Internally displaced Afghans, who fled their home because of fighting between the Taliban and Afghan security personnel, fill water containers on the outskirts of Mazar-i-Sharif, northern Afghanistan, on July 8, 2021. Photo: AP Photo Internally displaced Afghans, who fled their home because of fighting between the Taliban and Afghan security personnel, fill water containers on the outskirts of Mazar-i-Sharif, northern Afghanistan, on July 8, 2021. Photo: AP Photo
Internally displaced Afghans, who fled their home because of fighting between the Taliban and Afghan security personnel, fill water containers on the outskirts of Mazar-i-Sharif, northern Afghanistan, on July 8, 2021. Photo: AP Photo

Explainer |
What is China’s relationship with Afghanistan, and how will it change once the US is gone?

  • Factors complicating diplomatic ties include a potential security vacuum once US and allied troops withdraw and Beijing’s expanding overseas investments
  • China maintains connections with the Taliban, inviting delegates from the group to talks in Beijing

Topic |   Afghanistan: All stories
Internally displaced Afghans, who fled their home because of fighting between the Taliban and Afghan security personnel, fill water containers on the outskirts of Mazar-i-Sharif, northern Afghanistan, on July 8, 2021. Photo: AP Photo Internally displaced Afghans, who fled their home because of fighting between the Taliban and Afghan security personnel, fill water containers on the outskirts of Mazar-i-Sharif, northern Afghanistan, on July 8, 2021. Photo: AP Photo
Internally displaced Afghans, who fled their home because of fighting between the Taliban and Afghan security personnel, fill water containers on the outskirts of Mazar-i-Sharif, northern Afghanistan, on July 8, 2021. Photo: AP Photo
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