08/11/2012

China Anxious About Afghanistan After 2014

Mehmet Ali writes from Kabul: China’s recent comments about the future of Afghanistan reveal concern about what will happen after the withdrawal of the Coalition forces in 2014.
Until now, Beijing has traditionally left security there to Pakistan but the continued deterioration of law and order has forced a rethink.
Hu Jintao and Karzai
China is not only interested in security but also in the rich reserves of oil and gas in northern Afghanistan. Up to 70 per cent of the profits flow to Kabul. China has just announced that it will build a gas pipeline from Turkmenistan to Xinjiang through Afghanistan... continued over on Stirring Trouble Internationally. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="240"]Afghanistan Afghanistan (Photo credit: Ricymar Fine Art Photography)

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