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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  • It's obvious that males born more than females becoz the sperms having Y chromosome is steadier than those who have X. Well, China is encouraging polyandry in Rural West and South-west to counter it and also assure the check on property division among male heirs because such divisian can lead over than half of the current middle class population of China landless in just 80 years.

    Shalini Tiwari's cornerShalini Tiwari's corner日 前
  • I watched this video after I learned that the creator of Sophia the AI Android is going for a massive rollout at the end of the year for socially isolated people. I have feeling that by the time I'm 60 I'm gonna be those grandpa's that can't accept the normal sex norms of 2060

    Lucas LeniekLucas Leniek日 前
  • I am all for planned population control

    kaz kkkaz kk2 日 前
  • We need one child policy for the whole humanity. If we did this in advanced we wouldn't be in this mess now. We need such policies more than ever. There are so many ppl around and not enough food, jobs and etc for all of them. This population explosion will bite us in the ass one day

    kaz kkkaz kk2 日 前
  • ahh yes remember when republicans said that John Oliver was a leftist who didn't have the courage to criticize the left and governments like China?

    Pedro HenriquePedro Henrique3 日 前
  • “History is memes now “is to real to be funny

    djtomoydjtomoy3 日 前
  • I agree with John. The whole point of being pro-choice is being able to chose to have an abortion

    burper2000000burper20000007 日 前
  • Please don't start telling me that a one child policy is a good thing

    Patoren 3gouPatoren 3gou7 日 前
  • It is apparently easy to mock another country with 5X the population, and 1/15 of US GDP (dated 1980) for doing what it must to stave off possible famine, and ensure better quality of life. Must Anglo-Saxon arrogance be forever worshipped on the backs of the world's down-trodden?

    David SzeDavid Sze8 日 前
  • Meanwhile progressives like John Oliver keep promoting the mass death in the mother's womb to 'save' the planet, backed by the same rhetoric Mao used to promote government led population control.

    AvcedAvced8 日 前
  • It’s because you’re very afraid of losing John Oliver because he’s a well-known celebrity

    Wolf WizardWolf Wizard9 日 前
  • Why do you hate panda's bruh

    JafarikidJafarikid11 日 前
  • I look forward to these Liberal godless media tools being killed by the communism they have ushered in. Always happens to the useful idiots.

    Greg GrimerGreg Grimer12 日 前
  • 3:44

    Lyrick StudiosFan1998Lyrick StudiosFan199813 日 前
  • I've always considered this, and the following two child policy, as one of the Seven Deadly Sins the Communist Chinese have done since taking power. The other 6 are: Intervening in the Korean War which kept North Korea around The Great Leap Forward The Cultural Revolution Tibet (Invasion and repression) Uighurs and East Turkistan Hong Kong

    JustinJustin17 日 前
  • Love how diva cup is probably the most commonly used of those.

    Samantha GardnerSamantha Gardner19 日 前
  • China is just 🤦🏻‍♂️ their overpopulating the planet and have given us every major epidemic and now pandemic. 🙄

    Gavin BarnesGavin Barnes22 日 前
  • I feel I should say I subscribe to antinatalist views, am nihilistic/skeptical of objective ethics and purpose, and it would also follow that I don't believe in a higher power or higher will. I fluctuate on the belief that life is better never to have been because I believe life is inherently suffering against physical conditions constantly. On the other hand I personally think "well we're here so we might as well be nice to each other and try to leave the world better off than when we arrived" Now- I don't have a lot of empathy on this issue. I mean I understand that there's some really bad side effects from legal enforcement of reproduction and that makes me a little bit sad that it has to be that way, but I also feel like humans in general should take way more accountability for how our numbers influence the planet. I absolutely do not think people as a whole are capable of not being selfish and having three-plus kids without someone enforcing direct concequences upon them. I wish people would be more open to adoption as a side note. Like everyone wants a little baby from their own loins and it just hits me a certain way. Like people aren't willing, or are unable to, love a baby with a different face than theirs. It makes me resentful to be honest, how little people think about the life they're creating (to sate their own wants!!) and they keep doing it to... get a bunch of boys? Girls? One is shy and one is hyper..? Just keep on spinning that genetic roulette wheel to add to their collection of kids that didn't ask to exist.

