#China may align itself with Taliban and try to exploit #Afghanistan’s rare earth metals, analyst warns

Afghanistan is estimated to have trillions of dollars worth of rare earth metals, and countries — such as China — that may be looking to swoop in on the country must follow international terms, one analyst told CNBC.

Shamaila Khan, director of emerging market debt at AllianceBernstein, said the Taliban insurgents have emerged with resources that are a “very dangerous proposition for the world,” with minerals in Afghanistan that “can be exploited.”

Read more at: China may align itself with Taliban and try to exploit Afghanistan’s rare earth metals: analyst (cnbc.com)

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