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Chinese man accused of exploiting Malawian children charged with human trafficking, denied bail

  • Lu Ke, the Chinese national accused of exploiting Malawian children to make racist videos, was charged with human trafficking and denied bail on Monday.
  • A BBC Africa Eye documentary exposed Lu Ke’s money-making scheme, in which he allegedly paid children half a dollar to star in videos that sold for up to $70 each.
  • Known to the children as Susu, the Chinese national was extradited back to Malawi on Saturday from neighboring Zambia, where he fled after the documentary caused public outrage.
  • Lu Ke is being held at Maula Prison in the capital city of Lilongwe and is expected to face more charges in the next 15 days.

Lu Ke, the Chinese national accused of exploiting Malawian children to make racist videos, has been charged with human trafficking and denied bail, according to reports.

Lu Ke, 26, was handed over by Zambia to Malawi on Saturday after he fled the latter following the revelation of his alleged activities. Zambian authorities previously arrested and fined him for illegal entry and illegal stay.

Chinese man accused of exploiting children for racist videos extradited to Malawi

  • Lu Ke, a Chinese national, is accused of exploiting Malawian children for racist videos to be sold on Chinese social media.
  • Known to the kids as Susu, Lu Ke fled to Zambia after a BBC Africa Eye documentary exposed his alleged money-making scheme last month.
  • Lu Ke allegedly paid each child less than a dollar to star in his videos, which he then sold for up to $70 each.
  • He allegedly produced up to 380 videos each day, earning about 77 million kwacha (approximately $75,300).
  • Zambia handed Lu Ke over to Malawi on Saturday, and he is now expected to stand trial in a Malawian court.

A Chinese man accused of exploiting Malawian children for racist videos to be sold in China has been extradited to Malawi, according to reports.

Lu Ke, known to the children as Susu, fled to neighboring Zambia last month after a BBC Africa Eye documentary exposed his alleged money-making scheme.

‘Don’t take advantage of us’: Malawians protest Chinese national’s racist exploitation of kids

  • Dozens of Malawians took to the streets this week to condemn Chinese national Lu Ke for his alleged exploitation of local children and demand action from the Malawian and Chinese governments.
  • Lu Ke, known locally as Susu, allegedly paid children half a dollar a day to star in hundreds of racist videos, which he then sold on Chinese social media.
  • Malawian authorities confirmed on Monday that Lu Ke had been arrested in neighboring Zambia.
  • Protesters marching to the Chinese Embassy on Tuesday demanded that Lu Ke be tried in a Malawi court and that his victims receive compensation and psychological support.
  • Malawi has begun the process to extradite Lu Ke, while the Chinese Embassy in Lilongwe says they will “work closely” with Malawi to resolve the situation.

Dozens of Malawians took to the streets this week to denounce a Chinese national accused of exploiting local children in racist videos sold on Chinese social media.

Lu Ke, also known as Susu, was featured in a BBC Africa Eye documentary that exposed his alleged activities in Lilongwe’s Njewa village for the past five years.

Zambia police arrest Chinese national accused of paying kids to say ‘I am a Black monster’ for videos

  • Lu Ke, a Chinese national accused of exploiting children for racist videos in Malawi, was arrested in neighboring Zambia.
  • A BBC Africa Eye documentary exposed Lu Ke’s activities last week, sparking national outrage and calls for a crackdown on Chinese immigrants living in Malawi illegally.
  • In one of his alleged videos, Malawian children are seen chanting “I am a Black monster” and “My IQ is low.”
  • Lu Ke allegedly paid each child half a dollar to make 380 videos every day, which he sold for up to $70 on Chinese social media.
  • The Chinese Embassy in Malawi said it will “closely work” with local authorities to ensure that the issue is properly addressed.
  • Malawian authorities are now expected to seek Lu Ke’s extradition.

Editor’s Note: The headline of this article has been corrected to state that Zambia, not Malawi, police arrested the Chinese national.

A Chinese national accused of exploiting children in Malawi by making them appear in racist videos for half a dollar a day is now under police custody.

Exposé on Chinese national’s racist videos exploiting children puts pressure on Malawi government

The government of Malawi is under pressure to track down undocumented Chinese migrants after a Chinese national living in the country was accused of creating videos that depicted racism against Black people.

Lu Ke, who reportedly admitted and then quickly denied making at least one such video, is the subject of a new BBC Africa Eye documentary called “Racism for Sale.”