    GreatoraintGreatoraint28 日 前
    • I find emotions to be deeply problematic and the root of much of the world's dysfunction, but I do have them. I once told my therapist that I wished I was a sociopath so I could be unburdened of all that which emotions entail, and they said I was quite the opposite; an empath who absorbs the feeling in the room. I suppose I try to be as impartial and logical as I can because of this. I try to shield myself from emotions because they hurt me most of the time and because I find them to be.. illogical. I don't respect emotions very much, at least not as a means of forming opinions, laws, etc. That being said, I do flinch away from things that do or will cause pain. I don't like to hurt people as whole. It is hard though to have an emotional connection to people you can't see and will ultimately never meet. I've resigned to the conclusion that people will always have children, and that most people and living things 'like' being alive. So I've come to the personal conclusion that if you create life, not ever for the theoretical life's sake but for your own satisfaction, then you must allow that life the personal freedom to change your decision if they wish.

      GreatoraintGreatoraint16 日 前
    • Do you know what a Psychopath is? A psychopath is not somebody that sneaks into other peoples bathrooms and murders them with a knife. A psychopath is somebody that does not feel empathy. For a psychopath empathy is something intelectual. A psychopath does not feel the emotions of other people. he understands them (Or not). And you "I don't have a lot of empathy on this issue, I mean I understand that .." You have empathy for issues that you understand and not for humans. Fun fact: Did you know that the clearest indicator of a text written by a psychopath is how often the word "I" is used and... "I feel I should say I subscribe" Do you notice how often you use that word? I could keep going on about this. But lets shorten this by saying that people made lists how to identify a psychopath and you are really checking the boxes. Obviously I might be wrong about this, since I do not know you. But no matter if you are in fact a psychopath or not. You might want to get some control over the question if you apear as one. After all that can have quite a social stigma attached to it. To your actual postions. "that life is better never to have been because I believe life is inherently suffering against physical conditions constantly." Life does not only contains suffering but also Joy. It might suprise you but most of us actually like living. So from our position is natural to assume that our children will proably see it the same. "well we're here so we might as well be nice to each other and try to leave the world better off than when we arrived" yes "I also feel like humans in general should take way more accountability for how our numbers influence the planet" Yes. "I absolutely do not think people as a whole are capable of not being selfish and having three-plus kids without someone enforcing direct concequences upon them" Look on various western countries. Many of them have reduced their reproduction rate below 2 children per women. And they did it without enforced policies like in case of china. So no what china did was not necessary for that goal. The usual assumption how that worked is by decoupling retirement provision from the number of child one has. In third world countries the more children somebody has the better off he is financial at old age In western countries. The pension is depending on how money somebody put into the pension system. And if somebody spend more time raising children they probably spend less time earning money "I wish people would be more open to adoption" Yes "Like people aren't willing, or are unable to, love a baby with a different face than theirs. " In Western countries the adoption market for babies is actually empty. Western countries literally import babies from other countries for adoption. Finding parents willing to adopt is hard in case of older children not in case of babies.

      Waldemar MarwaldeWaldemar Marwalde17 日 前
  • good for john calling out willy wonka on his child murder factory! it's about time!

    pepe the frog poops on right wingerspepe the frog poops on right wingersヶ月 前
  • My 2 son's names are "early labor but big heads couldn't pass so had c sections and took a while to get my abs back" lol also the diva cup rocks!💗💗

    katie millskatie millsヶ月 前
  • Aggro lil narc. sound's like the "coolest" christian rapper. :D

    JonesJonesヶ月 前
  • This is so heartbreaking

    M XM Xヶ月 前
  • please upload high resolution picture of stay up late by brian swords, i'm want to use it as wallpaper for my computer, please please please. I love that painting

    Saniya 666Saniya 666ヶ月 前
  • Not just China, all and many Eastern traditional countries, mostly all over Asia, gives more preference to make child, than female child

    michale andmoremichale andmoreヶ月 前
  • I had to stop watching when it got to the woman who was forced to abort at 9 Months.... Great work China way to fucking go.

    bkingk8bkingk8ヶ月 前
  • Remember when that was the most fucked up problem that China had? No? Well, neither do I. China is kinda a fucked up country.

