Whether it was planned or coincidence, China is about to reap large benefits from Afghanistan's natural resources with the protection of American soldiers.
Did you know that Afghanistan has some of the riches untapped natural resources left in the world? These include rubies, emeralds, gold, copper, and oil.
Afghanistan: Panjshir Valley Emeralds & Jegdalek Ruby
Did you know that in November 2007 China won a bid to start mining copper in Afghanistan? Did you know that the copper just happens to be located in a Taliban strong hold?
Do you think it's just a coincidence that American Troops made camp near the road to the mining activities?
China's thirst for copper could hold key to Afghanistan's future
Where are the Chinese troops?