For Beijing, Taliban-dominated Afghanistan poses more problems than profits, experts say.


Chinese experts recently warned that the Chinese administration has more to lose than it gains in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, as Beijing faces difficult challenges before promoting relations with militant groups. ..

“I don’t know if China will actually benefit, because Beijing has to do something new. It’s about managing a very difficult security situation outside the border,” he said. Gordon Chan, the author of “Immediate General Drowning,” said. At a recent epoch TV webinar.

After the Taliban swiftly acquired Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) accepted the group, and terrorist groups expressed hope that the Chinese administration could help rebuild the war-torn country.

There is speculation that China wants to fill the void left by the United States in Afghanistan and expand its influence on the region.

“We believe China can control the Taliban,” said Chan. However, Mr Chan added that the administration is currently in potential major problem with a terrorist group in the Taliban, Pakistan, which is “very opposed to China.”

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Security officials investigated a shooting vehicle carrying Chinese on July 28, 2021 in the port city of Karachi, Pakistan. Police said a Chinese was injured in a shooting of a vehicle. Assault targeting Chinese citizens in the country. (Lizwan Tabasam via Getty Images / AFP)

Recent two Self-destruction terrorism Targeting Pakistani Chinese workers killed at least nine Chinese. The latest attack on August 20 occurred in Gwadar, Pakistan’s vibrant Balochistan port city, when a suicide bomber detonated a detonation near a nearby vehicle. bottom. Eastbay Expressway..

Gwadar’s East Bay Highway was developed under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a major construction project under China’s foreign policy known as the “Belt and Road Initiative” (BRI, also known as the Belt and Road). This is a project. The corridor under construction connects the city of Kashgar in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region with the port of Pakistan.

The People’s Liberation Army (BLA), one of several radical groups wishing to establish an independent Baroch state, claimed responsibility for the August bomb attack. The BLA sees the interests of China and Pakistan as a threat.

“So China is in a very difficult situation right now,” said Chan. “Yes, there is something we can gain from our relationship with the Taliban, but there are many things we can lose from our investment in Pakistan.”

“You can see the whole region burning, in which case China is a very target,” he added.

Gregory Copley, chairman of the Washington-based NGO International Strategic Research Association, explained in a webinar that Beijing would like to import oil and gas from Iran via Afghanistan rather than via the Indian Ocean and South China Sea. ..

But before China achieved its goal of getting a “safe energy supply” from Iran, Beijing said there were various factions and ethnic groups in Afghanistan, including the Tajik-Dari-speaking Northern Alliance group. Must be aware, Copley said. Moreover, the former administration of Afghanistan has not left, and Afghanistan’s Vice President Amurula Saleh is still in the country.

President Ashraf Ghani fled Afghanistan after Tabrian took control of Kabul.

“What Beijing wants is, well, that Beijing will find Taliban and Pashtuns, and Iran will somehow find and deal with Dari-speaking Shiite groups. In between, we can put together enough stability to get pipelines across the country, “he added.

Frank Fang

Frank Fang is a Taiwan-based journalist. He covers news in China and Taiwan. He holds a master’s degree in materials science from Tsinghua University in Taiwan.