In 2013, Chinese president Xi Jinping inaugurated the Strap and also Path Move( BRI ), a vast network of infrastructure projects spanning a lot more than 60 countries. But the BRI mostly excludes Afghanistan, moving through Central Asia and also Pakistan instead.
That could now be altering. China has gradually increased its involvement in Afghanistan recently, and a nascent serenity process provides some hope that stability might return to the country, bringing along with it the possibility of better trade and also investment
This shift is mirrored in a major new report on the BRI’s expansion into Afghanistan by the Group for Policy Research and also Development Studies ( DROPS ), a Kabul-based think aquarium.
But its economic impact has extended. China is now Afghanistan’s biggest business investor, it has pledged improving amounts of aid to the country, and Chinese businesses have been involved with construction projects.