China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi hosts a video conference with his counterparts from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nepal in July 2020. Photo: Xinhua
China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi hosts a video conference with his counterparts from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nepal in July 2020. Photo: Xinhua

‘Himalayan Quad’: is China about to start its own security bloc with Nepal, Pakistan and Afghanistan?

  • China already works with a number of Himalayan nations on security and strategic cooperation, partnerships it could now seek to ‘institutionalise’
  • But analysts say creating a more formal alliance would be tricky, with Russia – Beijing’s strongest prospective partner – unlikely to join

Topic |   US-China relations
China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi hosts a video conference with his counterparts from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nepal in July 2020. Photo: Xinhua
China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi hosts a video conference with his counterparts from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nepal in July 2020. Photo: Xinhua
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