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Channel 4 | Unreported World | Zambia & Congo: China's African Takeover | Season 13 Episode 02 (2007) 24 min.

Synopsis

China's economic boom is resulting in the biggest scramble for Africa since the end of European colonialism. Thousands of Chinese workers are now in Central Africa, buying up copper and cobalt.Reporter Aidan Hartley and producer Tom Porter begin their journey at a Chinese-owned mining complex. Locals tell Hartley that Chinese investment is fueling an economic boom in Zambia, bringing jobs and also skills that they can pick up. But many Zambians also accuse the Chinese of being so focused on making money out of Africa that they do not care about the local people.