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

John Oliver discusses China’s one-child policy, and all its consequences, intended and not.
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  1. monica reyes

    monica reyes

    7 uur geleden

    This sounds like eugenics 🧐

  2. cientochentasur


    9 uur geleden

    More racist jokes for this “woke” liberal. Liberals will always side with fascists against the left.

  3. 缑晨


    9 uur geleden

    just all negative.

  4. 博雅


    11 uur geleden

    11:12 the woman said :it's just(the grassroots officers) who carried out the policy were too on the left(too radical) then how did HBO translate that?"the policy was just so senseless" im not saying that policy was great,but boy it's absolutly not what HBO makes it sounds like not sure it was the whole HBO news couldn't find a proper chinese translater or they just did it on purpose

  5. Tobias Niebergall

    Tobias Niebergall

    13 uur geleden

    the world suffocates in humans....time to bash the one child policy

  6. Robert Daws

    Robert Daws

    13 uur geleden

    My wife born 1990 was 1 of 3, for the majority of the population this wasn’t enforced the way we believe it was.

  7. MarsMellon


    14 uur geleden

    8:55 it's the toilet paper right?

  8. Lily Tiger

    Lily Tiger

    15 uur geleden

    Diva cup is real

  9. 庄吴铭


    16 uur geleden

    Every story in this video can find their resemblances in almost every village in China. Just talked to some friends about policies that people resent, including one child policy, during national day holiday. Those policies are usually implemented in insensitive ways. And it’s ironic that the langue about what we should do can have a huge u-turn in just a few years.

  10. 庄吴铭


    16 uur geleden

    One professor I heard was fired due to her having second child just a few weeks before two child policy was implemented.

  11. necromancer


    19 uur geleden

    One child policy is the solution for many social problems like poverty and unemployment.

  12. Ello Owu

    Ello Owu

    21 uur geleden

    Lol, chinas a sausage fest

  13. 王慧娟


    21 uur geleden

    So many biases and show how mean Americans are. More meatball in US, guys

  14. Wade Smalling

    Wade Smalling

    22 uur geleden


  15. loveablebastard


    23 uur geleden

    John Oliver discusses: not U.S. foreign policy since the end of WW2.

  16. Yuruo Lei

    Yuruo Lei

    23 uur geleden

    I am a Chinese only child, and I think this video is just full of prejudice and disrespect. I'm not defending the one-child policy, but I cannot just sit silently when celebrities are intentionally distorting the facts and defacing my home country. Abortions are voluntary choices, and I have many friends and classmates whose parents choose to give birth to a 2nd or even the 3rd child with totally affordable fines. I'm not saying this is the most ideal situation, but things are definitely how Oliver hoaxes in this show. Also, so many other countries also have gender discrimination, including America. Planed parenthood in America is also full of hypocrisies and problems. I just don't understand why being so hostile to a county you barely know is so cool to some people. Really, just hear more voices from students and people who are actually from mainland china rather than watch this type of talk show which intentionally brainwashes its audience.

    • L R

      L R

      16 uur geleden

      Yuruo Lei Excellent comment. I don’t appreciate the condescending attitude this show frequently demonstrates. Many things get mocked in very poor taste and trivialized or sensationalized to suit the program’s agenda. There are enough really pressing issues in this country and in the world that are critical and call for urgent attention, how about we focus on those. In general I appreciate that they discuss things nobody else ventures into, but they do exaggerate, a few weeks ago the issue was discussed that is critical, and it’s my professional area, so I thought “finally” - but then they misrepresented a few things & skewed statistics, so it loses credibility. I really respect the tone of your comment, really dignified.

  17. Ayman El kadouri

    Ayman El kadouri

    Dag geleden

    A country shouldn't control how many children your having so long as you take care of them and treat them well

  18. Momma Bear

    Momma Bear

    Dag geleden

    More than the u.s. population was Murdered.. 400 MILLION BABIES

  19. Alejandro Molina

    Alejandro Molina

    Dag geleden

    I learned this from China Uncensored a while ago.

  20. Alexander Lynch

    Alexander Lynch

    Dag geleden

    Voluntary late-term abortion: just like drinking from a water fountain.

  21. Philip V

    Philip V

    Dag geleden

    He may be the most unfunny man on earth. Jeez, imagine running into this snooze at a party overhearing him talk about pandas. When there's no actual laughtrack, people tend to flee rather quickly.

  22. LFPS0311


    Dag geleden


  23. Ra Gut

    Ra Gut

    Dag geleden

    Menstrual cups are real, period panties are real. The joke is the toilet paper.

