US leaves China a Xinjiang terrorism problem with its Afghanistan exit
US leaves China a Xinjiang terrorism problem with its Afghanistan exit
  • With the return of the Taliban and civil war seen as likely threats to a weak Kabul, China faces a security vacuum on its Western borders
  • Beijing needs to guard against the spread of Islamist extremism, but Chinese boots on the ground in the ‘Graveyard of Empires’ would ring alarm bells in India and Russia
16 Aug 2021 - 10:40PM
A child looks on as American military vehicles pass his village on the outskirts of Spin Boldak, southeast of Kandahar, Afghanistan. Photo: AP
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US leaves China a Xinjiang terrorism problem with its Afghanistan exit
16 Aug 2021 - 10:40PM
  • With the return of the Taliban and civil war seen as likely threats to a weak Kabul, China faces a security vacuum on its Western borders
  • Beijing needs to guard against the spread of Islamist extremism, but Chinese boots on the ground in the ‘Graveyard of Empires’ would ring alarm bells in India and Russia
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