Arabic speaking Chinese TV host "Salwa" said that the American withdrawal and Taliban takeover of Afghanistan proves America’s impotence, calling it a "paper tiger." She made these remarks in a monologue that aired on CGTN Arabic (China) on August 16, 2021. "Salwa" said that the situation in Afghanistan is a "major blow to the U.S." and exposed the American betrayal of its allies. She added that China plans on playing a "constructive role in rebuilding Afghanistan and restoring the peace."
Salwa: "The current situation in Afghanistan is, undoubtedly, a major blow to the U.S. It serves as conclusive evidence of the failure of the U.S. attempts to change this Central-Asian country. In addition, the U.S. withdrawal plan reveals its betrayal of its commitment to its allies. When its interests require dumping its allies, the U.S. finds a thousand justifications. For 20 years, the powerful U.S. could not get rid of the Afghan Taliban, which did not receive any foreign assistance. This failure has exposed the impotence of the United States. Indeed, the U.S. very much resembles a 'paper tiger.'
"China will deal with the changes in Afghanistan in a very reasonable way. China has no intention of filling the vacuum created by the United States. The principle of refraining from interfering in the internal affairs of other countries has been, and will continue to be, the mainstay of Chinese foreign policy. China will play a constructive role in Afghanistan, in order to achieve peace, and in order to move towards rebuilding [Afghanistan] very soon. I am Salwa, from Beijing."