Connect with us

Asia Pacific

Why is Afghan Peace Process More Important for China than US?

Published

on

Why is Afghan Peace Process Crucial for China? The Afghanistan War has been on since 2001 and the focus is now shifting to finding political solutions as the military solutions seem infeasible. In such a scenario, China assumes a responsibility to play a constructive role in Afghanistan’s peace process. Since 2014, China has escalated its efforts to stage a peace process in war-torn Afghanistan. 

Why is the Afghanistan Peace Process Important For China?

China’s interest in establishing peace in Afghanistan is not just restricted to protecting Chinese investments in Afghanistan but also to promote the economic integration of the region by the implementation of its highly ambitious Belt and Road Initiative.

China’s Belt and Road Initiative can only be implemented to it potentials if there is peace and stability in the region and hence China assumes a large share in the peace process of Afghanistan. China wants to play as a pivot to the entire peace process being a global power and more importantly a regional superpower.

The other aspect is that if regional powers do not come together to safeguard Afghanistan once the US military withdraws then Afghanistan will become vulnerable again hence challenging the security of the entire region. So, to maintain peace and stability in the region it is important that the regional powers see a sense of responsibility towards the Afghanistan peace process.

Since 2001 the war has remained unresolved but now the Afghanistan government and the US look more than ever determined to find political solutions and the US-Taliban meet in Doha is a testament of the same.

When it comes to participating in the peace process in Afghanistan, China has certain leverages over the US. China is geographically much closer to Afghanistan than the US and this gives China an advantage. Secondly, China has no special interests in Afghanistan unlike the US, besides Beijing also enjoys good relations with Kabul.

More News at EurAsian Times

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook

FEATURED

Russia-China Russia-China
Featured1 hour ago

Are Russia & China Taking A Lead From NATO & Working To Develop A Joint Nuclear Powered Aircraft Carrier?

China and Russia’s common adversary, the US, has brought the two powers together and have cooperated by carrying out joint...

JU-88 JU-88
Featured1 hour ago

How The United States Got Hold Of Nazi Germany’s Most Ferocious Multi-Role Warplane – The Ju-88s?

The Junkers Ju-88 combat aircraft that was a mainstay in Nazi Germany’s air force, Luftwaffe, miraculously found their way to...

Indian-Armed-Forces Indian-Armed-Forces
Asia Pacific7 hours ago

Indian Elite Marine Commandos (MARCOS) Deployed In Ladakh As India-China Border Tensions Refuse To Die Down

In the latest development in the India-China border standoff, the Indian Navy has deployed its elite Marine Commandos (MARCOS) near...

Bubonic Plague Bubonic Plague
Featured7 hours ago

China Blames India & Pakistan For COVID-19 Pandemic; Gives Clean-Chit To Original Epicenter – Wuhan

A new study by Chinese researchers has now claimed that the COVID-19 virus originated in the summer of 2019 in...

BRAHMOS BRAHMOS
Expert Reviews9 hours ago

Modified Version Of BrahMos Anti-Ship Cruise Missile Successfully Tested; Hits Target With Pinpoint Accuracy

The Russian Navy has once again test-fired its latest hypersonic anti-ship missile Zircon, also spelled as Tsirkon which is reported...

Missile-System Missile-System
Asia Pacific10 hours ago

Japan’s Biggest Threats Aren’t China And North Korea, But A Challenging Issue Within Its Own Army

Japan’s dwindling birthrate has now become a security threat as the Self Defense Forces (SDF) face challenges to recruit personnel...

Boycott-Chinese-Products Boycott-Chinese-Products
Featured12 hours ago

China Ends Western Nuclear Monopoly With Indigenous Hualong One Reactor – Chinese Media

The China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC) claimed on Friday that its first Hualong One, a third-generation pressurized water nuclear reactor,...

Gangayaan-ISRO Gangayaan-ISRO
Featured13 hours ago

India’s Ambitious Human Space Mission ‘Gaganyaan’ Gets A Big Boost With The Delivery Of S-200 Boosters

At a time when India’s human space mission, Gaganyaan, has seen repeated delays because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the recent...

Saudi-Israel Saudi-Israel
Featured14 hours ago

Normalization Of Ties Between Saudi Arabia And Israel Not Possible During King Salman’s Reign: Reports

After the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Sudan agreed to normalize their relations with long-standing enemy, Israel, through a...

Featured16 hours ago

India Choking Pakistan In The Middle-East; After Saudi & UAE, Modi Govt Adds Bahrain To The List

India’s External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar recently concluded his two-day official visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain. He had met...

Advertisement
Advertisement