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Taliban declare China their 'principal partner'
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: September 02, 2021 06:40PM
What a joke...the Taliban immediately sell out for The Big Chicom Bucks!

So...the Taliban don't care about their fellow Muslims in prisons and 're-education camps' in China?
[www.telegraph.co.uk]
China is the Taliban’s “principal partner” in the international community, the Islamist group has said in its strongest signal yet of diplomatic priorities.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid on Thursday claimed Beijing was “ready to invest in and reconstruct” Afghanistan as he set out hopes that China would provide a gateway into global markets.

His remarks offer the clearest indication to date of the diplomatic direction in which the Taliban is turning, as well as how it intends to solve the economic crisis crippling the country.
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A more calculating realpolitik has characterised Beijing’s approach to the new Afghan administration. A Taliban delegation visited China in July, meeting Wang Yi, the foreign minister, in Tianjin for talks.

China has also been one of the few countries not to have evacuated staff from its Kabul embassy in the wake of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.

Mr Mujahid told Italian newspaper La Repubblica on Thursday: “China is our principal partner and for us represents a fundamental and extraordinary opportunity because it’s ready to invest in and reconstruct our country. We hold in high regard the One Belt One Road project that will serve to revive the ancient Silk Road.

“Beyond that, we have rich copper mines which thanks to the Chinese can be brought back into production and modernised. China represents our passport towards the markets of the whole world.”
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Re: Taliban declare China their 'principal partner'
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: September 02, 2021 07:03PM
Well, nothing good can come of that.



It is what it is.
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Re: Taliban declare China their 'principal partner'
Posted by: deckeda
Date: September 02, 2021 07:15PM
Beijing has both money to burn and isn’t interested in their politics much. This was set in motion months ago. And for them it’s low risk. The populace can’t complain and if anything goes south they will walk away.
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Re: Taliban declare China their 'principal partner'
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: September 02, 2021 07:39PM
Telecom for a country barely out of the stone age from internet providers willing to set up a firewall to block 90% of the world.

China is more interested in the lithium mines.



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Re: Taliban declare China their 'principal partner'
Posted by: Speedy
Date: September 02, 2021 08:31PM
China can pour all the money it wants into the Afghan money pit. The ChiComs gain little to nothing except maybe having the Taliban keep ISIL-K out of China.



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Re: Taliban declare China their 'principal partner'
Posted by: RgrF
Date: September 02, 2021 09:35PM
The US froze their bank accounts and cut off up to 70% of income, where were they going to go for $ - Kenya, N. Korea maybe Hati ?
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Re: Taliban declare China their 'principal partner'
Posted by: Speedy
Date: September 02, 2021 09:37PM
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RgrF
The US froze their bank accounts and cut off up to 70% of income, where were they going to go for $ - Kenya, N. Korea maybe Hati ?

Mideast oil countries like Saudi Arabia.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: Taliban declare China their 'principal partner'
Posted by: RgrF
Date: September 02, 2021 09:58PM
Not likely.
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Re: Taliban declare China their 'principal partner'
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: September 02, 2021 11:12PM
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Speedy
China can pour all the money it wants into the Afghan money pit. The ChiComs gain little to nothing except maybe having the Taliban keep ISIL-K out of China.
They get access to a huge amount of minerals.
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Re: Taliban declare China their 'principal partner'
Posted by: vision63
Date: September 03, 2021 01:41AM
China has manufactured most of what I own. I guess they're a principal partner of mine too.
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Re: Taliban declare China their 'principal partner'
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: September 03, 2021 09:52AM
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Filliam H. Muffman
Telecom for a country barely out of the stone age...

Cell phone service is now in places you might not expect.

This guy* has his cell phone on his waist.



*A Maasai in the backcountry of Tanzania over 9 years ago.
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Re: Taliban declare China their 'principal partner'
Posted by: Ammo
Date: September 03, 2021 10:09AM
I’m sure each country has the other’s best interest at heart. There is no honor among thieves.



Where is there dignity unless there is also honesty? - Cicero

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. —Wendy Mass
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Re: Taliban declare China their 'principal partner'
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: September 03, 2021 01:10PM
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DeusxMac
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Filliam H. Muffman
Telecom for a country barely out of the stone age...

Cell phone service is now in places you might not expect.

This guy* has his cell phone on his waist.



*A Maasai in the backcountry of Tanzania over 9 years ago.

Lots of places have cell phones but how many of those countries had the people that installed and ran the network go to college only in their country? The Taliban wanted all the government employees to stay on the job. Nearly half of those were women who now would not be allowed out alone.



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Re: Taliban declare China their 'principal partner'
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: September 05, 2021 03:06PM
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Ammo
I’m sure each country has the other’s best interest at heart. There is no honor among thieves.

They'll recycle any ChiCom payments into weapons purchases for Chinese Muslims.
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