This is not news to me. On August 18, I reported that China and the Taliban had a strong alliance. I was correct. China never misses an opportunity to have an opportunity. With natural resources of abundance in Afghanistan, including titanium, crude oil, and natural gas, the spoils go to the victor, and to their allies.
We have seen the Chinese exert their presence in all places the United States leaves a "vacuum." I have reported on China presence in Kenya, Uganda, Congo - where there is money to be made, there is China.
Lisa Pandone Benson.
Sr. Commentator, The Queen Esther Project.org