China has a pretty consistent strategy when it comes to diplomacy in Africa, the South Pacific, and elsewhere. Pay for new buildings where top leaders will work or live. In the latest example, China is building Zimbabwe a new parliament.

+ “Their eye-widening, skin-lightening, chin-narrowing photo apps and “beautifying” video platform are ubiquitous in China, downloaded a billion times in total, according to the company.” From WaPo: These viral selfie apps with 1 billion downloads are shaping China’s start-up culture.