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Friday, February 02, 2018

Worried about militants sneaking into a restive Chinese region from war-torn Afghanistan, Beijing is in talks with Kabul over the construction of a military base, Afghan officials say, as it seeks to shore up its fragile neighbour. The army camp will be built in Afghanistan's remote and mountainous Wakhan Corridor, where witnesses have reported seeing Chinese and Afghan troops on joint patrols.




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The freezing, barren panhandle of land -- bordering China's tense Xinjiang region -- is so cut off from the rest of Afghanistan that many inhabitants are unaware of the Afghan conflict, scraping out harsh but peaceful lives.

However they retain strong links with neighbours in Xinjiang, and with so few travellers in the region local interest in the Chinese visitors has been high, residents told AFP on a recent visit there.

China's involvement in the base comes as President Xi Jinping seeks to extend Beijing's economic and geopolitical clout.

NATO's US-led Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan declined to comment.


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With little access to the corridor, Kabul provides almost no services to those who live there – but the Chinese, Boi said, have been bringing "a lot of food and warm clothes".

"They are very good people, very kind," he told AFP.

America sheds all the blood and tears... and Chinese are the "very good people"?

"War on terror"... Suckers!!! hahahahahahahahaha

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-02-02 02:16 AM | Reply

"America sheds all the blood and tears... Suckers!!! hahahahahahahahaha"

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain

Now THAT is a product of a very sick mind.

#2 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-02-02 03:13 AM | Reply

#2 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-02-02 03:13 AM | Reply | Flag: MADAM doesn't like been called a "sucker".

Who wasted Trillions in resources and in blood in Afghanistan/Iraq/Syria?

And WHO is picking up the pieces FOR FREE?

Stings, doesn't it???

Suckers! hahahahahahaha

#3 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-02-02 04:06 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Here is to another 17 years in Afghanistan as Sukcers.



#4 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-02-02 04:09 AM | Reply


Didn't you want a President that didn't think America should be the world leader?

This is the result.

#5 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-02-02 10:51 AM | Reply

"My only concern with this revelation is that Afghanistan might capsize or tip over should this base be built there."
Congressman numbnuts GA

#6 | Posted by fishpaw at 2018-02-02 10:59 AM | Reply

"America sheds all the blood and tears... Suckers!!! hahahahahahahahaha"

Says the American who claims to live in Texas. Hope your neighbors figure out who you are. You won't stay in Texas for very long if they do.

#7 | Posted by danni at 2018-02-02 11:12 AM | Reply

Hey! What do you call a Marine in a bodybag? A Marine Corpse!!!

HaHaHaHa! HaHaHa! HaHaHa! Ha!


#8 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-02-02 11:16 AM | Reply

I guess those soldiers didn't know what they signed up for.
Make China Great Again.

The GOP wasted blood and treasure to make their donors rich and help China destroy their supporters jobs.

#9 | Posted by bored at 2018-02-02 07:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Interesting to read this area presented as a "tourist spot."

#10 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-02-03 12:03 PM | Reply

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