‘Not surprising’ China wants to ‘cosy up’ with Taliban

The IPA’s James Bolt says China and the Taliban are both “certainly enjoying” seeing the United States look “weak on the world stage”.

It comes amid reports China is ready for “friendly and cooperative” relations with the Taliban, according to a Chinese spokeswoman.

“I’m not surprised that China is reaching out to the Taliban,” Mr Bolt said.

“I think it’s pretty concerning from a world perspective, and just again shows China is willing to cosy up to brutal dictatorships.”