South-South migration and trade : Chinese traders in Senegal
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With a growing South-South co-operation framework in the world political economy in general (and the co-operation between Africa and emerging powers in particular), global trade patterns are increasingly changing. Economic interests regarding trade and investments between Asian, African and Latin American countries follow this scope. These shifts alongside macro-economic factors have implications on global migration patterns. New destinations with great economic interests related to fast economic growth, modernisation and industrialisation have emerged and attracted international migrants. These migrants mostly move between regions in the south, seeking work or business related opportunities beyond the borders of their respective countries. This policy brief explores the patterns and challenges of Chinese small traders’ activities in Senegal.