Senegalese and Chinese workers observe a ceremony at a construction project financed by China. Photo: AFP
Senegalese and Chinese workers observe a ceremony at a construction project financed by China. Photo: AFP
Africa

Chinese firms learn to win friends and influence Africans offering contracts

  • ‘Local patrons’ help China’s private companies to make inroads in the continent amicably, rather than alienating the authorities or public
  • Knowledge and contacts gained through local staff enhances Chinese entities’ ability to compete for projects

Topic |   Africa
Senegalese and Chinese workers observe a ceremony at a construction project financed by China. Photo: AFP
Senegalese and Chinese workers observe a ceremony at a construction project financed by China. Photo: AFP
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