China's Lost Girls

Categories: Documentary, Politics
43min | 2005
National Geographic host Lisa Ling explores CHINA'S LOST GIRLS, consequences of China's two-decade-old, ''one child policy'' designed to curb the country's exploding population. Due to cultural, social and economic factors, traditional preference leans toward boys, so girls are often hidden, aborted, or abandoned. As a result, tens of thousands of girls end up in orphanages across China. Today, more than one quarter of all babies adopted from abroad by American families come from China-and nearly all are girls. Ling joins some of these families as they travel to China to meet their new daughters for the first time. Along this emotional journey, she shares in the joy of these growing families and also witnesses firsthand China's gender gap, its roots, and its possible repercussions.

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Topics: Lisa Ling, Population, Government, Society, China, Orphanage, Adoption, Children, Parents, Demographics
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Almon Ponce
Almon Ponce
September 29, 2014
A
lisamccall@nctv.com
lisamccall@nctv.com
September 27, 2014
I suppose we will end up with a flood of girls in USA whose parents are bleeding rich...
Meng Han
Meng Han
September 23, 2014
A
CS
CS
May 31, 2014
A
رفودي العملاق
رفودي العملاق
April 20, 2014
F
good information
China Dad
China Dad
February 19, 2014
A+
After watching this I am still a little bothered by the title, but I now take it to mean that "China" has lost their daughters (not that their daughters are lost), and China's misfortune is our "fortune". You did a great job Lisa, and I Thank You for taking me back on a journey I made so many years ago to adopt my beautiful daughters. Sending this into the cosmos of the internet, I want to also Thank the people of China. I have heard people say that China doesn't like girls (BS) - they love girls just as we do. China is just in a very unfortunate situation, and again, China's misfortune is our fortune.
Chelsea Rose
Chelsea Rose
January 22, 2014
B-
Mistydawn Compton
Mistydawn Compton
January 7, 2014
B
curiosofilms
curiosofilms
November 28, 2013
Love it, but it made me sad. I always enjoy pretty much anything Lisa Ling does.