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


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Published: 4 months ago
John Oliver discusses China’s one-child policy, and all its consequences, intended and not.

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John's female writers are my heros

8 hours ago

But isn't population control a sensible idea since the world is becoming over populated?

1 day ago

That's a nightmare

1 day ago

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.

1 day ago

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."

1 day ago

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. 🤦🏽‍♀️

2 days ago

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?

2 days ago

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.

2 days ago

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.

2 days ago

America needs to just fucking declare war already and fucking end that oppressive government

2 days ago

Let them destroy themselves. Besides, we'd only make it worse

17 hours ago

Let them destroy themselves. Besides, we'd only make it worse

17 hours ago

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. :-)

2 days ago

Coronavirus should solve this problem

3 days ago

It's painful how obviously the program is aimed at pleasing young, liberal women.

3 days ago

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 :).

3 days ago

“Are you gonna have a boy or an abortion?”

4 days ago

OMG ! so almost a generation went without having brothers or sisters ?

4 days ago

and i agree that how policies are carried out and how little thought were given to policy making is a problem in this country

4 days ago

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.

4 days ago

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....

5 days ago

20,000 Chen?!

Good lord. As hilarious as that name is, WTF is happening to the world right now.

1 week ago

"[The day of Judgement] when the baby girl buried alive is asked for what sin she was killed" -ALLAH

1 week ago

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")

1 week ago

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

1 week ago

I guess boomers ducked everything up in China too

1 week ago

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!

1 week ago

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.

2 weeks ago

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).

2 weeks ago

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.

2 weeks ago

I used to think a global one child policy was the answer to global warming. Now...not so much.

2 weeks ago

5:39 "The policy is crafted by military scientists"
Well I didn't know 马寅初 was a "military scientist" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ma_Yinchu
Do your own research John.

2 weeks ago