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………