Published On: Tue, Jul 13th, 2021
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Beijing and the Taliban Are Friends, Brags Global Times Editoron July 13, 2021 at 8:24 am

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As the United States withdraws its remaining troops from Afghanistan, the Chinese communist regime is starting to make moves to expand its influence in the war-torn country. On July 6, U.S. Central Command announced that the U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan was more than 90 percent complete. The Taliban then began to attack and capture territory. At the same time, the Taliban said publicly that it sees China “as a friend” for the reconstruction of Afghanistan. Observers believe that Beijing is ready to expand its influence into the country through the regime’s Belt and Road Initiative to fill the void left by the departure of the United States and NATO troops. On July 9, Hu Xijin, the editor-in-chief of the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) mouthpiece media “Global Times,” published three consecutive posts on Chinese social media claiming that the United States could not handle the Taliban and that the …

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