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A Chinese makeover on Angola's railway

Duration: 01:35

Justin Rowlatt takes a ride on one of the great railways of Africa. The Benguela railway, originally built by the British, stretches right into the heart of the continent.

Travelling from Luanda to Cubal in Angola Justin looks at how Chinese investment is reinvigorating the line.

Episode one of The Chinese Are Coming will be broadcast on Tuesday, 8 February 2011 at 2100 GMT on BBC Two.

Available since: Tue 1 Feb 2011


Justin Rowlatt
Robin Barnwell
Robin Barnwell
Executive Producer
Sam Bagnall

This clip is from

The Chinese Are Coming Episode 1

1/2 Justin Rowlatt looks at the phenomenon of Chinese migration to Africa.

First broadcast: 08 Feb 2011

Image for Episode 1 Not currently available on BBC iPlayer

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