    The Lazy GamerThe Lazy Gamerヶ月 前
  • dude, childbirth LITERALLY costs 10000 dollars in usa because of the insane health coverage, the joke would be so easy to transfer

    lusteraliaszerolusteraliaszeroヶ月 前
  • While everyone is talking on the topic (which is fair) but I'm more curious about how they are allowed to show sex dolls on youtube and still aren't tagged age restricted wth.

    NightowlerNightowlerヶ月 前
  • I did not expect this somber video topic to include such a fucking hilarious joke (the period products one)

    Claire MagnusonClaire Magnusonヶ月 前
  • My intro to environmental biology professor showed us data of the birth rate already falling in China before the one child policy was enacted, and she thinks that population control would’ve happened without such horrible intervention. So, all in all, the one child policy was both pointless and inhumane, according to this prof and this class.

    Claire MagnusonClaire Magnusonヶ月 前
  • 6:14 So I guess you could say...Mars ain't the kind of place to raise your kids

    SpoonCatSpoonCatヶ月 前
  • It's strange to think that the Chinese governement didn't take this into account. Their culture puts such heavy empasis on haveing male children to the point that female infanticide was a common problem before the rule was imposed. Of course this was going to happen, hell it would fucking happen in this country. And it's painful to think the only reason the Chinese government is worried about this at all isn't because families are abandoning daughters or outright killing them, but because the men in their country can't find wives and are having to bring foreign women in to marry.

    Felicia AdamsFelicia Adamsヶ月 前
  • I've always practiced that another country's civil laws aren't an international jurisdiction. So, an opinion on a one child policy is really moot. I can think it's stupid or not, but it won't really make a difference because it doesn't matter what I think as an American citizen. But enforcement is what is an international jurisdiction because no man is immune from War and thus War Crimes are an international jurisdiction that no country can claim sovereignty over. It wasn't just the forced murder of unborn children but the fact that women would become ill and/or die from the process. I mean, how natural is it to abort a 9 mo baby in gestation.

    Its Just MeIts Just Meヶ月 前
  • Well with the coronavirus in China, they won't have to worry so much about the 4 to 1 ratio as much now. Just saying what you probably won't.

    Its Just MeIts Just Meヶ月 前
  • I live in North Dakota. The male to female ratio when we had an oil boom was more like 10 to 1. And it's not like this Republican state was ever pro-abortion.

    Its Just MeIts Just Me2 ヶ月 前
  • Let's not forget that Indian had population of 200 Million in 1000 AD

  • I'm not sure of the format of this Mixing in jokes and laugh tracks in between women crying over having a forced abortion.

    AdamAdam2 ヶ月 前
  • America has a child limiting policy, too. It’s called neoliberal capitalism, and it just makes increasing numbers of people too poor and too busy working as slaves to have children or even consider it.

    Renia E SaddlerRenia E Saddler2 ヶ月 前
  • Communisms is a stateless moneyess society. China is not and never has been communist

    connor hoyleconnor hoyle2 ヶ月 前
  • issues with China sounds like industrie in the US are going to be picking up. hell yeah brother

    Paul mPaul m2 ヶ月 前
  • 11:12 I love the translation when Left(wing) is literally translated to senseless lol

    Arthas ChenArthas Chen2 ヶ月 前
  • I actually kind of like this idea if it's limited 1 child per mom and if your child dies, you could have another. This would help with over population plus it's very difficult to spread attention and resources among multiple kids.

    Lori FosterLori Foster2 ヶ月 前
  • 7:49 - 7:57 *Charli D’Amelio has entered the chat.*

    Cherry KoolaidCherry Koolaid2 ヶ月 前
  • before watching this, I didn’t realize how many of the Chinese kids in my school are adopted girls... it all makes so much sense

    Miles LareauMiles Lareau2 ヶ月 前
  • Lol diva cups are real. Extra absorbent period toilet paper is not....I'm dead 💀

    MEEMSMEEMS2 ヶ月 前
  • There are a shocking number of Chinese women in my college class

    Aditya SinghAditya Singh2 ヶ月 前
  • Men need to stop making reproductive decisions for women.

