China watches Afghanistan anxiously as the US withdraws: FT 060721

https://www.ft.com/content/49d266c6-a6c2-4ab2-bf52-ed34d72b22c1?fbclid=I...

Beijing has held talks with the Taliban and although details of the discussions have been kept secret, government officials, diplomats and analysts from Afghanistan, India, China and the US said that crucial aspects of a broad strategy were taking shape.