A Chinese think tank has said the Taliban faces a series of serious challenges, including those related to unity and the ability to form an open and inclusive government, and calls for close cooperation between “all-weather” allies China and Pakistan to the Afghan terrorist group to fulfill its obligations.
As the interim Taliban government failed to gain global recognition, an article in the state-run Global Times on Saturday said: “China and Pakistan must work closely together on the Afghan issue to convince the Afghan Taliban to establish an open and inclusive government.” and moderate domestic and foreign policies”.
Written by Liu Zongyi, secretary general of the Research Center for China-South Asia Cooperation at the government-run Shanghai Institutes for International Studies, the article said, “At present, the verbal expression of the Afghan Taliban is very different from those in the past, but we don’t know what specific policies they will be defending in the future”.
“The Afghan Taliban now face a series of serious challenges. First, the unity of the Afghan Taliban itself. Second, whether the Afghan Taliban can form an open and inclusive government.
“Thirdly, food shortages are likely to lead to humanitarian disasters and refugees. Fourthly, they hope to gain recognition and help from the international community, but at the same time they also face hatred, blockades, sanctions and even subversion of some of the hostile forces in the world. “, it said.
The article said that China and Pakistan, as “all-weather strategic partners”, should work together to maintain and promote regional security and stability.
Titled “Why is it essential for China, Pakistan to improve coordination against terrorists, ensure regional stability,” the article also criticized the strategic analysts’ assumption that the Taliban takeover is a success for China and Pakistan. .