    Josie McGrawJosie McGraw2 ヶ月 前
  • Massive fan of John Oliver, yes its great to pick apart a decades old past law made by 70 yo's (sound familiar?) and make jokes about it. This is a very serious issues that has so many gaping holes information that makes its very easy to hate China, but hey its fun to poke at China right now. I do not agree with the One child policy, please let me be very clear on this. There are however several points to make, these are not easy to say and definitely wont be popular here but for the sake of fairness it need to be told. As someone that has traveled through China a few time I would wish John would be more fair to China, the country at the time (late 1970s) was starving, massively under developed in every facet and over populated. The "slowing" down of their population growth paved the way for the government to "catch up" so to speak with infrastructure to actually look after their people. Secondly, as glossed over but really should be made aware is that ethnic minorities in China were not subject to the one-child policy where two was allowed very often three. The farming/rural area that John said is simply not true, they were openly encouraged to have two (if the first was a female) The rule was not enforced with parents born kids born with disabilities. The heaviest of relaxing of the rules which no one seems to mention (or know) actually happened in 2009 where by if both parents of only child you were allowed to have two regardless of sex. Now once again before you rage at me, I'm only stating facts (very unpopular at that) I do not agree that with the way it was implemented or enforced, I do however understand why it was to be. I have traveled through China (and dozens of other countries) numerous times, what they've did is heavy handed at best and a monstrosity at worst but lets be fair here in 40 years they've transferred themselves from centuries war torn country to an economic powerhouse, their literally 2 generations of pain has set them up for centuries. They do not have the debts or the social fractures that many have countries right now. Do they deserved to be condemned for decisions made by a government 2 generations ago? Or will they be heralded in decades to come?

    cim888cim8882 ヶ月 前
  • 15:50 _JPworlds ALLOWED THIS?!_

    Ben ThomasonBen Thomason2 ヶ月 前
  • Experts should stay in their lane...oh John you are not even an expert.

    Samie StarterSamie Starter2 ヶ月 前
    • Almost no journalist is an expert in anything and yet they speak on various topics. He doesn't make these claims out of thin air he has researchers and fact checkers that all work for him.

      Harold SmithHarold Smith2 ヶ月 前
  • Coming back to watch old videos and hearing the crowd is so weird now 😞👀

    Gerald LewisGerald Lewis2 ヶ月 前
  • Well, at least gay men have plenty of options...

    Ronan LyonRonan Lyon2 ヶ月 前
    • If only China recognized same sex marriage.

      Harold SmithHarold Smith2 ヶ月 前
  • millions of parents lose their "one child." This is the policy of china

    sxli3340sxli33402 ヶ月 前
  • not to sound like a nit picking person, but 34 million more males in a country with a population of 1.4 billion is not that much. It's not a lot, it's 2%. So there are 2% more males than Females. I'm sure like in the video the disparity between males and females is more prevalent in rural areas.

    Sigma ProjectsSigma Projects2 ヶ月 前
  • The casual racism in that Disney clip 🙁

    racquel faganracquel fagan2 ヶ月 前
    • There are so many racist disney movies it's not even surprising. As soon as I think of 1940s-1970s Disney I think of casual racism.

      Harold SmithHarold Smith2 ヶ月 前
  • You know, I like John Oliver a lot, but it feels kinda weird to me that after talking about that woman's forced abortion he spent an almost equal amount of time explaining why pro-choicers in America are still right. I agree with everything he said, but it felt a bit tone deaf. Apparently I'm in the minority though, since I didn't see any other comment bringing it up, so what do I know?

    Curran FrankCurran Frank3 ヶ月 前
    • @Spurious Lathos I agree there's a crucial difference. My point was that it was tone deaf for him to talk about this horrible policy of forced abortions in China only to immediately pivot to why the left in the U.S. is still right about abortions, placating his left audience. His words after showing that were "look, that's obviously horrifying. And I know that there are some who like to hold up China as a blanket argument against abortion in general so let me just be clear on this-" and then goes into why the people who are anti-abortion in America are wrong. That's not what should be focused on here. There's a common problem with people on both sides of the political spectrum blowing up American problems while ignoring worse problems in developing countries. Like when feminists talk about skinny privilege and ignore sh*t like genital mutilation in other countries, or when lgbt activists don't touch on other countries having the death penalty for gay acts. This felt like that to me. I'm not saying it's a big deal, like I said I agree with his logic, but it was a weird thing to add

      Curran FrankCurran Frank3 ヶ月 前
    • Because he also said you can be pro-choice while not being pro-forced abortion. The key word there is "choice."

