In a short video, a group of African children in red shirts and shorts happily looked at the camera, chanting in Chinese: “I am a black monster and my IQ is low. Yeah!” They repeated these words with joy and enthusiasm, apparently not knowing what they were saying. The video was uploaded to Douyin, a Chinese video platform, in February 2020.
After more than a year of investigation, BBC reporters allege that a Chinese man named Lu Ke paid a nominal “salary” to these African children to make short videos mocking Africans, and then he sold the videos on Chinese online platforms.
Wanted by Malawi police, Lu was arrested in Zambia on June 20, and Malawian authorities are seeking to extradite him.
Trend in Communist China
Beginning in 2015, greeting videos involving Africans speaking Chinese became a trend in China, a new business, and even an industry. These short videos can be sold online in China, ranging from $10 to $70 per video….