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China Revels In America’s Afghanistan Blunder

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This past weekend president Biden’s embarrassing Saigon-like predicament in Afghanistan made headlines all over the world. His administration left the Afghan government scrambling, without a clear resolve, as soon as the extremist Taliban came knocking on their doors

Meanwhile, China took the opportunity to lambast the U.S. for the tragic outcome of the pull-out.

“Using force and military means to resolve problems will just increase them. The lessons of this deserve serious reflection,” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi stated.

“But the United States cannot on one hand actively seek to contain and suppress China and harm China’s legitimate rights and interests, and on the other hand hope for China’s cooperation,” Wang added.

Although the Foreign Minister offered a helping hand and maintained its willingness to cooperate and help keep the peace in the region, he still managed to sneak in a few jabs towards the United States.

“But the United States cannot on one hand actively seek to contain and suppress China and harm China’s legitimate rights and interests, and on the other hand hope for China’s cooperation,” Wang said.

On the other hand, some of China’s media outlets were revelling in America’s troubles in Afghanistan. Recently, columnist Martin Jacques of  CCP-backed tabloid Global Times, blasted the outcome of America’s longest war.

“The U.S. is confronted with a historic defeat in Afghanistan at the hands of the Taliban. America’s longest war, which began in 2001, is ending in complete humiliation,” Jacques, the Chinese newspaper columnist, wrote on Sunday. The last two decades have been disastrous for the U.S.” Jacques wrote.

Jacques also touted China’s incoming initiatives in the war torn region and bragged that it will not be focused on warfare.

“China’s approach, in contrast, will be completely different. There will be no military involvement. The PLA [People’s Liberation Army] will have no role. It lies at the heart of the Belt and Road Initiative. The fact that China has been a developing country since 1949 gives it an understanding, and empathy with, the problems of the developing world. The US, as a rich society, has little comprehension of, or interest in, their problems,” Jacques elaborated.

Last month, the Taliban publicly expressed their desire to strengthen their alliance with the Chinese government.

“We have been to China many times and we have good relations with them. China is a friendly country that we welcome for reconstruction and developing Afghanistan,” Suhail, a Taliban spokesperson told This Week in Asia.

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