The sketch was broadcast from the CCTV Spring Festival Gala, an annual variety show, watched by over 800 million people.
The sketch ended with the mother expressing Africa's love for China and the Chinese people in Chinese.
The skit's intent was to promote Africa's role in China's "One Belt One Road" (OBOR) program, which was initially meant to connect Beijing to Europe through the ancient silk road, but has since expanded to include significant investment in Africa and Latin America. The sketch was set around people working on the Nairobi-Mombasa railway project.
However, this is not the first time Chinese entertainment shows have caused controversy with their portrayals of other ethnicities.
China's TV gala has become as much a part of the spring festival tradition as dumplings and lanterns. But what's particularly striking about the whole toe-curling spectacle is that it is also strangely at odds with China's own message.
However, when faced with the suggestion that it's involved in neo-colonialism, China insists that it comes not to exploit, but in partnership with and for the mutual benefit of its African partners. And was that a Chinese woman in blackface with a fake posterior?
Simply naive and clumsy?
But while it seems like China's soft-power project is still a work in progress, every country has its faux pas - as long as there are clueless people.
He is not a runner, nor a talker, but sitting alongside Matic in a deep position, the German would free Pogba further forward. The 28-year-old has netted 11 times and registered 52 assists in 176 appearances for Real Madrid in all competitions.
If you were in Miami last week and didn't receive a thick wad of bills from Canadian rapper Drake , stop reading this now. Today, the rapper posted the video for his song " God's Plan " that he's been filming around Miami this month.
At the fifth end, South Korea earned two points to widen gap with Canada to 4-1 by pushing out two stones of their rivals. Sweden. "Twenty-four guys playing their first Olympic game - the hype, the long day - you use a lot of energy".
He said Bannon was given an opportunity to provide a reason why he should not be held in contempt but declined to do so. Republicans and Democrats subpoenaed him after he similarly refused to answer some questions in a January interview.
Hanyu could be the first man to win back-to-back Olympic gold medals since Button did so in 1948 and 1952. Uno, just 20, is actually second in the world rankings behind Hanyu, just ahead of Fernandez and Chen.
On Friday afternoon, officials became aware of social media postings containing alleged threats against the high school. Wilbourn says a student reported to a school administrator that a classmate posted a threat on social media.
According to a witness, Luke helped pull the shaken woman from her smoking BMW after he became concerned that it might catch fire. Haas has been released from the hospital but has withdrawn from the tournament this week. "It's just a very, very sad story".
But some big steel-consuming manufacturers saw their share prices decline. "That could open the door for a global trade war". One Clinton administration trade adviser told Bloomberg a year ago the 1962 law is like a "sledgehammer" on trade.
Apple has told developers that new apps submitted by April should embrace the iPhone X's notch and almost bezel-less display. The new iOS brought with it a host of bugs for users, with the worst of it hitting iPhone and iPad owners late a year ago .
City and Liverpool won 4-0 and 5-0 respectively at decent opposition and showed that they are serious contenders for the trophy. Rochdale promised to relay the turf after last weekend's game against Fleetwood was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.
Student Daniel Huerfano said he recognized Cruz from an Instagram photo in which Cruz had posed with a gun in front of his face. He said Cruz would set off the fire alarm, day after day, and finally got expelled in the eighth grade.
Rare's upcoming piratical multiplayer game, Sea of Thieves , will have another beta over the course of this weekend. This first planned scale test is open only to Xbox Insiders and those who had access to the Closed Beta .
What makes this play particularly fascinating from a chess-match perspective is just how long the Eagles allowed it to marinate. Similar to every Super Bowl the Patriots have played in, the game came down to the wire, the last play and the final whistle.
Police armed with heavy weaponry swarmed Highline College in Washington state on Friday morning after the reports of shots. Federal officials said they had found no evidence of a shooter nor any victims but continued to clear the campus .
The two appeared before a federal judge in Lower Manhattan where they were arraigned on federal explosives-related charges. Mayor Bill de Blasio also reassured citizens that there was "no imminent threat directed at New York City at this time".
The new section of the park includes roller coaster Slinky Dog Dash , Alien Swirling Saucers and a new track of Toy Story Mania . The eagerly-anticipated Toy Story Land at Walt Disney World in Florida is set to open on 30 June, Disney announced on Friday.
Deadline reports Wonder Woman star Lucy Davis has been cast as Aunt Hilda in Netflix's The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina . Gomez will play Mary Wardell, Sabrina's favorite teacher and mentor at Baxter High.
Mikaela Shiffrin entered the Winter Olympics as one of the biggest stars and perhaps the most dominant Alpine skier in the world . It's the third time in four days an Alpine skiing race was shelved because gusts made it too risky for competition .
Top aides at the White House were aware of the allegations last fall, and he was permitted an interim security clearance . In an interview with Fox News Radio on Wednesday, Andy Card , who served as chief of staff to President George W.
Peel Hunt maintained the shares of EIG in report on Friday, January 5 with "Buy" rating. (NYSE:HRTG) rating on Friday, November 3. As per Wednesday, September 13, the company rating was maintained by Numis Securities. (NASDAQ:AMAT) on Wednesday, August 23.
Last year, more than 80 percent of the production growth from the United States came from shale oil deposits in the Lower 48. The U.S. benchmark crude contract lost nearly 10 percent of its value last week amid concerns about the broader economy.