Biden leaves China a Xinjiang terrorism problem with US exit from Afghanistan

Published May 01 2021 at 9:00 AM GMT
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  • The complete withdrawal of US and allied forces from Afghanistan later this year does not mean China will be able to establish its influence in the region or fill the security vacuum left by Washington, analysts have said.
  • Instead, the withdrawal and the uncertain security situation it poses, including the likelihood of a civil war, is likely to challenge China’s economic interests in the country and may even threaten security within China’s own borders, in the northwestern Xinjiang region….




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  • Published May 1, 2021 9:00 AM GMT