US President Joe Biden said that amid problems with the Taliban, China would try to work out an arrangement with them, following their acquisition of Afghanistan on August 15. 

Biden revealed whether he thinks China would fund the group and said, “China has a real problem with the Taliban. So they’re going to try to work out some arrangement with the Taliban, I’m sure. As does Pakistan, as does Russia, as does Iran. They’re all trying to figure out what do they do now.”

Keeping their promise to respect and secure women’s rights and international law, the United States and its seven allies have agreed on coordinating their response to the Taliban, with Washington blocking Taliban’s access to Afghanistan’s reserves. These reserves are mostly held by the New York Federal Reserve. However, much of that economic leverage will be for nothing if Russa, China or any other country ends up providing funds to the Taliban, according to experts. 

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Moreover, Italy has been making attempts at setting up a virtual G20 meeting on Afghanistan. It is a group of 20 major economies, including Russia and China, led by Italy. 

Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi told U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken over a phone call on August 29 that the international community should be in talks  with the Taliban and “positively guide” them. 

While Chila has not yet acknowledged the Taliban as Afghanistan’s new ruler, Wang had said the world should support the country and guide it through its transition to a new government. Wang hosted Afghanistan’s new deputy Prime Minister Mullah Buradar. 

In a recent development, “Mullah Mohammad Hasan Akhund will lead the new Taliban government in Afghanistan and the group co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar will be one of the two deputies,” spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said on Tuesday. This comes after delaying the announcement twice.