Cautious Triumphalism: China on Afghanistan Cover Image

Cautious Triumphalism: China on Afghanistan
Cautious Triumphalism: China on Afghanistan

Author(s): Marcin Przychodniak
Subject(s): Politics, Government/Political systems, Security and defense, Military policy, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: PISM Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: Afghanistan; Talibans; China; EU; USA; foreign policy; military policy;
Summary/Abstract: The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan and the end of the U.S. military mission is being used by China as evidence of the failure of American interventionism. Chinese propaganda emphasises the advantage of its own model of relations with other countries, marked by the declared lack of interference in their internal affairs. The Chinese authorities do not want to engage economically in Afghanistan for the time being, as they do not believe that the Taliban will provide efficient administration or security for possible investments. China instead will focus on political support and limited humanitarian aid in cooperation with regional countries, as well as with the EU.

  • Page Count: 2
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: English