By Louise Redvers
The men, slim and in their 40s, sit in their in greying overalls, seemingly oblivious to the noxious fumes of the throng of traffic passing them by. Welcome to Luanda, capital of Angola, China’s largest trading partner in Africa. Walk down any street of the overcrowded and congested city and you will come across a Chinese construction site.
Even in the most remote rural areas it is not unusual to see red Chinese lanterns and hand-painted Mandarin road signs.
Chinese companies are involved at all levels of construction, from repairing roads, railways and airports, building football pitches, schools, hospitals and government offices, and even creating entire new residential suburbs. More………