Chinese man behind racist videos of children in Malawi arrested

Chinese man behind racist videos of children in Malawi arrested

The suspect was identified as Lu Ke .

  • The suspect identified as Lu Ke, was being hunted down on allegations of racism and child exploitation after being featured in an exposé by BBC.
  • In one video, which caused public uproar, a group of children were seen reciting a Chinese chant which translated to "I'm a black monster and my IQ is low." 

A Chinese filmmaker wanted by the Malawi government for filming children reciting racists chants has been arrested.

The suspect identified as Lu Ke, was being hunted down on allegations of racism and child exploitation after being featured in an expose by BBC.

He was arrested in neighboring Zambia by Malawian police on Monday.

Malawi immigration spokesman Pasqually Zulu, confirming his arrest, said the suspect was attempting to flee through uncharted routes.

"He was arrested in Chipata, Zambia after fleeing the country through uncharted routes," Zulu said speaking to AFP.

In his videos Lu Ke would make the children sing racist remarks about themselves in Chinese phrases they did not understand.

He then sold the videos on Chinese social media platforms.

In one video, which caused public uproar, a group of children were seen reciting a Chinese chant which translated to "I'm a black monster and my IQ is low." 

Spokesman Zulu now says that Malawi is liaising with the Chinese government to have Lu Ke be detained abit longer to allow authorities complete investigations.

On his part, Chinese diplomat Wu Peng maintained that his country does not condone any discrimination against other nationalities and will continue cracking down individuals like Lu Ke and make sure they are brought to book.

"China has been cracking down on those unlawful online acts in the past yrs. We'll continue to crack down on such racial discrimination videos in the future," he wrote on his Twitter.

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