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Chinas Growing Strategic Interests in Afghanistan
China is giving a push to the reconciliation process among
the Taliban and the Afghan government. As well as
working on trilateral relations of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and China. China
is looking for CPEC expansion to Afghanistan through Pakistan, for which
China seeks to explore the ways of reconciliation in Afghanistan among
the Taliban and the Afghan government. US wants his long stay in
Afghanistan to check the regional power of China and Russia, while China
is taking interest in the Afghan peace process to smooth the way for US
complete withdrawal. China along with other regional powers in
Afghanistan supporting the Taliban demand of the US comprehensive
drawdown timeline. The paper will bring into light Chinas role in Afghan
peace and reconciliation, especially with the Taliban. It will also analyze
Chinas role in Afghanistans infrastructure and development.
PhD Scholar, Department of Political Science and International Relations at International Islamic University Isla Pakistan.
Syed Umair Jalal
MPhil Scholar, Department of Political Science, University of Peshawar, KP, Pakistan
MPhil Scholar, Department of Political Science, Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, KP, Pakistan.
China, Afghanistan, Strategic interests, reconstruction and reconciliation, Belt and Road Initiative.