By Ophelia Garrett
Last year, the Chinese government-run Global Times propaganda outlet described the Taliban’s return to power amidst the Biden debacle as “a sunny day in Kabul.”
Now they claim the Taliban has improved health care in the country and had taken “a more flexible approach” with treatment of foreign women, despite acknowledging the extreme repression of Afghan women.
Thanks to the incompetence of Biden, after 20 years waging war against the U.S. – which began following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks by al-Qaeda – the Taliban returned to power on August 15, 2021.
“After the radical change in Afghanistan, neighboring countries, including China, have been exploring cooperation that includes a path to peaceful reconciliation and national reconstruction, in stark contrast to the U.S., which only left a mess behind in the ravaged country. The U.S. has passed its peak, with its withdrawal from Afghanistan marking the beginning of the decline of U.S. strength. The impetuous moves of the U.S. over Ukraine and Taiwan question prove that the U.S. has fewer and fewer political options,” claims Beijing International Studies University associate professor Xu Liang in the Global Times.
Breitbart reports: “The Global Times laid out China’s plans to blame the United States for everything bad that happens in Afghanistan, including obvious malfeasance by the Taliban regime. The Taliban wrecked the Afghan economy, barred women from jobs and education, and brought an already-impoverished populace to the brink of starvation, but that’s all America’s fault, according to “Chinese experts.”
Taliban leaders had abstained from attempting to overthrow Ghani’s government in earnest following due to an agreement between the Taliban and former President Donald Trump, but returned to full jihad after leftist President Joe Biden announced in April 2021 that he would violate the agreement for U.S. troops to leave on May 1 of that year.
“China, our great neighboring country, can have a constructive and positive role in the reconstruction of Afghanistan and also in the economic development and prosperity of the people of Afghanistan.” — Taliban spokesman and current United Nations envoy Suhail Shaheen