101 East investigates the rise of Chinese investors in Afghanistan after the Taliban takeover.
When the Taliban came back to power in August 2021, many tourists and international companies had already packed up and left Afghanistan.
Going against the flow of foreigners fleeing the country was a group looking for a “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity: Chinese businessmen.
Despite ongoing unrest, economic problems and United Nations human rights concerns, many Chinese citizens are entering the country to “rush for gold”. Once a minority, Chinese nationals now make up the largest group of Afghan immigrants.
It is a leading investment opportunity in China, 101 East explores the growing trends in Afghan business and media.