      Spurious LathosSpurious Lathos3 ヶ月 前
  • There's so much irony here. Men think they know how women's bodies work and that they can control them, only for men to f*ck themselves over.

    Senna TaylorSenna Taylor3 ヶ月 前
  • The diva cup 😂

    Coolnvigilant OutreachCoolnvigilant Outreach3 ヶ月 前
  • I was just trying to watch this episode on Disney+ and LOL they cut out the whole segment with the Disney info-video and Donald Duck's screwy penis... lmao.. I cannot even... Fucking Disney Lawl!!

    Aakriti KunduAakriti Kundu3 ヶ月 前
  • I wonder how you would criticize China if China did not implement the one child policy and had a doubled population. You believe we were willing to do that with poor resouces and food shortage in the 1980s? It is a solemn and tragic historical period. From your words, it's just like China was so nice before this policy, everyone has sufficient food and living space. And for some evil ideas, the goverment want to restric the basic human rights or whatever. Absolutely you can't imagine the hardness of feeding so much people in such a big country because it never happend before. And I' m not dare to imagine how to feed Chinese people if China's population doubled. In rural areas of China, the people are dragged into the modern society form feudal society, in which son preference is rife. Absolutelt it is a bad habit that causes so many tratic for the girls. But, tell me! What we should do? It's so easy for you to just stand there and condemn this shit or that shit. But we are foward with a heavy burden, not you! There's two way and both of them are hard. We are forced to choose the relatively easier one. And you think we have a much easier way to go?

    XM CuiXM Cui3 ヶ月 前
    • So you just didn't pay attention to the entire video where he starts with *why* the one child policy was put in place? All the Chinese experts who outlined exactly what the problems were when they put it in place? All the discrepancies in enforcement that led to confusing and oppressive situations for the people? And, why are you yelling at him when it was your government who has completely botched the nuance of human reproduction? Maybe you should've been demanding these answers from your leaders? If you took these criticisms personally, that sounds like a personal problem that you should be addressing within your country instead of lashing out at the people who bring them up.

      Spurious LathosSpurious Lathos3 ヶ月 前
  • Hey! John! Stop shooing our fucking spiders off the flag! Do you know how hard it is to get them to stand still. God dammit.

    Nad SenojNad Senoj3 ヶ月 前
  • Yea... kind of glad my family left China before that policy.

    Viktor KoViktor Ko3 ヶ月 前
  • But we have Tim tams and shapes in Australia

    Cassandra ThatcherCassandra Thatcher3 ヶ月 前
  • Oh hey, exactly one year ago today. Nice

    Dragon TalonDragon Talon3 ヶ月 前
  • So a Chinese sex doll has the obvious body of a western woman. Interesting.

    drstevenreydrstevenrey3 ヶ月 前
    • is this the first time you've noticed the disturbing eurocentric trends in the global beauty standards?

      Zuma ZumaZuma Zuma3 ヶ月 前
  • Overpopulation is still a very much real problem, all over the world. China just dealt with it the wrong way.

    MCPunk55MCPunk553 ヶ月 前
    • @Curran Frank We currently number 7.5 billion, and that's already crossing the line... there's a far easier, and cheaper, way to do things, though... DON'T FUCK. Simple, isn't it? Well, unless you're a beast without reasoning ability...

      MCPunk55MCPunk553 ヶ月 前
    • I agree, but everyone kind of overreacts to overpopulation. The basic way to deal with overpopulation is to give everyone, boys and girls, k-12 public school (would only take an additional $39 billion annually), and make contraceptives, birth control and abortions more easily accessible to people ($5.3 billion annually to provide the amount of birth control that women say they want worldwide). Just these two solutions combined would reduce the possible births by around 1 billion, ensuring our population by 2050 is 9.7 billion and not 10.7. 9.7 billion people is a solvable problem, 10.7 billion isn't.

      Curran FrankCurran Frank3 ヶ月 前
  • Hey, 🖕🏼 you! I love 🐼’s!!!

    Cindy AshCindy Ash3 ヶ月 前
  • Bottom line....there's too many people on the planet and eventually either we must, or mother nature will, do something about it. There ought to be population control world wide in all countries but one doesn't dare talk about such things unless you like being called a racist because, as we all know, for the most part over population is confined to countries of color. It'll come one day because it must...

