101 East investigates the rise of Chinese investors in Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover.
When the Taliban returned to power in August 2021, most foreigners and multinational companies had already packed up and left Afghanistan.
Against the tide of foreigners fleeing the country was a group seeking “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunities: Chinese businessmen.
Despite the ongoing unrest, economic crisis and United Nations concerns about human rights, more Chinese citizens are joining the country’s “gold rush.” Once a small minority, Chinese citizens now make up the largest group of expatriates from Afghanistan.
With exclusive access to top Chinese investors, 101 East investigates his growing influence in the business and media sectors of Afghanistan.