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Despite Controversy, the Video Industry Exposed by the BBC’s Racism Documentary Is Thriving

A still from the BBC documentary "Racism for Sale," showing the producer Runako Celina with stills from the hundreds of "well-wishing" videos featuring African children.

Even as Chinese diplomats scramble to distance themselves from the trade in videos featuring African children coached to repeat demeaning phrases in Mandarin, the “well-wishing video” industry exposed by the recent BBC documentary “Racism for Sale” is going strong.

The China-watcher blog Panda Paw Dragon Claw took a fascinating deep dive into this industry, uncovering where it came from and where it’s going.

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