    Glenn TremblayGlenn Tremblay3 ヶ月 前
    • @Zuma Zuma I'll stand by my statements about being accused of being racist when you speak of population control...for the most part. As to your idea of giving women more opportunities and that leads to a reduced birth rate... I'll go along with that..whatever works is good with me. I do notice your example was on European women however, not third world women. Don't you think that perhaps third world societies might not embrace the idea of women being elevated up from their present place of child bearers? Age old societies and religions that preach the need to have more and more children are very slow to adopt change, if ever. And to just to produce more food to feed the surplus population isn't the answer either, we are already doing enough damage to the planet with all the GMO seed and chemicals needed to support that sort of farming. I fear the solution will be the very un politically correct stand that the rest of the world will need to step back and let nature take its course rather that just pour in foreign aid...of course that would likely lead to war. I don't know how it'll come about, population control, but it will have to come one day.

      Glenn TremblayGlenn Tremblay3 ヶ月 前
    • it's not about control, it's about possibilities. Europe has clearly shown that as soon as women get a chance to do something interesting with their lives, birth rates drop. So the best way to help, when it comes to the countries lagging behind, is to support progressive governments, separation of church and state, and charities and businesses that support equality, education and help women get involved in their country's economy. Nobody would call you racist for that, what are you talking about?

      Zuma ZumaZuma Zuma3 ヶ月 前
  • Diva cup is very real! And now I'm visualizing Mariah Carey drinking from one! 😳🤢

    Chris MChris M3 ヶ月 前
  • How dare he disrespect pandas.

    LilybeanLilybean4 ヶ月 前
  • Just be gay. Or trans.

    DOB LimingDOB Liming4 ヶ月 前
  • Why did he only throw the meatboy child in the air, but said nothing of cathing him?

    Alex the pickerAlex the picker4 ヶ月 前
  • I don't have siblings. so sad

    Enoch WayneEnoch Wayne4 ヶ月 前
  • Actually, it turns out pandas mate just fine but human meddling (of course) messes up their habitat and makes them not want to mate.

    luckjes112 haverkampluckjes112 haverkamp4 ヶ月 前
  • John Oliver is a better more reliable news source than half the 'serious' news sources around * and hes super funny

    Astral DreamheadAstral Dreamhead4 ヶ月 前
  • Only men manage to kill first millions of baby girls to then buy women from abroad for substitution- instead of appreciating baby girls and then treat grown women with respect and care....

    Celisar1Celisar14 ヶ月 前
  • Actually us only children are more well behaved than those with siblings.

    Dawson Michael John Kenney PughDawson Michael John Kenney Pugh4 ヶ月 前
    • @Spurious Lathos Yes.

      Dawson Michael John Kenney PughDawson Michael John Kenney Pugh3 ヶ月 前
    • Hahahahahahahahahahaha Oh, you're serious. Let me laugh even harder. *HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA*

      Spurious LathosSpurious Lathos3 ヶ月 前
  • diva cup is real :D

    AliseAlise4 ヶ月 前
  • A disproportionate number of one gender over the other will often lead to an increase in homosexuality. I was curious if they were going to talk about that in the video. But it would probably be near impossible to gather that data considering China's views on it.

    Kelly BKelly B4 ヶ月 前
  • A logical solution to the shortage of women would be to let each woman have up to five husbands. I say five because I think that’s the maximum number of husbands I personally could handle, so maybe I should revise: as many husbands as a woman wants. I’m sure there would be some problems, but sure, even in one husband/one wife situations there are problems.

    Irene MaxIrene Max4 ヶ月 前
    • pretty sure most women wouldn't want to give birth five times, so for some of those husbands such a union still wouldn't fulfill one of the major purposes of getting married

      Zuma ZumaZuma Zuma3 ヶ月 前
  • It’s really alarming to watch the PRC’s rise when you take into consideration its quasi-totalitarian government. I do hope they never ever get more influential in global governance.

