According to British media reports, US President Biden stated on September 7 that after the United States completely withdraws its troops from Afghanistan, China will face the problem of dealing with the Taliban. He is convinced that after the Taliban seizes power in Afghanistan, China will work hard to reach an agreement with the Taliban.
When asked if he was worried about China's funding of the Taliban, Biden told reporters, “China does have problems with the Taliban. I'm sure they will try to reach some kind of agreement with the Taliban. The same goes for Pakistan, Russia and Iran. They are all thinking about what they should do now."
The United States and its Group of Seven (G7) allies have agreed to coordinate their response to the Taliban. Washington has blocked the Taliban’s access to Afghanistan’s reserves to ensure that they fulfill their commitments to respect women’s rights and international law, most of which are held by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. .
However, some experts said that if China, Russia or other countries provide funds to the Taliban, a large part of this economic influence will be lost.
Italy, the current chairman of the Group of 20 (G20), including China and Russia, has been trying to convene a virtual G20 meeting on Afghanistan, but the specific date has not yet been announced. British media speculated that this may indicate differences within the group.
On September 7, local time, the Afghan Taliban announced the formation of a new government and announced to the outside world the government structure of the "Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan", as well as a list of some government officials. On the same day, the Taliban expressed their willingness to establish relations with the United States and other countries, except Israel.
At the regular press conference of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on September 1, a reporter asked whether China plans to recognize the new government of the Taliban.
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin responded that Afghanistan's history is turning a new page. Opportunities and challenges coexist, difficulties and hopes coexist. The suffering people of Afghanistan are ushering in a new starting point for national peace and reconstruction. The international community also pays close attention to the upcoming formation of a new government in Afghanistan and other trends.China sincerely hopes that all parties in Afghanistan will comply with the urgent aspirations of their own people and the general expectations of the international community, build an open and inclusive political structure, pursue a moderate and stable domestic and foreign policy, completely separate from various terrorist organizations, and get along with all countries in the world, especially neighboring countries..
Wang Wenbin went on to say that Chairman Mao Zedong once said: "Afghanistan is a heroic country that has never succumbed in history. China and Afghanistan are friendly countries. China does not want to harm Afghanistan, and Afghanistan does not want to harm China. The two countries support each other. "China will continue to pursue a friendly policy towards all the Afghan people, respect the sovereign independence and territorial integrity of Afghanistan, refrain from interfering in Afghanistan's internal affairs, and continue to provide assistance within its capacity for the early realization of peace and reconstruction in Afghanistan.
Earlier, the Kremlin stated that Russia has not yet made any decision to recognize the Taliban as the official government of Afghanistan. A Kremlin spokesperson said: “You know, so far, no decision has been made on the recognition of the Taliban. In addition , you also know that, in fact, we are monitoring everything that happens there very carefully, and most importantly, we are still Working hard to understand the Taliban's promises, their statements, and how they relate these promises to their future actions."
White House spokesman Psaki said on the 7th local time that the United States "is not in a hurry to recognize" the new Afghan government just announced by the Taliban. Psaki said: "We are not in a hurry to admit that it will depend on the actions taken by the Taliban." Before Psaki made the above remarks, Biden said on the 6th local time that the recognition of the Taliban government "has a long way to go. The way to go".
"The Americans do not allow California to be'independent', so why should they accuse China on the Taiwan issue"
"The United States will never tolerate an independent California, so it should not criticize China on the Taiwan issue." "Russia Today" (RT) published a commentary on this topic on the 7th. The author is an American economist. , Liberal theorist Walter Brock. By enumerating the Civil War in the history of the United States and the issue of "independence" in California today, the article warned the United States to consider international issues on its own terms, and reminded: "Americans better remember this."
(Screenshot of RT report)
Speaking of the American Civil War that started in 1861, the article stated that this was actually not a "civil war" as the US called it, because the goal of the southern region was to break away, while the northern region wanted to unify the entire country. Therefore, the article believes that a more accurate term for this war should be a war to "avoid the secession of the South."
As for the state of California in the United States, which is now the most violent state for "independence", the article said, "Now, suppose California wants to separate from the other 49 states. How will the federal government of the United States view this plan? From a skeptical perspective, this is easy to imagine. Will those in Washington, D.C. use violence to prevent Californians from doing this? It’s easy to imagine that they would."
The article further stated that if the United States intervenes (on the Taiwan issue), it will follow the hegemonic logic of "you can't do what I have done, you can only do what I ask you to do." However, the article pointed out that China is also a sovereign country. "(In the United States) this kind of condescending speech is like an adult talking to a child, and it won't produce good results."
"Americans better remember this." The article reminded at the end.
The Taliban announced the list, and the Indian media began to spread Chinese rumors!
Wake up, two big things.
