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
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

Topic |   Afghanistan
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
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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