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[Rogue aid? On the importance of political institutions and natural resources for China’s allocation of foreign aid, Dreher and Fuchs (2011)] empirical findings confirm that China’s aid allocation decisions are shaped by politics. However, compared to the [OECD’s Development Assistance Committee’s] and other emerging donors, the fact that political self-interest is part of China’s aid motives is not exceptional. While both China and DAC donors use aid for strategic reasons, China communicates more openly that its aid serves mutual benefits.