A group of former Taliban militants surrender their weapons during a reconciliation ceremony in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. The Taliban is expected to sign a formal peace deal with the US by the end of this month. February. Photo: EPA-EFE A group of former Taliban militants surrender their weapons during a reconciliation ceremony in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. The Taliban is expected to sign a formal peace deal with the US by the end of this month. February. Photo: EPA-EFE
A group of former Taliban militants surrender their weapons during a reconciliation ceremony in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. The Taliban is expected to sign a formal peace deal with the US by the end of this month. February. Photo: EPA-EFE

What China has to fear from a US-Taliban peace deal in Afghanistan

  • A withdrawal of US troops could pave the way for a return of Uygur militants and reignite violence in Xinjiang
  • But trying to fill American boots would aggravate Beijing’s rivalry with the US and Washington’s resistance to the Belt and Road Initiative

Topic |   Afghanistan
A group of former Taliban militants surrender their weapons during a reconciliation ceremony in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. The Taliban is expected to sign a formal peace deal with the US by the end of this month. February. Photo: EPA-EFE A group of former Taliban militants surrender their weapons during a reconciliation ceremony in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. The Taliban is expected to sign a formal peace deal with the US by the end of this month. February. Photo: EPA-EFE
A group of former Taliban militants surrender their weapons during a reconciliation ceremony in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. The Taliban is expected to sign a formal peace deal with the US by the end of this month. February. Photo: EPA-EFE
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