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Belt and Road

China to host Afghan rivals in drive to expand Belt and Road

Taliban included in peace talks as Beijing aims to isolate Xinjiang separatists

The talks between representatives of Taliban militants and a number of Afghan political factions in Beijing come as the U.S. has yet to resume peace talks with the Taliban. (Nikkei Montage)

ISLAMABAD -- China will host two days of peace talks starting on Monday between rival Afghanistan factions in a move viewed as a bold attempt to replace the U.S. as the prime arbiter of the country's future.

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