SCMP: China seeks Pakistan’s help in stabilising Afghanistan after US troop withdrawal
Thu July, 2021, Age: 2 years
In a speech to mark the seventieth anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and Pakistan, the Foreign minister urged Islamabad to ‘defend regional peace together’. This is another step in China’s attempts to expand its influence beyond the economic sphere. Beijing is also particularly concerned about Afghan security risks, as it shares a border with Xinjiang.