Foreign media pointed out that the Chinese investment that the Taliban counted on has not arrived more than a year after the withdrawal of the US military.

The picture shows Taliban militants celebrating the first anniversary of the withdrawal of US troops on the 31st of last month.

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[Financial Channel/Comprehensive Report] The United States has ended the nearly 20-year war in Afghanistan and completed its withdrawal in 2021, which provides an opportunity for China to expand its influence in Afghanistan and target Afghanistan’s rich mineral deposits, but it is not the case. Foreign media pointed out that the Chinese investment that the Taliban counted on has not arrived more than a year after the withdrawal of the US military.

According to Bloomberg, the Afghan economy is collapsing and 19 million people are at serious risk of starvation.

Khan Jan Alokozay, vice president of the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Investment, criticized: "China has not invested a dime." In an interview, he said that many Chinese companies came to meet us to conduct research, then left and disappeared, which makes people feel Frustrated.

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From China's perspective, the Taliban did not do enough to fight a group linked to separatists in Xinjiang, according to two people familiar with the matter.

They also said the Taliban were also seeking to renegotiate the terms of existing projects to develop Afghan resources.

The report pointed out that China has repeatedly called on Afghanistan to take action against the "East Islamic State" terrorist group, which seeks to build an Islamic state in China's Xinjiang region and is seen as a separatist group.

The border between China and Afghanistan is 76 kilometers long.

Suhail Shaheen, head of the Taliban's political office in Doha, said the Taliban had repeatedly reiterated that the East Iraqi Movement was not operating in Afghanistan and that the Taliban "will not allow anyone to use Afghan soil against any other country." Some countries are quoted as saying that there are still East Iraqi militants in Afghanistan.

Fara Jeffery, deputy director of the Islamic Counter-Terrorism Theology (ITCT), a UK-based think tank, pointed out that for China, the ETIM is undoubtedly a ticking time bomb and a long-term threat.

As for the relationship between the Taliban and the East Islamic Movement, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said at a press conference a few days ago: "As for the relationship between the Afghan Taliban and the East Islamic Movement, I think you should ask the Afghan Taliban. According to the communication between China and the Afghan Taliban It has stated many times that Afghan territory will never be allowed to be used by any terrorist organization to attack any country, including China, and we hope the Afghan side will earnestly honor this commitment.”

China wants Afghanistan to live up to its commitments to fight against any terrorist groups, including the East Islamic Movement, but China doesn't believe this is happening and has shelved billions of dollars in commitments and future investments, including China's state-run Metallurgical Science and Industry Corporation The $3 billion copper mining contract signed in 2007 has remained stagnant for a long time.

In addition, there is the development of China National Petroleum Corporation in the Amu Darya basin, which is also progressing quite slowly.

The report pointed out that the ongoing confrontation between China and Afghanistan smells that Afghanistan's minerals, including gold, copper and lithium, will be buried underground for a longer time. These minerals are estimated to be worth more than $1 trillion, but only if they are mined. .

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