China’s state broadcaster has come under fire once more for a performance featuring dancerswho appeared on stage wearing outfits that approximated African clothing and who had darkened their skin with makeup. Al Jazeera reports that the gala sparked similar controversy in 2018 over a skit featuring actress Lou Naiming, who appeared on stage in colourful garb, her face and arms coloured brown, carrying a fruit basket on her head and accompanied by someone costumed as a monkey.