China is injecting billions of dollars into Angola, but it’s creating new divisions in a country already torn apart by civil war.
On the surface, Chinese loans and workers are helping to rebuild the county, creating new housing and infrastructure.
But Dateline’s Giovana Vitola finds that behind the gleaming tower blocks and shopping centres, lies a growing Angolan underclass.
They say little of the work is coming their way and they’re being pushed from slum to slum by the demand for development.
And with lucrative Angolan oil contracts also going to the Chinese in return for their loans, there seems no way out of the poverty for many local people.
WATCH - Giovana explores the changing face of this part of Africa.
INTERVIEW - Listen to Giovana talking to SBS Radio's World News Australia about her story, including the role of corruption in Angola's current problems.
VIRTUAL CHINESE COMMUNITY - SBS now has an online Chinese community, with content in Mandarin and Cantonese.
CHINA'S GHOST CITIES - Many Angolans are too poor to live in the new cities being built there, so could it be a repeat of the uninhabited cities in China that we reported on earlier in the year? Replay Adrian's Brown's story.
On air: 16th October 2011