In this Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 photo, an Afghan man rides his bike past a China Merchandise Trade Center in Kabul, Afghanistan. China, long a bystander to the bloody conflict in neighbo

 

              In this Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 photo, an Afghan man rides his bike past a China Merchandise Trade Center in Kabul, Afghanistan. China, long a bystander to the bloody conflict in neighbo
In this Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 photo, an Afghan man rides his bike past a China Merchandise Trade Center 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)