Taliban rule in Afghanistan. China has a big advantage from the occupation of Taliban, know which treasure is being watched
China-Pakistan friendship will benefit in Afghanistan  |  Photo Credits: BCCL
- Afghanistan has $400 billion worth of iron ore, $270 billion of copper, $25 billion of gold, and $50 billion of cobalt.
- About 1600 million barrels of crude oil and more than 15 thousand trillion cubic feet of gas are present in Afghanistan.
- China can benefit from the geographical location of Afghanistan, its One Belt One Road.
New Delhi: Taliban has captured Afghanistan. And now it is also clear that there the government will be run according to the Shariat. China and Pakistan are going to benefit the biggest from this change. Because these countries have directly and backdoor helped the Taliban to regain power. And the way China and Pakistan have come out openly in support of the Taliban, unlike the major countries of the world. It has many political implications. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hua Chunying has said, “China respects the right of the Afghan people to independently determine their fate and wants to continue to develop friendly and cooperative relations with Afghanistan.” Imran Khan also welcomed the Taliban, saying “they (the Taliban) have broken the chains of mental slavery in Afghanistan.”
Afghanistan’s location special
The geographical location of Afghanistan is strategically very special. It links Central Asia, South Asia and the Middle East. Also Afghanistan is rich in mineral resources. In view of this, the super powers of the world are trying to capture it. After Russia, America, now China wants to take full advantage of strengthening itself in Afghanistan with the help of Pakistan.
Former Foreign Secretary of India Muchkund Dubey told Times Now Navbharat Digital, “Look, China has an eye on Afghanistan’s abundant minerals. It is well known that the Taliban has stood with Pakistan’s support. And Pakistan has China’s backing. In such a situation, the Taliban government will give them priority. China has already won a big contract in the mineral sector. China is currently the largest foreign investor in Afghanistan. China Metallurgical Group Corp., Xijin Mining Group Co., Jiangxi Copper Corporation won the $3.5 billion contract. The contract was awarded for the world’s largest copper field, Ionak Copper Field.
According to the estimates of various agencies, iron ore worth $ 400 billion, copper of $ 270 billion, gold of $ 25 billion, cobalt of $ 50 billion are present in Afghanistan. Apart from this, about 1600 million barrels of crude oil and more than 15 thousand trillion cubic feet of gas are present in Afghanistan. Apart from this, there is an abundance of rare earth metals. Which is used more in modern technology.
One Belt One Road may get a boost
China’s increasing influence on Afghanistan could provide a big boost to its ambitious project One Belt One Road. The new Silk Road Fund is investing $40 billion, China Development Bank $900 billion, Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank $100 billion. Under which more than 900 projects are to be built in 60 countries. The atmosphere in Afghanistan has now turned favorable for China. In such a situation, you can invest there according to your wish. Apart from this, China is also connecting Afghanistan with a rail link through Tajikistan.
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