Communist China wants to befriend a militant group because it could progress a global infrastructure strategy in the Middle East, a banished political leader said.

Salih Hudayar believes the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) takes its friendship with the Taliban very seriously.

The East Turkestan government leader in exile believes there is little chance an organization with a history of terrorism will oppose genocide against Uighur Muslims. In fact, fighters are likely to support expanding the controversial Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) across the Persian Gulf.

“The role of Afghanistan cannot be underestimated concerning China’s strategy,” Hudayar said according to Breitbart.

The Chinese regime’s mega BRI project is a strategic infrastructure plan where the CCP seizes properties in other countries, and grants abusive credits that target nations cannot afford to repay. In this way, the regime gradually achieves global hegemony.

This is already happening in parts of Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Southeast Asia. The CCP is attracted to Afghanistan for its strategic position between China, the Middle East, and Europe according to the publication.

“The Chinese are building a naval base in the Pakistani port of Gwadar in Baluchistan, intending to own a stake in the Persian Gulf,” Hudayar said. “China is also building a modern airport in Tashkurgan (inside East Turkistan) [and,] … when we look at the radar stations in the Maldives and other places, it is clear that China is spreading its net.”

He believes the Taliban should provide Afghan people favorable development conditions to avoid a new civil war.

“It takes a lot of money, expertise, and strategy to achieve this goal,” he said.

The Taliban recognizes the need to rebuild the Middle Eastern country.

“We need the reconstruction of Afghanistan, the people of Afghanistan need the budget,” spokesman Suhail Shaheen said according to Chinese mouthpiece CGTN. “The [central bank] shall need the budget.”

The CCP also resorts to strategic bribery through paying large sums of money to elites in democratically weak countries. In this way leaders turn a blind eye to the regime’s human rights violations against peaceful Christians, Tibetan buddhists, Uighur Muslims, and Falun Gong adherents. This includes arbitrarily arresting, torturing, organ harvesting, and killing people simply for having high moral standards.

“The Taliban have already clearly stated that they will not be interfering in China’s so-called ‘internal affairs’ regarding the Uighur genocide,” Hudayar said.