old and some misleading cases, if you have three children, you simply have pay some fines

                                                                                      • AllUserNamesTaken111
                                                                                        AllUserNamesTaken111  16 hours back

                                                                                        over-reaching their expertise here

                                                                                        • Eragophic1
                                                                                          Eragophic1  16 hours back

                                                                                          Diva cups are definitely real, my bet is on the toilet paper.

                                                                                          • Shawn Martinez
                                                                                            Shawn Martinez  16 hours back

                                                                                            Living in the us ain’t that bad eh?

                                                                                            • BOBBYERTLY
                                                                                              BOBBYERTLY  16 hours back

                                                                                              7:51 They actually bought sex dolls to make the 70 😂