China needs better friends than the Taliban to make the most of its rise to power

//China needs better friends than the Taliban to make the most of its rise to power

China needs better friends than the Taliban to make the most of its rise to power

As the United States withdrawal from Afghanistan reaches the eleventh hour, the return of the Taliban to power in Afghanistan seems a mere formality. Given that the Taliban was ostensibly the reason the US undertook the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, the rapid return of the group to power in Kabul does not bode well for US-Afghan relations or US interests in the region.China, on the other hand, potentially stands to benefit if the Taliban returns to power. Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen…

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