Chinese karaoke fans sing Angola’s praises

By Justin Rowlatt
BBC News, Luanda

Thousands of Chinese entrepreneurs who flocked to Angola to capitalise on rebuilding the economy after its civil war are enjoying a better life, new opportunities – and even the odd karaoke night.

We had done our best to put our new friends at ease.

We had chosen a picturesque Chinese restaurant on the beachfront with dragon motifs and Chinese lanterns swinging in the breeze.

We had laid on a supply of chilled Tsingtao beer and the waiters were bringing out steaming plates of delicious Chinese food. Yet we still did not seem to be able to get past a kind of anxious “first date” formality. More………


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