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

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  • Oct 6, 2019

  • John Oliver discusses China’s one-child policy, and all its consequences, intended and not. Connect with Last Week Tonight online... Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost news as it almost happens: Find Last Week Tonight on Facebook like your mom would: Follow us on Twitter for news about jokes and jokes about news: Visit our official site for all that other stuff at once:


  • Notorious Pepper
    Notorious Pepper 7 months ago

    “My money is on Diva Cup because it sounds like what Mariah Carey demands all her beverages come in”

  • patatedouce85
    patatedouce85 6 months ago

    PLEASE interview Wang Zheng, one of China’s foremost feminist thinkers. In her own words, “Female infanticide was not a concern of the government. But men cannot find wife, that is a concern for the government.”

  • Theodore Shuai
    Theodore Shuai 7 months ago (edited)

    I guess I'm the guy who's lucky enough to have a sister when this policy was still being carried on. I don't have such a tragic story, my father was an officer, and he managed to keep my sister using fake documents to justify it.

  • Michael Page
    Michael Page 7 months ago

    I was adopted because of the one child policy. Living a great life in Canada.

  • atomichippy
    atomichippy 7 months ago

    Chinese military officials creating a society with an excess of males with nothing to live for isn’t an error in foresight, it’s a recruiting tactic.

  • Pebble Person
    Pebble Person 2 months ago

    My childhood best friend was abandoned when her brother was born. Now she's captain of her highschool's cheer squad, has had straight A's her whole life, gets an adrenaline rush from organizing her backpack, and is planning on running for office one day. China lost a DAMN brilliant girl to that policy.

  • bucca2
    bucca2 6 months ago

    My dad had a colleague whose LITERAL LEGAL NAME was “fined 50,000” so. Yeah.

  • spongeintheshoe
    spongeintheshoe 7 months ago

    Pro-lifers think that every child should be allowed to be born and live.

  • JustWannaFreeFx
    JustWannaFreeFx 6 months ago

    Pro choice has it in its name

  • Maya Higeli
    Maya Higeli 6 months ago

    As a child adopted from china because of this policy I'm thrilled to see that John brought this issue up.

  • askthepizzaguy
    askthepizzaguy 6 months ago

    John Oliver is really angry underneath that smile, and so am I.

  • Len W
    Len W 6 months ago

    as the one child from the one child policy. I can say this with confidence that Oliver didn't hit it hard enough. The policy had caused so much suffering on the personal level, community and as a country

  • geniusfollower
    geniusfollower 6 months ago

    John's female writers ribbing him and letting him go on air with plausibly half-serious, incomplete information for the sake of a joke is the kind of hilarity I am here for.

  • Nerf Irelia
    Nerf Irelia 7 months ago

    Imagine having to take care of 4 grandparents and 2 parents, but then the government also wants you to raise 2 children at the same time.

  • liv
    liv 6 months ago

    As a girl adopted from China due to the one child policy my heart breaks and I imagine my birth mother so much in the woman crying at

  • Thomas Jacobs
    Thomas Jacobs 2 months ago

    Bless that man for making sex dolls honestly. Who knows how many girls has been saved from human trafficking thanks to him.

  • Neartmhor
    Neartmhor 2 months ago

    I remember a news story that had a lot of people in Australia very upset in the late 90s- a Chinese woman came here as a refugee because she was pregnant with her second child. She pleaded with the Australian government to just wait to send her back until after she’d had the kid (which shouldn’t have been a probable, we don’t have birthright citizenship here), but they didn’t. They sent her back at 8 months pregnant.

  • Frau Doktor
    Frau Doktor 6 months ago

    There's some perverse symbolism with them using Tienanmen Square for this grotesque spectacle. You know, the scene of numerous MURDERS.

  • ChriZ GaGuRoShoMo
    ChriZ GaGuRoShoMo 7 months ago

    "21k Chen" should start rapping. He has already got one hell of a name for it.

  • ThatDumbass
    ThatDumbass 1 month ago

    “China’s population is rapidly aging”