Zambia is an extreme picture of what China in Africa looks like. Chinese immigrants have settled in urban and remote areas all over the country, doing not only the kind of work that has been the most controversial in Zambia—mining—but working in other industries such as manufacturing, construction, agriculture, and tourism.
Last year, in fact, manufacturing topped the monetary list of Chinese investments, at just under $200 million (though some of the manufacturing is related to resources extracted from mining). Construction and agriculture are two other booming fields for immigrants. It is difficult to find a road works project or building renovation without Chinese workers. The same goes for markets in and around the capital. These photos show a glimpse of the changing scenery of Zambia.