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China’s state media says Taliban takeover was ‘smoother than the presidential transition’

China’s state media mocks US Afghanistan withdrawal saying Taliban takeover was ‘even more smooth’ than the presidential transition

  • A representative of Chinese state media mocked the U.S.’s withdrawal from Afghanistan 
  • ‘Chinese netizens joked that the power transition in Afghanistan is even more smooth than presidential transition in the US,’ wrote Hu Xijin
  • He’s an editor of the state-produced Global Times and is known to troll the U.S. on Twitter 
  • Hu also weeted that Taiwan’s government should look to Afghanistan as an example and rejoin mainland China because they won’t have U.S. backing 
  • Hu also touted the Chinese policy of ‘non-interference,’ boasting that China’s embassy in Kabul is operating normally  

A representative of Chinese state media mocked the U.S.’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, saying the Taliban takeover was smoother than the presidential transition earlier this year. 

Hu Xijin, an editor of the state-produced Global Times, sent out a tweet Sunday night. 

‘Chinese netizens joked that the power transition in Afghanistan is even more smooth than presidential transition in the US,’ Hu wrote. 

A representative of Chinese state media mocked the U.S.’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, saying the Taliban takeover was smoother than the presidential transition earlier this year

Hu Xijin, editor-in-chief of the Global Times, which is state-run media, is known to troll the U.S. in tweets

Hu Xijin, editor-in-chief of the Global Times, which is state-run media, is known to troll the U.S. in tweets 

Hu was referencing content users posted to Weibo, which is the Chinese version of Twitter. 

Business Insider translated some of the posts. 

‘What a joke. In Kabul today, the new government takeover was even more stable than when the US changed presidents,’ Weibo user Chen Zhen wrote. 

The presidential transition between former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden was the rockiest in American history with Trump refusing to concede the election, and instead fed his supporters baseless claims that the election had been stolen from him. 

That resulted in a mob of Trump supporters breaking into the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, when Congress was in session to ceremonially certify Biden’s win. 

Trump did leave the White House on inauguration day, January 20, but continues to push the so-called ‘big lie.’   

A Taliban fighter is captured outside the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan on Monday

A Taliban fighter is captured outside the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan on Monday 

Supporters of President Donald Trump invade the U.S. Capitol on January 6, as Congress was certifying the results of President Joe Biden's election

Supporters of President Donald Trump invade the U.S. Capitol on January 6, as Congress was certifying the results of President Joe Biden’s election 

Hu also tweeted that Taiwan's democratic government should look to Afghanistan as an example and rejoin mainland China, a communist nation, because it wouldn't have the help of the United States

Hu also tweeted that Taiwan’s democratic government should look to Afghanistan as an example and rejoin mainland China, a communist nation, because it wouldn’t have the help of the United States

Hu also touted the Chinese policy of 'non-interference' in a Monday tweet

Hu also touted the Chinese policy of ‘non-interference’ in a Monday tweet

Hu also tweeted that Taiwan’s democratic government should look to Afghanistan as an example and rejoin mainland China, a communist nation, because it wouldn’t have the help of the United States.  

‘After the fall of the Kabul regime, the Taiwan authorities must be trembling. Don’t look forward to the US to protect them,’ Hu wrote. ‘Taipei officials need to quietly mail-order a Five-Star Red Flag from the Chinese mainland. It will be useful one day when they surrender to the PLA.’ 

Hu also touted the Chinese policy of ‘non-interference’ in a Monday tweet. 

‘Chinese Embassy in Afghanistan is operating normally,’ he wrote. ‘The principle of non-interference in domestic affairs enables China to maintain the confidence that it need not close its embassy in Kabul which still functions normally in this special, chaotic time.’  

Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with his Chinese counterpart,  Foreign Minister Wang Yi, on Monday about the situation on the ground in Afghanistan. 

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