Foreign media: Chinese officials have repeatedly secretly contacted Taliban in Afghanistan over the past year.

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 Foreign media: Chinese officials have repeatedly secretly contacted Taliban in Afghanistan over the past year.


In the past, China has ignored the news of contacts with the Taliban, but has always stressed the Arab-led, Arab-owned issue in Afghanistan.

The analysis shows that China is willing to negotiate directly with the Taliban, highlighting Chinas increasing participation in the geopolitics of South and Central Asia.

A screenshot of the Financial Times

According to the Financial Times, Chinese officials have met with the Taliban many times in an attempt to play an important role in ending the 17-year-old conflict in Afghanistan.

According to the report, people who took part in arranging the talks said Beijing was trying to make contact with Taliban and even invited the senior members of the Islamic Organization to China.

The Chinese side is very careful in making these arrangements, said a Pakistan official who briefed the briefing. Pakistan has played the role of Taliban broker to help arrange its negotiations with China and the United States.

The news of the Chinese governments engagement with Taliban is not news.

In July 30, 2016, the Reuters quoted unnamed sources as saying that a senior delegation from Taliban, Afghanistan, visited China in from July 18th to 22nd to discuss the situation in Afghanistan at the invitation of the Chinese government.

At that time, China had neither confirmed nor denied the news. In response to China Daily in August 2nd of that year, the spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said:

The Chinese side has consistently supported the peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan with the Arab dominated and Arab ownership, and supports the early peace talks between the Arab unity government and the Taliban so as to restore peace and stability. For this reason, China has maintained contacts with all parties involved in Arab issues and is willing to continue to play an active and constructive role.

At the Foreign Ministry press conference last March 10th, the media asked the Chinese government to invite 5 senior officials from Taliban to visit China in February. The foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said he did not understand the situation, but reiterated the Chinese sides support for the Arab leader and all the Arab people. All parties involved in the Arab issue remain in contact and are willing to continue to send them. The attitude of active constructive role.

The Global Times commented in 2016 that Afghanistan is a neighbor of China and its peace and stability are of great significance to the stability of Xinjiang. On the other hand, in recent decades, the former Soviet Union and the United States have been trapped in Afghanistan and made strategic mistakes. Now that the United States has no heart to fight in Afghanistan, it is clear that China can neither ignore Afghanistan nor repeat the mistakes of the Soviet Union and the United States.

In 2001, the United States, which took Taliban as the war against terror to strike the target, and later fell deep in the imperial graveyard, faced the fact that it was unable to clean up Taliban in recent years, to support the communication between the Afghan government and Taliban. In 2016, the Quartet dialogue was held with China, Pakistan and Afghanistan, calling on the Arab government and Taliban. The peace dialogue process will be started as soon as possible.

The second round of Quartet dialogue held in Kabul, Afghanistan, in January 18, 2016, is from The Associated Press.

Recently, the United States has also made new moves in Afghanistan.

Last Monday, the Financial Times reported that American officials met with Taliban officials at least two times in the past three months. Taliban officials and the Afghan government have also confirmed that the United States recently held a direct dialogue with Taliban in Qatar.

The meeting was held in Doha, the capital of Qatar, and the middleman, arranged to meet, said Washington hopes to reopen the peace negotiations to end the longest war in the United States.

Talibans political office in Doha, Qatar, is from The Associated Press.

Analysts believe that the news shows that the United States began to change the Arab strategy. Previously, the United States had long refused to engage in direct talks with the Taliban, arguing that the Afghan government should be involved in all talks on peace issues in Afghanistan. The financial times commented that China is willing to negotiate directly with Taliban, not just in the United States or Afghanistan led negotiations, highlighting the increasing involvement of China in the geopolitics of South Asia and Central Asia. As for Chinas efforts in Afghanistan, the global times commented that China could not replace the United States and wrap up the peace process in Afghanistan, and Chinas military and political power is not enough to bear such responsibility. Most academics in Beijing believe that China is better suited to build a negotiating platform for the Afghan parties to the conflict and to lead them through a needle. China has always advocated Arab rule and Arab dominated. We do not want to be the leader of the Afghan process. Source: observer network editor: Cheng Gang _NN7377

Analysts believe that the news shows that the United States began to change the Arab strategy. Previously, the United States had long refused to engage in direct talks with the Taliban, arguing that the Afghan government should be involved in all talks on peace issues in Afghanistan.

The financial times commented that China is willing to negotiate directly with Taliban, not just in the United States or Afghanistan led negotiations, highlighting the increasing involvement of China in the geopolitics of South Asia and Central Asia.

As for Chinas efforts in Afghanistan, the global times commented that China could not replace the United States and wrap up the peace process in Afghanistan, and Chinas military and political power is not enough to bear such responsibility. Most academics in Beijing believe that China is better suited to build a negotiating platform for the Afghan parties to the conflict and to lead them through a needle. China has always advocated Arab rule and Arab dominated. We do not want to be the leader of the Afghan process.