As foreign troops exited Afghanistan, China has been quick to step in to fill the vacuum left behind. China is among the first few nations to endorse the interim Taliban govt by calling it a ‘necessary step’ to restore order in Afghanistan. Beijing has promised to provide nearly $31 million emergency to Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. The emergency aid will include food, winter weather supplies, vaccines and medicine.
Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, also announced a donation of 3 million vaccine doses to Afghanistan. Beijing also called on Taliban to crack down on terrorism and and build an “inclusive political structure”.