The Chinese Foreign Ministry railed against the alleged American “murder of civilians” in Afghanistan on Wednesday in notably sterner remarks than anything Beijing has said about the Taliban.
Beijing – currently engaging in genocide against several of its Muslim-majority ethnic minorities – has urged the world not to sanction the Taliban, a jihadist organization with a decades-old history of committing human rights atrocities. Chinese officials and state media outlets have touted the Taliban leadership’s claim of being a reformed, “inclusive” terrorist organization and encouraged the world, especially the United States, to invest financially in the Taliban’s attempts at establishing itself as a stable Afghan government.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin made the remarks Wednesday in response to a question from a reporter at the Global Times, China’s most belligerent English-language government propaganda newspaper.
“Public reports show the U.S. killing of innocent people in Afghanistan happened frequently,” Wang claimed, referring specifically to an