Taliban fighters after taking control of the Afghan presidential palace on August 15. Photo: AP
Taliban fighters after taking control of the Afghan presidential palace on August 15. Photo: AP
Afghanistan

Beijing’s balancing act: cracking down on Muslim minorities at home while courting the Taliban in Afghanistan

  • China’s treatment of its Uygur population in Xinjiang has drawn international condemnation and propelled a rising tide of Islamophobia, particularly online
  • Restrictive domestic policies towards Muslim minorities have not stopped Beijing seeking cooperation with the Taliban – is this a contradiction or realpolitik?

Topic |   Afghanistan
Taliban fighters after taking control of the Afghan presidential palace on August 15. Photo: AP
Taliban fighters after taking control of the Afghan presidential palace on August 15. Photo: AP
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