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China is negotiating with Taliban authorities in Afghanistan over mining projects for one copper reserve and one oil-and-gas reserve in the country, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing US officials as saying “they are concerned that China will fill the vacuum left by the American withdrawal from Afghanistan.”
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The news has yet to be confirmed, but what stands out in the WSJ piece is that it fully reflects the US’ hegemony. “While the US deployed tens of thousands of troops there and spent hundreds of billions of dollars, it was never able to unlock this bounty” the report said. By the “bounty”, it apparently refers to the $1 trillion-worth Afghan mineral resources, while ignoring the grave human and economic devastation the US left behind.