KNEWZ EXCLUSIVE: Inside The Secluded Afghanistan Space Where China Plans To Reap Big Mining Rewards

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By Hollie McKay Logar, Afghanistan (Knewz) — It requires hours of driving through narrow, bumpy tracks southeast of Kabul, cast by white bedsheets used as Taliban flags, blown-out former military bases and numerous checkpoints manned by weathered Taliban fighters. And then it emerges – the once almost unreachable Mes Aynak mine – adorned by pools of sunlight across the arid landscape, illuminating ancient firepits and stones once melted to make coins, chiseled squares of earth creating bunkers where townsfolk slept and prayed, and piles of earth ascending to enshrine buddhas and temples remini…

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