Why is China funding a military outpost in Afghanistan?
China is paying for the construction of an anti-terrorist training camp on a narrow and hilly strip of land in northeastern Afghanistan. The new camp is located in the Wakhan Corridor, at the juncture of Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan and China. Over the past three years, China has been providing over $70 million of military aid to its South Asian neighbor. China’s People’s Liberation Army has the biggest military force in the world by number of soldiers. Its defense budget is the second-largest in the world and is growing, but it still spends much less than the Pentagon.   Minnie Chan, a senior military reporter for the South China Morning Post, broke the story of the new training camp.