In recent weeks, as the coronavirus pandemic has eased within its borders, Beijing has stepped up efforts to provide assistance to other countries and to project itself as a leader in the overall global response.
These efforts have included the shipment of supplies and other assistance to Afghanistan and to an even greater extent Pakistan, a key Chinese ally.
What is driving this response, and what implications does it have for Kabul and Islamabad? These questions and more are addressed by Mustafa Sarwar, a journalist with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's Afghanistan Service, Radio Azadi; Ayesha Tanzeem, Afghanistan/Pakistan bureau chief for Voice of America; Yun Sun, director of the China Program at the Stimson Center; and Michael Kugelman, senior associate for South Asia at the Wilson Center.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty media manager Muhammad Tahir moderates the discussion.