This 2010 photograph shows ancient Buddha statues inside a temple in Mes Aynak, Afghanistan, where a Chinese consortium has the rights to mine for copper. Photo: AP This 2010 photograph shows ancient Buddha statues inside a temple in Mes Aynak, Afghanistan, where a Chinese consortium has the rights to mine for copper. Photo: AP
This 2010 photograph shows ancient Buddha statues inside a temple in Mes Aynak, Afghanistan, where a Chinese consortium has the rights to mine for copper. Photo: AP

Fallout from fall of Chinese executive who sealed copper mine deal in Afghanistan

Although Shen Heting’s expulsion from the party was not related to Afghan project, mining has not begun a decade after rights were agreed to

Topic |   Belt and Road Initiative
This 2010 photograph shows ancient Buddha statues inside a temple in Mes Aynak, Afghanistan, where a Chinese consortium has the rights to mine for copper. Photo: AP This 2010 photograph shows ancient Buddha statues inside a temple in Mes Aynak, Afghanistan, where a Chinese consortium has the rights to mine for copper. Photo: AP
This 2010 photograph shows ancient Buddha statues inside a temple in Mes Aynak, Afghanistan, where a Chinese consortium has the rights to mine for copper. Photo: AP
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