Analysts suggest Beijing is worried that if the situation in Afghanistan worsens, it could jeopardise the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project. Photo: AFP
Analysts suggest Beijing is worried that if the situation in Afghanistan worsens, it could jeopardise the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project. Photo: AFP
Afghanistan

China may ‘push forward’ Afghanistan peace process to protect Belt and Road interests

  • Analysts say pull-out of US troops raises stakes for Beijing, which worries instability in war-torn neighbouring country could spill across border
  • They say diplomatic platforms such as the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation could be used to drive negotiations

Analysts suggest Beijing is worried that if the situation in Afghanistan worsens, it could jeopardise the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project. Photo: AFP
Analysts suggest Beijing is worried that if the situation in Afghanistan worsens, it could jeopardise the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project. Photo: AFP
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