The first one, on September 7, can be regarded as the beginning of the call. The Taliban announced the government construction of the "Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan". The list of some government officials is as follows :
- Mohamed Hassan as Acting Prime Minister
- Baradar serves as acting deputy prime minister
- Abdul Salam Hanafi as the Acting Second Deputy Prime Minister
- Amir Khan Mutaki is acting Minister of Foreign Affairs
- Mohamed Jacob is acting Minister of Defense
- Sirazuddin Haqqani as Acting Minister of the Interior
- Khalil Haqqani as Acting Refugee Minister
- Hatayala Badri as Acting Minister of Finance
- Abdul Hakim Shati as Acting Minister of Justice
- Mohamed Idris serves as Acting Governor of the Central Bank
Well, so many unfamiliar names, you don't need to remember each one.
Just know that the supreme leader is Ahunzada, leading the country as an "Emir".
The word "Emir" comes from Arabic and means "a person who leads others." The current head of state is the Emir, only Kuwait and Qatar, and now there is another Afghanistan.
Also, Acting Prime Minister Mohamed Hassan Ahund is a close comrade-in-arms of the late Taliban leader Omar. He is also a veteran. Before the United States invaded Afghanistan, he served as foreign minister and other positions in the Taliban regime.
Deputy Prime Minister Baradar is familiar to the international community. It was he who led the Taliban's negotiations with the West and the U.S. withdrawal. Not long ago, he also led a delegation to Tianjin and held talks with Wang Yi.
The second thing is that the Indian media began to spread rumors, stating that the Taliban would hand over the Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan to China.
This is the simplest question and answer at the press conference of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on September 7.
The question is from a reporter from the Russian TASS news agency, asking:
According to India’s “Herald”, the Taliban may hand over the Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan to China and the Kandahar base to Pakistan for operations. The source also said that China and the Taliban are discussing the matter, and Pakistani Air Force engineers are inspecting five former US air bases in Afghanistan. What's your opinion?
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin replied in one sentence: I can tell everyone that this is purely false news.
The rumors spread to China. The key is, sinister intentions.
Bagram Air Force Base is the largest military base in Afghanistan. It is only tens of kilometers away from Kabul. It used to be the main base for the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, and later became the base camp for the US invasion of Afghanistan.
Will the Taliban hand over this military base to China?
There is no doubt that this is something out of nothing.
The Taliban can't do it. Afghanistan is called the "imperial cemetery." The most angry thing is foreign aggression. The Taliban just drove away the American invading army and handed over the military base to a foreign country. This is an insult to the Taliban.
China is even less likely to do it. We sent troops to Afghanistan and took over the largest US military base in Afghanistan. Is this possible? Not to mention the major risks that this will bring, it is completely inconsistent with my country's foreign policy.
But this kind of news, some Indian media, just reported it with nose and eye. What kind of news norm is this?
Two pieces of news that are not very relevant, but the focus is on Afghanistan. What do you think?
First, the Taliban have begun to "found a nation," but they are also cautious.
For example, all positions are preceded by "agent", indicating that this is temporary; moreover, this is only a partial list, indicating that some other positions are still vacant.
But it does have the characteristics of the "Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan". For example, the supreme leader is the Emir, and all officials are men. When asked why there are no female ministers, Taliban spokesman Mujahid replied that the government has not yet been formed.
Mujahid also made it clear: I hope that all classes in Afghanistan will have their place in the new government in the future.
In addition, Taliban spokesman Shaheen said that the Taliban hopes to maintain dialogue with all neighboring countries, but will not establish any relations with Israel.
Obviously, this is not a secular regime familiar to the international community, and some domestic and foreign policies may not cause major controversy.
The sporadic protests on the streets of Kabul and other cities are a sign.
Second, next is who first recognizes the Taliban regime.
There will definitely be the first one. First, it naturally has a special diplomatic meaning.
But the first one, the high probability will not be China.
It will not be the United States. The United States is still licking its wounds, and Biden has made it clear that the United States still has a long way to go before it recognizes the Taliban regime.
For the Taliban, the challenge is also severe. It is easy to seize the country, but it is difficult to manage the country. What we are facing right away is the famine in Afghanistan and the salary problem of so many public officials.
Therefore, we have seen that the Taliban have maintained a low profile and have also contacted various countries to seek to establish diplomatic relations. Especially with China, they have expressed their desire to join the “Belt and Road” and hope that China will provide active assistance.
From a completely personal point of view, China is definitely not a successor to the United States. As a friendly neighbor, China will definitely give humanitarian assistance. The assistance is to give charity in the snow, not to add to the cake.
But on the other hand, the Taliban must also see that Afghanistan still needs to be self-reliant, and the international environment will not improve significantly in the short term.
I also have some faint concerns. The Taliban now have high expectations of China, and even feel that it is too high. If this exceeds China’s wishes and capabilities, it will not be a good thing.
Third, China still has to calm down, and there will be no shortage of sewage.
