China Invests In Taliban’s Afghanistan: A Friend In Need? | Insight | Full Episode

It has been a year since the Taliban returned to power in Afghanistan. In that time, they have enacted repressive Sharia laws, even as millions flee their harsh rule. The economy is in tatters as natural disasters devastate much of the country.

Against this backdrop, China wants to establish closer ties with the Taliban government. Beijing stands profit handsomely from Afghan natural resources, but new ventures risk exposing Chinese nationals to violence from terrorist groups.

Meanwhile, Beijing is looking to Pakistan to be the bridge between China and Afghanistan, facilitating cross-border trade and infrastructure development. Will China’s bet on Afghanistan pay off?

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