After Pakistan, China is also ready to be kind to the Taliban, who are gradually taking control of the big cities and provincial capitals of Afghanistan. In recent days, China, involved in measures to maintain peace in Afghanistan and meeting the Taliban representative, has shown its true colors. China is now considering to recognizing Taliban rule in Afghanistan.
US News has received information that if the Taliban is successful in capturing Afghanistan, then China can recognize them. If this happens, it will be a major setback for countries including India and the US, which are constantly trying to put pressure on the Taliban and are trying to restore peace in Afghanistan.
According to US News, China is ready to recognize the Taliban as the legitimate ruler of Afghanistan if the terrorist group dominates the democratically elected Afghan government in Afghanistan and also captures Kabul in which Taliban has already succeeded.
The US News report, citing intelligence sources familiar with the Chinese assessment, said that in the wake of the current situation in Afghanistan, the new Chinese military and intelligence assessment has prompted them to prepare to formalize their ties with the terrorist group, the Taliban. The US is against recognizing the Taliban.
The report said, Taliban launched their offensive attack in May and have so far captured several provinces and key districts. According to the Long War Journal report, in addition to the estimated 73 districts already controlled by the Taliban, the terror group has captured more than 160 districts. Talking about the latest figures, the Taliban has now captured 12 of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan, including important cities like Kandahar, Herat and Lashkar Gah.
Beijing sees the sudden withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan as an opportunity as well as a challenge. China sees an advantage that it can fill the power vacuum vacated by Western countries in Afghanistan, and the challenge is that the Taliban is an organization with historical links to Islamic terrorist groups. That’s why China is very cleverly making its footsteps in Afghanistan. Apart from this, China is also eyeing Afghanistan because it wants to surround India from that side as well.
The withdrawal of US forces after 20 years in Afghanistan has paved the way for the Taliban to control vast areas of Afghanistan and is now a threat to the Kabul government. Here, the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM), also known as the Turkestan Islamic Movement, poses a serious national security threat to China. To deal with this threat, China is increasing closer to the Taliban and is also pressurizing it to break ties.
China told the Taliban delegation last month that ETIM is a direct threat to its national security and territorial integrity and that countering ETIM is a common responsibility of the international community. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi gave this message during a meeting with the head of the Afghan Taliban Political Commission, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, in Tianjin in the past.
China has praised the extremist group after meeting Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, describing it as a “significant military and political force” in Afghanistan.