Chinese troops based at China’s first overseas military base in Djibouti take part in a live-fire drill last year. The Afghan embassy said no Chinese military personnel would be stationed in Afghanistan. Photo: Handout

China is helping Afghanistan set up mountain brigade to fight terrorism

Afghan embassy refutes claim China is building a training camp in Wakhan Corridor and says there will be ‘no Chinese military personnel on Afghan soil’

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Chinese troops based at China’s first overseas military base in Djibouti take part in a live-fire drill last year. The Afghan embassy said no Chinese military personnel would be stationed in Afghanistan. Photo: Handout
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Minnie Chan

Minnie Chan

Minnie Chan is an award-winning journalist, specialising in reporting on defence and diplomacy in China. Her coverage of the US EP-3 spy plane crash with a PLA J-8 in 2001 near the South China Sea opened her door to the military world. Since then, she has had several scoops relating to China's military development. She has been at the Post since 2005 and has a master's in international public affairs from The University of Hong Kong.