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EFSAS comments on China contracting with the Taliban to extract oil


Most other countries would view investments or projects in today’s Afghanistan as not being worth the risk in the existing unstable milieu, but not Beijing. It has long had covetous eyes on Afghanistan’s vast untapped resources, and the temptation of a West-free playing field is proving just too much for it to resist, the risks notwithstanding. If that means signing contracts with pariahs who were till recently called terrorists, thereby virtually granting them recognition, for the current Chinese regime that does not seem to pose any headaches.