China ponders sending troops to Afghanistan after U.S. pull-out

China ponders sending troops to Afghanistan after U.S. pull-out
Taliban fighters. AP video

[Ed. – As night follows the day.  It will be interesting to see how Never-Trumpers arrange to see this as Trump’s fault.  Well, sort of interesting.]

China is considering sending troops to Afghanistan after the planned U.S. military withdrawal in coming month. “China may send peacekeeping force to Afghanistan after US troops leave,” the Hong Kong daily South China Morning Post reported Friday, citing senior Chinese national security experts.

The report comes after this week’s announcement by President Joe Biden to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan. According to the plan, 2,500 U.S. servicemen and a further 7,000 allied NATO troops will leave the country by September 11, 2021.

Following the Biden White House announcement, China raised the alarm about the security situation in the Taliban-ridden country close to its western borders. On Thursday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian warned that “terrorist forces” may take over Afghanistan once the U.S. pulls out.

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