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In pictures: China in Angola
Ancient echoes

Though pockmarked with the wounds of war, this once-elegant mansion is a lasting reminder of 500 years of Portuguese rule in Angola.

Angola’s colonial heritage reflects some of the best architectural styles absorbed from Portuguese colonies around the globe, not least from China via Macau.

Today’s reconstruction is less ornate and some say it mainly benefits Chinese companies who are engaged in at least 70% of Chinese-financed reconstruction work in Angola.

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