American soldiers have been stationed in Afghanistan since 2001. Photo: AFP
American soldiers have been stationed in Afghanistan since 2001. Photo: AFP
Afghanistan

China’s next border friction may be with Afghanistan, the ‘graveyard of empires’

  • US troop withdrawal risks a political and security vacuum on the border of Xinjiang which could be filled by anti-Chinese groups
  • But senior State Council adviser says China has no interest in filling the void left by Washington in the Central Asian nation

American soldiers have been stationed in Afghanistan since 2001. Photo: AFP
American soldiers have been stationed in Afghanistan since 2001. Photo: AFP
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