Tens of thousands of Chinese have moved to Addis Abeba over the past years, creating jobs, roads, telecom networks and vegetable gardens with water spinach. Who are the different actors in China's recent involvement in Ethiopia?
The Ethiopians who have first hand experience as blue collar workers on Chinese road projects or factories complain about language barriers and low wages. Chinese supervisor and experts on the other hand are having the time of their lives. They are well paid and indulge in expat life. Surrounding them are a plethora of small shopkeepers and restaurant owners, who stick to the old model of the family enterprise...
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