Malawi: Chinese man held over racist videos

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“A Chinese filmmaker wanted by Malawi as part of an investigation into allegations of racism and child exploitation has been arrested. Lu Ke was a Malawi resident when he was exposed by BBC Africa Eye, which reported he had used local children to film personalised greetings videos, some of which included racist content. These videos can be bought for up to $70 (£55) on Chinese social media and internet platforms. Lu Ke denied making derogatory videos. He said he made his videos in order to spread Chinese culture to the local community. In one of the videos seen by the BBC, a group of young children is made to chant (in Chinese) ‘I’m a black monster. My IQ is low,’ clearly unaware of what they are saying.” (06/20/22)