Bookmarked Zambia may serve as a crystal ball for countries looking to deal with Beijing by an author (ABC News)
China is building up the African nation of Zambia, but people are worried about what is riding on the deal with Beijing for the Zambians.
Even more interesting than Chinese ownership (do they own the third world?) was the ownership of business for 20 years:

Liu Ruumin came to Zambia from China 20 years ago … As a young man, he took a job with a state-owned construction company at a time before the internet had connected Zambia to the rest of the world.

This investment, both private and state, is nothing new and is a part of a long-term strategy.

It would be fascinating to see a breakdown of Chinese investment and ownership from around the world.