China to Occupy Abandoned US Air Base after Biden's Botched Afghanistan Withdrawal
Move could see China gain ground on the U.S.
Joe Biden hasn't just handed over billions of dollars worth of military equipment to the Taliban; he may have also gifted China some considerable assets too.
The Chinese Communist Party is now looking to occupy Bagram Air Base, which the Taliban recently took over after it was abandoned by the U.S.
The move would send a clear message that China is now gaining ground on the U.S. as it increases its military might.
But the Chinese government is denying the reports, despite calling the Afghanistan withdrawal a “humiliating defeat” for the U.S., according to U.S. News and World Report.
“I can tell you this is purely fake news,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said Tuesday.
Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, said recelty the terrorist group would rely on Chinese funding to support itself in becoming what they claim is a legitimate government.
“China is our most important partner and represents a fundamental and extraordinary opportunity for us because it is ready to invest and rebuild our country,” he said.
Neon Nettle reported that China has already used the U.S. defeat in Afghanistan to launch a propaganda campaign to warn Taiwan (which the communist regime claims as part of China) and potentially other countries that "weak" Biden won't protect them should they invade.
Shortly before the U.S. exit, China’s diplomats met with Taliban leaders late last month.
Here are just a few things that China gains from Biden's withdrawal:
China now could have access to oil, copper, and rare earth minerals in Afghanistan, experts say.
The communist regime also will want infrastructure, roads, and railways to access mining areas.
The connection would be part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, a multitrillion-dollar strategy of investing abroad to gain influence over other countries.
“China benefits immensely” from the U.S. exit from Afghanistan, said Marco Rimanelli, a professor of political science and international security at Saint Leo University in Florida.
“By expanding the Belt and Road Initiative, the Chinese are using a form of predatory capitalism by making nations completely dependent on China,” Rimanelli told The Daily Signal.
“Once a country is unable to pay back its debts, China tries to extract political concessions.”
Beijing has already given $31 million in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan as a result of cozying up to the Taliban.
The abandoned equipment could provide China with insights into U.S. capabilities and give them a massive advantage over the country.
Donald Trump called for "unequivocal military force” against the Taliban if they refused to give back the weaponry.
Trump asserted that the U.S should “at least bomb the hell out of” the Taliban's equipment to prevent them from using it.
Trump said in a statement:
“Never in history has a withdrawal from war been handled so badly or incompetently as the Biden Administration’s withdrawal from Afghanistan."
“In addition to the obvious, ALL EQUIPMENT should be demanded to be immediately returned to the United States, and that includes every penny of the $85 billion dollars in cost.”