Beijing is footing the bill for a US$140 million parliament building in Zimbabwe. Photo: Twitter

How Zimbabwe’s new parliament symbolises China’s chequebook diplomacy approach to Africa

  • China’s Shanghai Construction Group is erecting US$140 million parliamentary complex on top of a hill outside Zimbawbe’s capital, Harare
  • Behind China’s largesse is a bid to capture the affection and allegiances of African elites, analysts say
Topic |   China-Africa relations

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Beijing is footing the bill for a US$140 million parliament building in Zimbabwe. Photo: Twitter
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Jevans Nyabiage

Jevans Nyabiage

Kenyan journalist Jevans Nyabiage is South China Morning Post's first Africa correspondent. Based in Nairobi, Jevans keeps an eye on China-Africa relations and also Chinese investments, ranging from infrastructure to energy and metal, on the continent.