International Reports

Far From Altruistic – China’s Presence in Senegal

by Stefan Gehrold, Lena Tietze
Since resuming diplomatic relations in autumn 2005, China has been acting as a donor country, and in this short period of time it has become clear that China has developed a growing interest in small African countries which have few natural resources, but which are Western-oriented. Beijing is using a broad range of foreign policy tools in pursuit of its political and economic interests in Senegal.