China makes big move in Afghanistan as Xi Jinping accepts credentials of Afghan Taliban envoy


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China took a big step on Tuesday, accepting the credentials of the envoy to Beijing from Afghanistan, which is governed by the Taliban. President Xi Jinping received the credentials of the Afghan ambassador in an official ceremony. The Chinese president was also given the credentials by ambassadors from forty-one other nations during the same ceremony. Xi welcomed Bilal Karimi as an ambassador to China and accepted his credentials as ambassador and special representative. Karimi met Wang Yi, the Chinese foreign minister, while serving as ambassador to China in December 2023. Afghanistan has joined China as an associate following this event....