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When China Met Africa

Through the intimate portrayal of three men in Zambia - two Chinese businessmen and the Zambian trade minister - the expanding footprint of a rising global power is laid bare.

A historic gathering of over fifty African heads of state in Beijing reverberates in Zambia where the lives of three characters unfold.

Mr Liu is one of thousands of Chinese entrepreneurs who have settled across the continent in search of new opportunities. He has just bought his fourth farm and business is booming.

In northern Zambia, Mr Li, a project manager for a multinational Chinese company, is upgrading the country's longest road. Pressure to complete the job on time intensifies when funds from the Zambian government start running out. Meanwhile, Zambia's trade minister is en route to China to secure millions of dollars of investment.

Through the intimate portrayal of these three characters, the expanding footprint of a rising global power is laid bare - pointing to a radically different future not just for Africa but also for the world.

1 hour

Last on

Fri 9 Jul 2010 00:55


Role Contributor
Director Nick Francis
Director Marc Francis