A hotel sits charred from fire in Kabul, Afghanistan, on December 13. Chinese nationals were wounded in an attack on the hotel on December 12 that Isis claimed responsibility for. Photo: Reuters
A hotel sits charred from fire in Kabul, Afghanistan, on December 13. Chinese nationals were wounded in an attack on the hotel on December 12 that Isis claimed responsibility for. Photo: Reuters
Abdul Basit
Opinion

Opinion

Abdul Basit

Why China’s belt and road plan is facing threat of jihadist terrorism

  • Jihadists such as Isis-K are taking rhetorical aim at China’s expanding economic footprint, rather than its treatment of Uygurs
  • Following the US pull-out from Afghanistan, the Taliban regime’s silence on Uygurs and ties with China have left a vacuum for Isis-K to fill

A hotel sits charred from fire in Kabul, Afghanistan, on December 13. Chinese nationals were wounded in an attack on the hotel on December 12 that Isis claimed responsibility for. Photo: Reuters
A hotel sits charred from fire in Kabul, Afghanistan, on December 13. Chinese nationals were wounded in an attack on the hotel on December 12 that Isis claimed responsibility for. Photo: Reuters
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