Opinion: Taliban leader’s secret visit to China does not indicate the nation will take a more robust security role in Afghanistan
Chinese relations with Islamic extremist groups date back to the 1980s, when they were part of the resistance to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, and today China seeks a broader role in the region as part of its new Silk Road project and to limit the influence of "spillover" security threats within its Uighur Muslim population.
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