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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No I remember the deaths is so much of the past as well hoping more was said because of the tampering with information in Eruope I will not share with the cowardice

1 day ago

Or left winger fully

1 day ago

@tv7israelnews @osiyo_tv @TomFitton anything pitched please put some shit behind us like psycho babble bullshit from far right

1 day ago

So anyway are Scotlandyard officials being targeted as well in London please just had to understand the seriousness of the situation in plus why women are stonewalling with old details on past related topics like Russia as well Asia in most cases it's also with bullshit psycho babble bullshit with planned parenthood as well as bad policy

1 day ago

A "very strong preference for boys" they are now facing their parents' decisions consequences

1 day ago

Why does west press always be so harsh on China? Yes, "one child policy" will limit human right. But why can’t you talk an out under what circumstances China government carried on this policy. Don’t you know what China was facing before this? You do. You just choose to ignore it, and be critical on China. China benefited more from this policy then its drawbacks. Thanks very much.

1 day ago

*Communist in name only party, thank you very much. Without that nuance about current day state capitalist China you're just doing Red Scare propaganda.

1 day ago

why do you guys think birth-control is bad?
look at population problem in India, Africa, that's really disaster!

1 day ago

Universal State mandated abortion is a good idea y'all are just cowards. #nomorekids

1 day ago

Simple math, a reason for China to get imperialistic! Just wait!

1 day ago

Can anyone draw up parallels between China's One Child Policy and modern day abortion activism. I get that the Chinese One Child policy was heavily enforced (kinda like a reversed Handmaids Tail), but they both show the drastic effect of what happens when you encourage people to kill off offspring. I mean heck, the black population here in America is half of what it would be thanks to Plan Parenthood and abortion services. Talk about population control and ethnic minority reduction (Margret Sanger). I am all for having choices, but some choices you will have to live for the rest of your life, and that's on your continence.

1 day ago

Unfortunately when I was in China many men asked me if I was from Russia. Sadly I assume it was because many of them thought if I were, I would be their only chance at marriage and family. 😥💔

1 day ago

11:24 "It is very easy to be both pro-choice and anti forced abortions, in the same way you can be pro water fountains and anti-water boarding." Fucking THANK YOU

1 day ago

Now HBO and John Oliver is permanently banned in China.

1 day ago

interesting recap, would have been more comprehensive if you mention that 1/2 child policy doesn't apply to ethnical minorities.

1 day ago

In general, population control is a good thing.

1 day ago

Imagine if China let its citizens have as many kids as they want?
By now we would have a China with 5 billion people, I would say that every family should have between 2/3 children/this keeps the ratio of the population and stops overgrowing, anything more than that only contributes to earths destruction.

1 day ago

A lot of the things in this video are not mainstream propaganda and some of them are really out of context.... western arrogance at its best

1 day ago

Nice try Xi!

1 day ago

It's pro-choice nobody should ever be forced into either.

1 day ago

With the reversal of the one child policy, what has happened to that second child woman who had no citizenship? Did she, and others like here, become citizens?

1 day ago

antinatalism is a sound policy though. it will save us.

1 day ago

Why isn't the DISLIKE BUTTON WORKING?????

1 day ago

who else was reminded of the True Facts About The Duck after he mentioned cork screw dicks?

1 day ago

I find it interesting that John Oliver's criticism with China's top-down policy approach isn't that central planning is intrinsically flawed, but that specific central planners are uniquely responsible in a way that doesn't discredit the general principle that the state should dictate all facets of daily life.

1 day ago

Diva cup is real so is a strawberry jelly

1 day ago

Hello! Is there any possibility to get your "One Child Policy"-logo you showed in the background?

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It still baffles me that China ever thought this would be a good idea. A healthy birth rate for a country is at bare minimum 2.1. 1 child to replace the father, 1 child to replace the mother, and the .1 for the idiots who win Darwin Awards. For those of you who have not finished school, 2.1 is over twice as much as 1.

1 day ago

Yes, we are facing a historic problem, we also have a name for the problem "Nation with empty nest".

1 day ago

It’s the their problem. No sympathy.

1 day ago

Mate John. Have you ever thought to ask hundreds of millions of Chinese people what they think about this??? Rather than interviewing 4 people and rhetorically creating a narrative to fit the whole 1.4 billion people. China is a highly matriarchal society tw- I know the government is male but...it is basically a matriarchal society. In every family, the mother or grandmother is the ruler.
How patronizing can you be John? Maybe the Chinese people know everything you are saying and still think the One Child Policy was one of the greatest policies they have ever known.

Yes, they know about fines and punishments. They know about all the other things associated. Also, 100s of millions of people in rural China had more than one child in the time the policy was in act. You are using numbers over the percentage which clearly sensationalize your story further.

Please try a little harder to understand that Chinese people aren't all controlled robots who just follow the government. They might actually agree with the policy warts and all. There are plenty of awful things happening here that can be discussed far more objectively than this story.

Please please try harder to present balanced not ethnocentric stories.

Love your show but your glossy stories are in danger of creating oversimplified anti-Chinese rhetoric. Your arguments come from a moral standpoint that clearly over 1 billion people don't hold. I agree that morals should have some whole truths, but you should be aware that morality doesn't exist in your bubble.


Ask yourself, if 1 billion people accept the policy and even support it is it wrong? the cases you mentioned are indeed appalling but this doesn't make the whole policy as morally wrong as you make it out to be. The real questions would have been
Why did 1 billion accept such a policy? How are our morals created? If the government controlled the ideas of the people, is it assuming Chinese people don't have any agency? How far on the moral compass do things have to sway from your own beliefs before they are universally "wrong".


Another point you missed. The 4-2-1 one isn't as big a problem as you make out. In fact, most of these families ended up owning properties etc with the shift from Communism to Capitalism - property ownership was transferred to hundreds of millions of grandparents and parents- which in turn means the one-child generation will inherit a considerable unheard of amount of wealth. This is already happening. Creating a generation of middle class highly cashed up one-childers who will use that money to focus on education, travel, and business for their futures. In fact, it has created a far richer generation that of course now are happy with the policy they are all benefiting from.

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