Chinas Reach Afghanistan

January 26, 2013 - 8:32 AM
ADVANCE FOR SUNDAY JAN. 27 - In this Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 photo, An Afghan customer looks at clothes made in China in Kabul, Afghanistan. China, long a bystander to the bloody conflict in neighboring Afghanistan, is accelerating its involvement as U.S.-led forces prepare to withdraw, attracted by its vast, untapped mineral resources and concerned that post-2014 chaos could fuel its own Islamist insurgents. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)