    Frank CastleFrank Castle4 ヶ月 前
  • More abortions worldwide. 👍👍👍

    Richard BowersRichard Bowers4 ヶ月 前
  • John Oliver gives(not just him)the impression people stop making babies after 1, every child outside the one child policy are not registered, basically not citizens...can you run a story in a part 2 about the children born outside the one... currently the two...child policy

    Kelo PalaitaKelo Palaita4 ヶ月 前
    • He talked about the children who came with a massive fine, birth their child outside the country, or just hide them from the government. 13:33 talks about one such person.

      Spurious LathosSpurious Lathos3 ヶ月 前
  • What's the difference between China's Heihaizi and America's stay at home moms/dads

    Kelo PalaitaKelo Palaita4 ヶ月 前
    • ... Because Americans being stay at home parents should be by choice? Because in the United States we can have as many children as we please? Because we theoretically get tax breaks for having more children instead of being fined for having them? Take your pick: I'm not sure what you thought your argument was here.

      Spurious LathosSpurious Lathos3 ヶ月 前
  • "It's basically a copyright infringement" I don't know what you expected. It's China, the country of bad to surprisingly good knock offs.

    Jim LiJim Li4 ヶ月 前
  • Why is China f*ing itself

    Shivam SahniShivam Sahni4 ヶ月 前
  • The women said the people whon enforced the law is too extreme left.(11:11)

    Dominic WangDominic Wang4 ヶ月 前
    • Yes, because they live under communist rule where she was forced to have an abortion. There is a difference between freedom of choice and a forced abortion.

      Spurious LathosSpurious Lathos3 ヶ月 前
  • So John wanting to bite a kids stomache isn't paedophilia?

    RuthiealRuthieal4 ヶ月 前
  • Meanwhile in Brazil most cities have ratio of 6 women per 1 man! Could it be the reason why so many Chinese are moving there?

    brazuca80brazuca805 ヶ月 前
  • still a better policy than self bombing twin towers

    Sidd QloSidd Qlo5 ヶ月 前
  • "Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think about whether or not they *should* ." -Dr. Ian Malcom

    Jordan EggermanJordan Eggerman5 ヶ月 前
  • One child boy in China

    Peggy TrawickPeggy Trawick5 ヶ月 前
  • Why does nobody talk about overpopulation? the argument that a population is aging and there should be lots of youth to care for seniors sounds pyramid - schemeish.

    An Australian DropbearAn Australian Dropbear5 ヶ月 前
  • I would've offered tax incentives for male vasectomies, or free condoms for life.

    JarrettJarrett5 ヶ月 前
    • @Cameron Mead sure, but men need to stop being lazy when it comes to contraceptives. Wear condoms: They also help to prevent STI and STDs, some of which are becoming quite common (HPV for example). So, if men break up with their girlfriends, or vice versa, at least both of their private parts come out of those relationships a little "cleaner." I'm not messing with anyone who's made a habit of going bareback with people they've only dated a little while.

      JarrettJarrett3 ヶ月 前
    • Or national free birth control

      Cameron MeadCameron Mead5 ヶ月 前
  • By the naming logic of Chinese parents, wouldn't most Americans be named something along the lines of 10000USD Smith?

    RenchesAndSordsRenchesAndSords5 ヶ月 前
  • The part about the duck genitalia was so disturbing.... Plus that story about forced abortions was horrifying... hopefully they'll rot in hell I'm guessing this is why so many men commit suicide...esp in China....their previous generations we're FUCKING retarded....same in many other India, Ireland, Japan....etc etc etc....

    Stephen KeyStephen Key5 ヶ月 前
  • I love John Oliver. Cracks me up every time!

    Shelli FranklinShelli Franklin5 ヶ月 前
  • My grandma actually paid for me to NOT be aborted, which is really sad when you think about it as I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for a few thousand dollars.

    Joe. JiaJoe. Jia5 ヶ月 前
  • Most western countries have a birth rate below 2 without any family planning policies. We just empowered women to pursue careers, educated women and men on the usefulness of contraception, and made it expensive to raise a child. No time for sex, a way to stop getting pregnant until you’re ready, and women’s empowerment has delayed the marriage and pregnancy start point by roughly a decade, and this has naturally reduced the birth rate. Like most acts of authoritarian governments, there are more effective alternatives that don’t require brutal enforcement by self righteous crusaders.

    Dale HartleyDale Hartley5 ヶ月 前
  • Chinese military: we don't need girls girls are yucky

    memememe5 ヶ月 前