China is losing its strategic assets in Central Asia and the Middle East because of one mistake

China is losing its strategic assets in Central Asia and the Middle East because of one mistake

diplomacy and foreign policy is not xi jinping’s cup of tea he has successfully blighted china’s relations with the world and now he has embarked on yet another disastrous path by throwing his weight behind the new rulers of afghanistan the taliban jinping extended his support to the taliban out of his fears for the eti and the oegor militant group that is waiting for the best opportunity to take down chinese authorities in china’s muslim-dominated region of shenzhen just to keep the etim at beijinping supported the taliban as if there was no tomorrow well as one would have guessed given the absence of the all-important gray matter in jinping’s brain the move has now backfired and china is increasingly losing its influence not just in the central asian region but also in the middle east hi and welcome this is cfi global the foreign affairs and geopolitical analysis arm of the tfi media group i’m your host atul mishra and in this video i will tell you how china is losing its hard-earned strategic assets in central asia and the middle east after jinping’s ill-taught decision of backing the taliban regime in afghanistan is backfiring gloriously let’s begin after kabul fell into the hands of the taliban china jumped the gun by extending its support to the radical islamist group immediately china went on to declare that it would be seeking to forge a friendly ties with the taliban china is ready to deepen friendly and cooperative ties with afghanistan taliban a spokesperson for the chinese foreign ministry said just a day after the taliban and schooned itself in the country china’s constant urge to establish rock solid ties with the taliban is majorly driven by the threats that a taliban ruled afghanistan poses to china’s western province of xinjiang china fears that an insurgency could be fueled by turkestan islamic movement formerly etim in china’s muslim-dominated xinjiang it is the same region where china carries out excessive human rights abuses and uighurs in the name of re-education the history afghan exit orchestrated by the current joe biden administration sparked worries in beijing however china is now striving to turn this crisis into an opportunity for itself by putting its weight behind the taliban regime china is eyeing to eradicate the potent threat of separatism inside its territories on august 17th china asked the u.s to turn down frictions and reimpose the ban on xinjiang’s uighur militant group the east turkestan islamic movement or etim in return for cooperation to stabilize afghanistan chinese foreign minister wong yi had also urged the taliban leader mullah abdul ghani baradar last month that combating the etim is the common responsibility of the two sides we hope the afghan taliban will make a clean break with all terrorist organizations including the etim and resolutely and effectively combat them to remove obstacles play a positive role and create enabling conditions for security stability development and cooperation in the region vangi had told the taliban leaders in tianjin given the fact that the other major regional powers like russia iran and india are still figuring out their policies of engagement with the afghan taliban illustrates that china wants to cash in on the first mover’s advantage we await the world’s engagement with the militant group however the move stands to spectacularly backfire for china simply put the engagement with the taliban comes at a massive diplomatic cost for beijing china’s diplomatic efforts risk losing sheen in west asia and the central asian countries if china goes on to further cement its ties with the taliban the signs of a major paradigm shift are already emerging for instance russia is re-emerging as a major security provider for the central asian countries in the face of growing instability in afghanistan russia has militarily engaged with central asian countries like tajikistan and uzbekistan russia which has its military bases in tajikistan and kyrgyzstan has pledged to offer military assistance to its allies and other ex-soviet central asian nations if they face threats in the form of militant insurgency from afghanistan three central asian nations kazakhstan kyrgyzstan and tajikistan are members of the moscow dominated security back of several ex-soviet nations known as the collective security treaty organization or the csto china for a long time has been strenuously working to eat into russia’s influence in these countries in the purview of its economic engagement under the highly ambitious belt and road initiative projects russia’s projection of its military readiness demonstrated that moscow is more than willing to beat the living daylights out of the taliban if insurgency and instability spill across the borders into these former soviet states on the other hand china’s diplomatic strides to placate the taliban are also prompting the arabs and iranians to bury the hatchet and consolidate their efforts towards ensuring stability taliban is a shared threat for both iran and saudi arabia a virtual meeting between saudis de facto ruler muhammad bin salman and iran’s ibrahim ricey could also take place in iraq in the coming days with the taliban issue forming the core agenda for china reconciliation between iran and saudi arabia would not come as anything shot off a geopolitical dilemma china has for long astutely played on both sides of the spectrum exploited their vulnerabilities and eyed on usurping the abundant natural resources that both countries offer china has shrewdly developed strategic ties with both the countries a 400 billion u.s dollars deal with iran on one hand and forging extremely close strategic and economic ties with saudi arabia on the other last year reports also emerged that china could be helping the arabs in setting up their first ever uranium facility the vaporizing animosity between iran and the saudis would not let china exploit these vulnerabilities anymore instead any reconciliation would force the chinese to retreat hence the crisis for china is real china cannot afford to antagonize the taliban by backing off from supporting the militant group as the move could exaggerate its headache in the xinjiang region if it continues to flirt with the taliban it could be cast aside by countries in central asia iran and saudi arabia well what happens in kabul does not stay in kabul
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China is losing its strategic assets in Central Asia and the Middle East because of one mistake

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