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In Central Asia’s forbidding highlands, a quiet newcomer: Chinese troops

In Central Asia’s forbidding highlands, a quiet newcomer: Chinese troops

The Washington Post - Gerry Shih

NEAR SHAYMAK, Tajikistan — Two miles above sea level in the inhospitable highlands of Central Asia, there’s a new power watching over an old passage into Afghanistan: China. For at least three years, Chinese troops have quietly monitored this choke point in Tajikistan just beyond China’s western …

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