China troubled by Afghanistan
Due to the ongoing violence and instability in Afghanistan, Chinese interests are under threat. China is beginning to feel that if this situation continues, then in the coming days, there may be difficulties in the success of its ambitious project Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Keeping this in mind, it has been decided to provide arms to the Taliban. Concern has also been expressed by Chinese sources that there is a situation of continuous violence and uncertainty in Afghanistan.
Kabul should not become a base of terrorists
If sources are to be believed, China feels that if this situation continues, then the day is not far when Afghanistan will be a den of terrorists. The terrorists present here can target Xinjiang of China. Along with this, its interests located on foreign land like China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will also be affected. According to the official newspaper Global Times, CPEC is the project where contact and mutual cooperation between China and Pakistan has been increased to face potential threats.
On December 12, 2022, when ISKP terrorists targeted a hotel in Kabul, many Chinese citizens were present there. Five Chinese citizens were injured in this attack. While 18 foreign nationals had died. The three attackers involved in the attack were gunned down. Initially it was said that this hotel is run by Chinese businessmen. Chinese diplomats and businessmen often visit this hotel.
What is China’s planning
After the attack, it was said by the Chinese Foreign Ministry that China was shocked by the attack which was very strong. According to the Foreign Ministry, the Chinese government condemns terrorism in every way. To deal with many challenges, China has decided to provide full assistance to the Taliban. China is increasing mutual contact with the Taliban.
In the year 2021, when the Taliban government came to power in Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Russia and China decided to help the Taliban for the purpose of stability in the country. On the other hand, China also continues to worry that the presence of America in Afghanistan is a strategic threat to it. In such a situation, when the American forces returned from here, it was a big opportunity for China.