China Rising: China's Influence in Africa
July 28, 2008 China's role in Africa is becoming increasingly important and controversial. China is now Africa's third-largest trading partner. But as its profile has grown on the continent, so have concerns about Beijing's hands-off policy on internal affairs and human rights' issues, from Sudan to Zimbabwe.
July 31, 2008 China is investing heavily in Zambia's Copperbelt Province, building smelters and bringing Chinese workers to the area. The foreign presence has been met with both praise and skepticism as Zambians say the industry is booming, but the Chinese are taking many of the jobs.