  24. Timothy Vaschu

    Timothy Vaschu

    Dag geleden

    Solution: Go to other countries and have sex ...

  25. Decoder


    Dag geleden

    Fuck chinese communist party

  26. Jet Kismet

    Jet Kismet

    Dag geleden

    If you want to learn more about the dangers of government handled population control, research communist Romania’s 770 decree. They pretty much were on the opposite extreme, banning abortion unless a woman had already had FIVE children. Employers Also carefully monitored female worker’s menstrual health and the secret police kept a watchful eye on you until you had a healthy delivery. The resulting overcrowded orphanages are a whole other horror story.

  27. Andy E

    Andy E

    Dag geleden

    China will now delete John from its internet. China is a free non police state, they have all freedoms as US. Lol

  28. Michael Edwards

    Michael Edwards

    Dag geleden

    The one child policy was only in effect in big cities. Farmers and those who lived in less populated areas could have more than one.

  29. MadNotAngry


    Dag geleden

    ZPG - Zero Population Growth. Reproduce yourself, then stop.

  30. 龚飞洋


    Dag geleden

    The two-child policy is not asking people to raise two babies, but allowing them to have two babies, which shows that your knowledge about China nowadays is stilled biased. You know what, you did a great job by showing the "truth" of China to Americans, all the Americans should keep thinking that way: China is still a poor and weak country, so that we would have a lot of time to develop and surpass you before you can realize.

  31. Funnygamera1ex


    Dag geleden

    It's ironic. Cause almost every time I see a Asian or Chinese dude, a huge mob of other Asian or Chinese follow behind. One child policy my ass! Fucking politics ... They clearly have their heads shoved up their asses over in Asia. Cause obviously, everyone just moves to the US(for the most part) to start families. Fuck Asia's government. Someone obviously needs to step up over there. Killing or orphaning kids because "It's the law" is completely fucked up.

  32. coffeeandcigeratte


    Dag geleden

    It’s a no brainer the girls in china have “princess syndrome” because the ball is in their court.

  33. elivevile


    Dag geleden

    Given that they don't care at all about violating human rights in order to make national policies, if they're worried about having too many old people, they could just mandate them to suicide or get killed. "Give your life for the good of the country!"

  34. Dheeraj P B

    Dheeraj P B

    Dag geleden

    As an Indian it feels good to know that their people aren't happy and the pressure cooker will explode one day... 🙂



    Dag geleden

    I just move dam

  36. CX Tian

    CX Tian

    Dag geleden

    It pains me to watch this one.

  37. Johnny BeGood

    Johnny BeGood

    2 dagen geleden

    34 million is just little over than 2% of the whole population of China. So it basically means there's approximately 49% of women and 51% of man. You could hardly say there are "far more men than women".

  38. Tua Neh Ji

    Tua Neh Ji

    2 dagen geleden

    Need to clarify John Oliver's reason for Chinese's intention about having boys. They want it because boys carry on the surname (last name/family name) of the family so the family pin their hopes on the guy getting married and carrying on the family legacy. But now with a lack of women, it seems counter productive to have a boy in the first place.

    • Melissa


      9 uur geleden

      Yep, many family names are gonna die out once those "Meatballs" are old men without any children anyways. These families killed their girl children so the name could last one more generation. Sad.

  39. Times of BE

    Times of BE

    2 dagen geleden

    I missed the point what is Oliver's beef : he is upset with china ending of one child policy or happy they did it?

  40. Big Smoke

    Big Smoke

    2 dagen geleden

    14:56 damn I wish I could attend that class

  41. Aleksandar


    2 dagen geleden

    Yeah, population growing out of control is real. I hate communism but you must put some kind of limit on the number of children someone can have. We have it right here in the West, just let people pay for their own damn children and see how those abortions go up real fast! Planned parenthood is what distinguishes us from animals and 1.4 billion Chinese is about enough for that region and the world, thank you very much :)

  42. Eric Sun

    Eric Sun

    2 dagen geleden

    Making fun of a nation without knowing or studying its history won't make you noble, but do make you famous, which however is cheap, I am afraid. 540M population was doubled in 30 years after CCP established the new country and implemented encourage-birth policy, because of too many people died in wars (For the soul lost in wars which your nation was part of, is it funny?). And this finally led to the birth control policy in 1980. This is NOT about CCP override human rights, but about people exploring all ways of how to develop this country in most healthy and efficient ways. From a political perspective, nothing is absolutely right or wrong, but I see with my own eyes that Chinese are growing and getting away from poverty with our amazing and world-shocking speed. What are you doing now?

