China mocks the US over Afghanistan – RT World News

A Foreign Ministry spokesman contrasted Beijing’s aid to the earthquake-stricken country with the US’s hasty withdrawal

The same kind of planes the US used for its chaotic withdrawal from war-torn Afghanistan, China is now using to deliver supplies to rebuild the province after a major earthquake, a State Department spokesman said. Beijing Friday on Twitter. †

“Similar Transport Aircraft, Different Missions in Afghanistan,” Zhao Lijian tweeted† He accompanied that with a screenshot that reads in English: “US planes took out people after destruction, Chinese planes brought in relief supplies for reconstruction.”

One of the images is the iconic photo of the US C-17 Globemaster III attempting to take off from Kabul in August 2021, surrounded by desperate Afghans trying to cling to it. Below is a photo of the Chinese Xian Y-20 transport that delivered pallets with assistance last week.

Zhao’s still resembles a video circulating in China that contrasts the relief effort with the US’s struggle to leave Afghanistan in August 2021, when the Taliban took power in Kabul and melted the US-backed government.

Two of Afghanistan’s provinces on the Pakistani border, Khost and Paktika, were hit by an earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale on June 22. According to initial reports, the death toll was 700, with twice as many injured.

China has responded to the earthquake in Afghanistan by announcing aid for 50 million yuan ($7.5 million). The videos and photos show how the Air Force of the People’s Liberation Army is bringing some of the aid to Kabul airport.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) said it had sent $55 million in aid, including emergency supplies, to victims of the earthquake in Afghanistan. Aid had to go through partner organizations such as the IOM, as Washington, however, does not recognize the Taliban government.

Friday’s needle through Zhao isn’t the first time the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman mocked the US about Afghanistan. In September last year, about a week after the last US troops left the country, he posted a video of the Taliban playing around in the wreckage of an American-made plane, captioned “graveyard of rich.”

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