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China happily chimes in without high moral ground over US' Afghanistan exit: Report

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  • 29th August, 2021 04:37:31 PM
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China happily chimes in without high moral ground over US' Afghanistan exit: Report

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The withdrawal of the US forces from Afghanistan is questionable but China doesn't have that moral ground to target the US as Beijing's repressive policies internally and hostage diplomacy for rival nations are visible worldwide, a media report said.

There's no doubt that the US pumped immense money and conducted serious efforts in Afghanistan to establish democracy and maintain peace but it was the corrupt regime of the Asian nation that didn't uplift the country's status and resulted in the collapse of the government, European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS) said.

China -- which was benefited from the peace and stability in Afghanistan that Washington started maintaining -- is now questioning the reliability of the US as a partner and protector of the ally especially those in South Asia over Afghanistan withdrawal.

The allegations of Beijing are more problematic as its track record has been of the

gross suppressor, exploiter of its citizens and of those countries that are trapped in its debt.

Recently, US vice president Kamala Harris called upon the international community to challenge Beijing's "bullying" and excessive maritime claims in Indo-Pacific.

"We need to find ways to pressure and raise the pressure on Beijing to abide by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea" -- a reference to the UN treaty that establishes all maritime activities around the world -- "and to challenge its bullying and excessive maritime claims," Voice of America quoted Harris as saying on Wednesday.

Source: ANI