China Eyes Investment in Afghanistan’s Mes Aynak Mines
By Samya Kullab
Potential wealth from Afghanistan’s untapped mining sector has prompted the Taliban’s shift in position on the Buddha statues.
The Story Behind China's Long-Stalled Mine in Afghanistan
By Mohsin Amin
Nine years after Chinese companies took control of Mes Aynak, copper extraction has yet to start.
Saving the Buddhas of Mes Aynak
In a race against time, archaeologists are working to save a Buddhist site of immense significance in Afghanistan, slated for imminent destruction by a Chinese mining firm.