101 East investigates the rise of Chinese language traders in Afghanistan within the wake of the Taliban takeover.
When the Taliban returned to energy in August 2021, most foreigners and multinational firms had already packed up and left Afghanistan.
Going in opposition to the stream of foreigners fleeing the nation was a gaggle on the lookout for “once-in-a-lifetime” alternatives: Chinese language entrepreneurs.
Regardless of the continued unrest, an financial disaster and United Nations’ issues over human rights, extra Chinese language residents are becoming a member of the nation’s “gold rush”. As soon as a small minority, Chinese language nationals now make up Afghanistan’s largest group of expatriates.
With unique entry to main Chinese language traders, 101 East investigates their rising affect throughout Afghanistan’s enterprise and media sectors.