  43. Gianna Di Biase Castro

    Gianna Di Biase Castro

    2 dagen geleden

    The 4.3 dislikes are from guys happily married with their full size doll, and the other . 1 is from those that wish Donald duck looked like that, because 2019 is a sick age...

  44. Alfnir Bjornson

    Alfnir Bjornson

    2 dagen geleden

    China is the biggest shithole you could ever live. Your life is controlled by the government and is worth less than nothing. You can find thousands of videos of people dying in the middle of the streets and no one calls the police, no one cleans them up.

  45. TheJaybrone


    2 dagen geleden

    China topped off their celebrations by getting blown by. The nba and it’s biggest stars.

  46. Theodore Shuai

    Theodore Shuai

    2 dagen geleden

    计划生育政策该骂,没什么好洗白的。 哪怕你控制「只生两个」也好啊,虽然本质上还是错的,但对如今的老龄化问题来说都是一种极大的缓解。

  47. Jeff Bell

    Jeff Bell

    2 dagen geleden

    looks like the men's grill at the country club.

  48. toplobster


    2 dagen geleden

    History is memes now - I would read that

  49. Albi


    2 dagen geleden

    I guess china is the only race going to survive this planet. Calling children meatballs is very OK so they put some effort to lose weight not stay in the internet all day doing nothing. China has figured it out

  50. Anna Doboczky

    Anna Doboczky

    2 dagen geleden

    It's a shame Last Week Tonight's writers weren't objective enough to mention WHY China implemented that policy or how much worse China's citizen would have been off if they hadnt...

  51. Thomas Müthing

    Thomas Müthing

    2 dagen geleden

    China ist the least democratic nation in the world. Outside of the US, of course.

  52. yourstruly467358 673

    yourstruly467358 673

    2 dagen geleden

    Communism doesn't work. Creates oppression and repression. Usually overthrown by a revolution.

    • 王大震


      18 uur geleden

      Ok let me read the context. I assume you are suggesting China=Communism. Not really, not even a real socialist country. Where are you from? The US?. If so, i guess public education system in the US doesn't work.

  53. Holden McGroin

    Holden McGroin

    2 dagen geleden

    Free Catalonia! HK people stand with Catalonia freedom! Please report on this event!

  54. Real World Endo

    Real World Endo

    2 dagen geleden

    John, apparently, has no idea how over-population and its consequences work. He's sitting in his cushy studio and thinks food, health services, jobs, and social support mechanisms grow on trees. A two child policy makes sense everywhere in the world. There should be increasing taxes for additional children. All environmental, energy, and employment problems are solved if we control population grown and go down to a reasonable number that can be supported by earth. There's no logical reason to aimlessly fill the earth with humans. We need to aim to improve the quality of life for humans on this earth rather than aim to increase the quantity of people in it. As usual, John is not addressing the main issue here.

    • Real World Endo

      Real World Endo

      9 uur geleden

      Melissa If you have to pay a tax for the third and fourth and additional kids instead of getting tax credits, as we currently have, you can control people’s behavior a lot easier. Tax them! It’s very easy solution but I agree, relain is the biggest obstacle with its ancient practices.

    • Melissa


      9 uur geleden

      Good luck with that...especially for the religious. We have a high population of a certain religion in my area who thinks it's quite off-putting if you have less than 4 children. 8 seems to be the average.

  55. Bt Tan

    Bt Tan

    2 dagen geleden

    Must also think of the consequences if there was no one child policy.Population 2 billion,two female to every male?. Also,what is wrong with improving the economy so people can have a better life to remain in power?. Isn't thst what every govt does?.Either by promising the people a better economy and better life to get into power,or once in power remind the people how much they have done for them to get re-elected. Isn't satisfying the people,winning the people over,the only way to get into power and remain in power?.

  56. Nein01


    2 dagen geleden

    China has over 1.4 billion people. If there are 34 million more men than women, that's only about 2% of the population. Why is this clown acting like there are no women in China? I bet there are more losers buying sex dolls in the US than there are in China. I mean, just look at 4chan..

  57. Bob Tipping

    Bob Tipping

    2 dagen geleden

    Oh God I made the stupidest seal sounds at the Australian flag bit

  58. V-Tape Terrorist

    V-Tape Terrorist

    2 dagen geleden

    people watch this and think its funny? fuck merican crotch goblins lol

  59. Chris William

    Chris William

    2 dagen geleden

    That's when button and people's business began UI you want to protect all the children understood but you split the Natural law of motion and by doing so you leave others in shambles

  60. Ben Hackl

    Ben Hackl

    2 dagen geleden

    Lesson to learn here: one should be really careful about unintended consequences when trying to engineer society and bend the reality to some ideologically desired outcome.