China's Lost Girls

China's Lost Girls
43:11 | 2005

Categories: Documentary, Politics

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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William Gary
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March 29, 2015
A
Almon Ponce
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September 29, 2014
A
lisamccall@nctv.com
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September 27, 2014
I suppose we will end up with a flood of girls in USA whose parents are bleeding rich...
Meng Han
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September 23, 2014
A
CS
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May 31, 2014
A
رفودي العملاق
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April 20, 2014
F
good information
China Dad
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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
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January 22, 2014
B-
Mistydawn Compton
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January 7, 2014
B
curiosofilms
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November 28, 2013
Love it, but it made me sad. I always enjoy pretty much anything Lisa Ling does.