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PublishDate: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 12:24

China weighing occupation of Bagram Air Base

China is currently conducting a feasibility study into sending workers, soldiers and other staff related to its foreign economic investment program, the Belt and Road Initiative, to Bagram airfield, USN reported Wednesday.

Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_Citing a source briefed on the study by officials, who spoke to on condition of anonymity, the consideration in Beijing is not for any pending movements, rather a potential deployment as long as two years from now.

However, a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Tuesday issued a denial of plans for a takeover of the military airfield, which is about an hour from.

air base was first established by the Soviets during their occupation in Afghanistan and was then used by the US.

“What I can tell everyone is that that is a piece of purely false information,” told reporters Tuesday morning.

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