China Vows to Help Taliban ‘Rebuild the Country’ in Doha Meeting
26 October 2021
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China’s failure to offer specifics on humanitarian aide suggests that “they are still not really committing,” said Raffaello Pantucci, senior associate fellow at Britain’s Royal United Services Institute. “Beijing is mostly focused on ensuring that there is a functional government in Kabul,” he said. “They worry that the economic crisis, humanitarian crisis and potentially escalating security crisis could tip into a mess which they are going to be stuck with.