Zimbabwe's tourism minister says the project will create billions in investment and help the country shed its "bad boy" image in the international community.
Chinese workers have previously clashed with locals in the African country.
Chinese investment projects in Africa doubled in 2016, while U.S. investment slowed—and may dwindle further under Trump.
A series of questions from Trump's team indicate skepticism about current U.S. policy in Africa.
The words "resignation" and "speech" are very similar in the Chinese phonetics system.
The Chinese president is co-chairing a regional summit in Johannesburg on relations with Africa