By: Jianli Yang – 9/16/2021
Following the U.S. pullout from Afghanistan, many countries are watching the situation carefully, since a lot of diplomacy hinges on which side of the line each nation stands with respect to Afghan politics.
According to reports, in a late August telephone call between a top Chinese diplomat and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, China expressed its desire that the international community, including the United States, cooperate with and provide guidance to the Taliban.
In his phone conversation with Blinken, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi suggested that the international community provide the Taliban with guidance so that Afghanistan’s new political system can support government operations and services. Wang reportedly stated that in order to achieve peaceful reconstruction, the Taliban will require economic assistance to maintain stability and stave off depreciation of the afghani, the currency of Afghanistan. According to Wang, the new Afghan regime likely will require U.S. aid to… [Continue Reading]