The Hindu: Aziz Amin, former principal secretary to former President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani, said China was wary of the Taliban and its promises and is concerned about the non-State actors in Afghanistan. “All the discussions between China and the Taliban have been as to how to neutralise these threats. But expecting the Taliban to
Michael Hughes: China has sharpened its diplomatic discourse against the United States over the situation in Afghanistan, denouncing Washington for leaving the country in ruins, perhaps partly out of frustration as Beijing struggles to strike the right balance in its approach to the Taliban. Beijing has little choice but to seek friendly relations with the
VOA News May 16, 2022 Navbahor Imamova WASHINGTON — In the two most recent U.S. presidential administrations, Central Asia has been caught up in Washington’s “strategic competition” with Beijing, experts say. And, they add, that under the presumption that Central Asians share Washington’s concerns, the United States, highlighting human rights violations in China’s western region of
8am: China has allocated five government scholarships to Afghanistan in this new academic year, sources confirm. The source says the scholarships are given to Kandahar, Urozgan, and Helmand Taliban members who are all Pashtuns. Click here to read more (external link).
eurasianet: China is treading cautiously in Afghanistan, a panel of experts told the United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission, an independent U.S. government agency that reports to Congress, on May 12. Beijing is overwhelmingly concerned with security and is not rushing to invest. Members of the panel – which examined how the Taliban’s return
Ariana: “It is a major concession for the Taliban (IEA). It facilitates their bid to gain international legitimacy. It is a preliminary step,” said Aziz Ma’arij, an expert on international relations. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: China has accredited diplomats appointed by the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) to the Afghan embassy in Beijing, IEA’s Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi has said. Muttaqi made the announcement after China hosted multinational meetings on Afghanistan last week. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: All conditions have been facilitated for the resumption of extraction at the Mes-Aynak copper mine, the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) said on Sunday. Mes Aynak is the largest copper mine in Afghanistan. Based on the agreement which was signed between the Afghan government and the MCC, China will extract 6.8 billion
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 31, 2022 A conference involving seven countries that border Afghanistan has called on the Taliban-led government in Kabul to adopt further measures to improve living conditions and guarantee the basic rights of all Afghan people, including women and ethnic minorities. The conference took place in the eastern Chinese city of
AP: The ancient Buddha statues sit in serene meditation in the caves carved into the russet cliffs of rural Afghanistan. Hundreds of meters below lies what is believed to be the world’s largest deposit of copper. Click here to read more (external link).