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African Exploitation Videos Are Big Business on Chinese Social Media

The recent BBC documentary “Racism for Sale” pointed a powerful spotlight on the popular Chinese “blessing video” business that is both highly exploitative and very profitable. These videos feature Africans and people from other developing regions, often including children, conveying messages that are often demeaning.

In the weeks following the release of the documentary, most of the attention on this issue was focused on the culprit, a 26-year Chinese man by the name of Lu Ke, and people’s shock in Malawi and other African countries where these videos were filmed.

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