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When China Met Africa Review

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A documentary that discusses and analyses the relationship between China and Africa.

★★★★

Despite trying to remain neutral amidst accusations of exploitation, there’s little doubt where Marc and Nick Francis’ sympathies lie in this piece on Sino-African relations. The siblings are quick to castigate the former colonial powers for their broken promises to the world’s poorest continent. But they also question the Chinese commitment to being a “good brother to Africa” by focusing on the dismissive attitude of Liu Changming to his Zambian farm workers — even minister Felix Mutati gets a frosty reception during a trade mission to Beijing. Exposing the truth about the Chinese entrepreneurial spirit as the global socio-economic balance is about to shift, this is an important, compelling film.

A movie that will become increasingly important the more the world tilts in China's favour.