A YouTube video of an actor and comedian in China performing a skit about how the US was stealing Asian land from Japan and stealing Asian culture is becoming increasingly popular among Asian fans.
It’s the latest viral phenomenon to grab attention in the country of 2.2 billion, which has seen a dramatic rise in online content over the past year and a half.
It comes as a growing number of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) people, often referred to as the “internet generation,” increasingly tune in to YouTube to find entertainment and information about themselves, often in response to the country’s violent police response to protests.
Some of the content has also drawn attention from US authorities, who have said that they are looking into the matter and have launched an investigation into the clip.
In a YouTube video posted Monday, a Chinese actor named Liu Lingwei, who also goes by the stage name Lu Lingwei and has performed at some of the countrys largest festivals, described how America has stolen a piece of Asia.
He told a camera crew that he and other Asian entertainers from China have been filming a video to teach the US the “basic truths” of life and culture and to show the world how people are supposed to live.
“It’s time to say to the world: I love America,” Liu said in the video.
“I love the country, I love our culture.
And I hope that you love your country too.”
Liu Lingwei’s video has attracted nearly 5 million views on YouTube in less than a week.
In the past month, his performance has become a big hit on Chinese social media sites, including Sina Weibo, the social network of the ruling Communist Party.
In his video, Liu Lingfeu describes how he and fellow Chinese actors are part of a group called the Asian entertainer group, and says that they use the platform to educate people on Asian culture and how to live their lives.
“We are all members of the Asian entertainment group and we all try to raise awareness and show the whole world that the world is better than what they have been taught,” Liu Lingfue said in his video.
Liu’s performance, which was made before his arrest on Sunday, is the latest in a growing list of popular Asian entertainings that have been made by Chinese people, mostly of East Asian descent.
In April, a South Korean television host, Lee Byung-hwan, had his show “My Brother, My Brother,” which is based on Chinese history and literature, pulled after the government threatened to take away his show.
And earlier this year, a video of Chinese actress Wu Zuohu performing a dance routine for a group of men in the US inspired a petition to the White House to condemn the act.
In an interview with The Associated Press last week, Liu said he had not done anything illegal.
He said he was trying to teach a lesson to the United States.
“If we live with this mindset, we will become more violent.
This is the mindset that the Americans have.
We don’t want to live with it,” Liu told the AP.”
I’m not a criminal, but I’m trying to do something that I think will be a good lesson for people,” Liu added.
Chinese media has picked up on the trend and has picked apart the video as a parody of the US government’s crackdown on anti-American protests.
Liu Lingwei, who is also known as Liu Yang, is seen in the clip smiling while performing a Chinese dance routine.
The videos have also sparked criticism from Chinese politicians, who said that Liu Lingwellu’s performance was disrespectful to the nations sovereignty.
In a video on China’s official microblog Weibo on Monday, Hong Kong lawmaker Regina Ip told Liu Lingui to stop “blaming America” for the American government’s actions.
“You are not a Chinese.
You are not American.
You do not know the history of America.
So you are only trying to make a joke,” Ip wrote.
The comments were widely shared on social media, with some criticizing the actor’s “joke” and accusing him of violating the Chinese Communist Party’s rule of law.