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The men eat together in a simple room with no heating to ward off the chill of an Addis Ababa evening.

Noodles, dumplings and beer are imported from China and served each night, while Chinese TV plays in the corner of the room.

The workers do not stay up late, and few Chinese are seen out regularly in Addis Ababa. Most live in these type of compounds, a seclusion which does lead to some mistrust or ill-will among ordinary Ethiopians.

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