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China and Russia show unity as Taliban bang on Central Asia's door

Drills prepare for possible joint intervention if Afghan crisis spills over

Chinese and Russian soldiers train in China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, amid growing concern over the Taliban's rapid advance in Afghanistan.   © Xinhua/Kyodo

MOSCOW -- A large-scale joint counterterrorism exercise in northwestern China this week has highlighted Beijing's and Moscow's shared concern over violence spilling over from Afghanistan. 

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