Concluding two-day talks with the Taliban, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi pledged money and support to the terrorist group that forcibly seized Kabul in its alleged quest for “openness and tolerance.”
The meetings took place on Monday and Tuesday of this week, and involved China’s top diplomat Wang Yi with two senior Taliban leaders, the terrorist group’s co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and Amir Khan Mottaki, according to Breitbart.
Yi and Ghani Baradar had last met in July 2021, when the Taliban traveled to northern China prior to the takeover of Kabul.
Relations between the Chinese regime and the Afghan terrorist group are long-standing, but have been strengthened in recent months since the Taliban seized power by force on August 15 after then President Ashraf Ghani fled the country.
In this bilateral relationship both see benefits. On the one hand the Taliban need money if they want to stay in power, and on the other hand the Chinese regime through its mega project of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), intends to get a stake in the Persian Gulf, so Afghanistan has the strategic location between China, the Middle East and Europe, which the CCP needs to carry out its colonization plan.
The BRI is a strategic infrastructure plan by which the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) seeks to obtain global hegemony by granting abusive credits to low-income countries that they cannot pay, so that the regime ends up seizing their properties.
According to Afghanistan’s Khaama Press, the Taliban, through their spokesmen, among other things, expressed satisfaction with the results of the meeting, as they had successfully concluded trade agreements requiring Beijing to buy several Afghan imports, including “medicinal plants, jellies, pistachios and other dried fruits”.
Meanwhile, the CCP’s propaganda outlet, Global Times, reported that for China’s top diplomat, the meeting with Taliban leaders “expressed his hope” that they would show “more openness and tolerance” and “protect the rights and interests of women and children.”
Yi’s statements, showing ‘hope’ for an apparent desire for ‘openness and tolerance’ from the Taliban terrorists, cause outrage to say the least.
Coming from the CCP, one of the biggest violators of human rights, and being currently carrying out the mass sterilization of Muslim women, and the systematic persecution of the Uighurs and other minorities, with imprisonment, torture and slave labor, it is very clear that his statements are lies and a recurrent way used by the Chinese regime to show another face to the international community, using its propaganda means.
Similarly, although the Taliban have tried to portray themselves as ‘moderate’ and ‘inclusive’, the aberrant acts towards women, dissidents and the permanent attack on freedom of expression remain in Afghanistan and are recurrent.
Numerous reports of violence have surfaced, including beheadings of women considered to be violators of sharia (Islamic) law. Even the Taliban have regularly beaten women participating in human rights protests, Breitbart said.
One of the most recent events that came to light and caused shock was that of volleyball player Mahjabin Hakimi, of the Afghan youth team, who was beheaded by the Taliban for going to train, since among other prohibitions they impose is the practice of sports.
During Monday’s meeting, the Chinese diplomat also called again on the Taliban to cut ties with the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM), which Beijing considers separatist and calls them terrorists to use as a pretext for the persecution and genocide of Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang province.
The Uighurs are a predominantly Muslim ethnic group against which China is committing genocide, the Taliban have not opposed the mass killing and enslavement of their fellow Muslims.
Bradley Jardine, an analyst who has been studying China’s economic and political presence abroad, said, “China’s belt and road project has given it a lot of economic leverage over countries with which it cooperates, and in exchange Uyghurs are often scapegoated.”
“The Taliban will be hoping for economic concessions and much needed investment from China, and Afghanistan’s Uyghurs could, to put it crudely, end up a bargaining chip,” Bradley sentenced.