The Chinese are falling all over themselves in openly celebrating the U.S. failure in Afghanistan and trying to paint the picture that the same fate awaits Taiwan. While Washington’s track record is not enviable at all, comparing the situation in Afghanistan and Taiwan is truly a case of apples and oranges.

Meanwhile, the Taliban are talking about China financing an economic comeback for Afghanistan. They have also stated that they will be relying primarily on the Chinese to help in rebuilding the country. 

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid gave an interview to the Italian newspaper La Republica earlier this week saying that the rapid collapse of the Afghan government caused all of the aid coming from the West to be restricted. 

“China is our most important partner and represents a fundamental and extraordinary opportunity for us because it is ready to invest in our country and support reconstruction efforts,” Mujahid said.