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China moves swiftly to exploit the void in Afghanistan

US military exit is likely to become Beijing's strategic gain

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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi claps after signing a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in fighting terrorism, with Afghanistan's then Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani, and Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and in Kabul in December, 2018.   © Reuters

Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and author of nine books, including "Asian Juggernaut: The Rise of China, India and Japan."

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