Troops fast-rope out of a Chinese military helicopter during joint war games with Russia in the Ningxia Hui autonomous region in northwestern China on August 13. Photo: Handout via AP Troops fast-rope out of a Chinese military helicopter during joint war games with Russia in the Ningxia Hui autonomous region in northwestern China on August 13. Photo: Handout via AP
Troops fast-rope out of a Chinese military helicopter during joint war games with Russia in the Ningxia Hui autonomous region in northwestern China on August 13. Photo: Handout via AP
Afghanistan

Afghan crisis draws China and Russia closer on Central Asian stability as both step up army drills

  • PLA and Russian troops to take part in anti-terror drills under SCO banner amid rising worries over security fallout in Central Asia after US exits Afghanistan
  • Beijing and Moscow driven by shared US rivalry and concerns about spillovers from the Afghan crisis, now compounded by the Isis-K bombings in Kabul

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Troops fast-rope out of a Chinese military helicopter during joint war games with Russia in the Ningxia Hui autonomous region in northwestern China on August 13. Photo: Handout via AP Troops fast-rope out of a Chinese military helicopter during joint war games with Russia in the Ningxia Hui autonomous region in northwestern China on August 13. Photo: Handout via AP
Troops fast-rope out of a Chinese military helicopter during joint war games with Russia in the Ningxia Hui autonomous region in northwestern China on August 13. Photo: Handout via AP
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