CPO has been following this story for some time. When the Taliban dynamited ancient Buddhas in Afghanistan, the world was aghast. Now, the current Afghan Government has authorized the destruction of another important Buddhist site by a Chinese Mining Company, but the outrage has been minimal.
Why has the archaeological establishment been silent? Good question.
In any event, you can make your concerns known through this petition on change.org, though I question whether it really will matter as it seems that the Chinese will start mining operations shortly.