China really needs to be calm. As I said before, the first one admits that we don’t need to fight; we will provide humanitarian assistance, but we must do our best.
Not to mention, we also have expectations, which should have been expressed to the Taliban many times: 1. To establish an inclusive government; 2. To pursue a moderate and prudent domestic and foreign policy; 3. To cut off from terrorist organizations.
For the Taliban, it is also doing it, but it is also difficult. We must also have patience, encouragement, and guidance. There will certainly be persistence, but not pressure at all times.
We must be more vigilant, and there will be no less sewage spilled on China.
For example, the above-mentioned reports of the Indian media showed that what was completely fictitious was actually reported by noses and eyes. This is not the first time, and it certainly won't be the last.
This is not only to sow discord, but also to confuse international public opinion and stigmatize China. Of course, fake news also exposed the anxiety of some people in India after Afghanistan’s change.
It is not just India that is anxious. The more anxious these countries are, the more we have to calm down and don't worry.
But in any case, the history of Afghanistan has finally turned a new page. The continuous war of 40 years is coming to an end. This is a historic moment and a historic opportunity.
Yesterday some experts said that many people may not know that in 1979, Afghanistan’s per capita GDP was higher than China’s, but 40 years later, China’s reform and opening up, rapid development and prosperity; but Afghanistan is one war after another. The good country was completely broken.
It is hoped that this neighboring country will embark on the road of moderation and tolerance and realize stability and prosperity at an early date. China and the international community really need more help, more encouragement, and more guidance.
Afghans, it's really too bitter.
After the Afghan Taliban announced the formation of a new government, what the United States said...
According to comprehensive reports, on September 7, local time, the Taliban in Afghanistan announced the formation of an interim government and announced a list of some government officials. The White House stated that it is “in no rush” to recognize the Afghan government announced by the Taliban, and that U.S. recognition will “depend on” the actions of the Taliban.
The Afghan Taliban issued a statement after announcing the formation of an interim government on the 7th, saying that the interim government will ensure "lasting peace, prosperity and development" in Afghanistan. Afghanistan is willing to develop stable and healthy relations with neighboring countries and countries around the world on the basis of mutual respect, and will never allow any person or organization to use Afghan territory to threaten the security of other countries.
On September 1, local time, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, the Taliban held a "parade" to celebrate the withdrawal of US troops.
Taliban spokesman Sohail Shahin said that the Taliban hopes to maintain diplomatic relations with countries in the world except Israel.
Regarding the Taliban’s interim government, White House Press Secretary Psaki said: “ We are not in a hurry to admit that it will depend on what actions the Taliban take. ” “The whole world will pay attention to whether they allow American citizens to leave, whether they allow individuals to leave voluntarily, and How do they treat women and girls across the country."
Psaki said that Washington did not propose a time limit for possible recognition of the Taliban.
Earlier, when answering questions about how Russia views the Taliban’s invitation to attend the Afghan announcement of the formation of a new government, Russian Presidential Spokesperson Peskov once said: “ Russia has not yet made any decision to recognize the Taliban... We are indeed very concerned about the situation there. The main reason is that we currently want to know whether the Taliban's promise will become a reality."
In addition, the United Nations spokesperson Farhan Haak said in New York that only " a negotiated and inclusive solution can bring sustainable peace to Afghanistan ."
Turkish President Erdogan stated that he will pay close attention to the future development direction of the new Afghan government. He said that he does not know how long the current composition of the new government will last.
Wang Wenbin is telling the Taiwan authorities: arrogant foreigners are doomed to fail
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said in response to questions from reporters on relevant developments in Honduras on the 7th that there is only one China in the world and Taiwan is an inalienable part of Chinese territory. The one-China principle is the universally recognized norm of international relations and the universal consensus of the international community. Adhering to the one-China principle is the will of the people and the general trend. China welcomes all words and deeds that agree and support the one-China principle. "We are also telling the Taiwan authorities that'Taiwan independence' is a dead end, and the trick of'Golden Dollar Diplomacy' has been spurned. Any attempt to go against the historical trend and self-respect for foreigners is doomed to end in failure."
Biden said the US is at a turning point in climate change
On September 7, local time, Biden visited New Jersey and New York, which were severely affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ada. Biden said that the United States is at a “turning point” in climate change, and now it needs to take action with other countries to address climate change. Biden said that he visited areas across the country affected by extreme weather, including California, which was affected by wildfires, and Louisiana, which was affected by hurricanes. He learned that every part of the United States is affected by extreme weather. Biden emphasized that global warming is a real fact and it is developing at an incredible speed. Although it cannot be reversed, it can be prevented from getting worse. The United States and other countries in the world must do something for this. what.Biden said he will attend the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland in November. Prior to this, Hurricane Ida had a severe impact on Louisiana and many states in the northeastern United States. Biden said the United States is at a turning point in climate change (CCTV News; Beta)