@GoUnion: the Chinese are involved all over Africa, including Muslim countries with the Belt and Road project. They don’t exert military power (yet) but as you see with the WHO, they get the right people in the right places and then squeeze when necessary. The whole reason the WHO blocked any investigation into China was because the current leadership is from a country that is basically a Chinese puppet.
They have learned greatly from the tactics and the mistakes that Stalin made after WW2 and they are using the same methods that made the USSR a world power without having anything (physically, militarily or economically) threatening.
They’ve gotten a great number of UN resolutions passed this way that benefit them, they are the ones that got through the idiotic Obama-era climate change accords which said they could emit whatever they want while the US would have to pay out huge sums of cash to the world.The Chinese already promised cooperation with the Taliban and recognized them as the leaders of Afghanistan, they will funnel (slave) workers and infrastructure into the country that makes the Taliban a puppet for them in the next 10-20 years. They don’t think about election cycles and financial quarter winnings, Winnie the Pooh is elected for life, like Stalin.
There is trouble brewing in Ethiopia, Egypt and Somaliland over water and other resources, the Chinese have their fat finger right in the middle of it. Everywhere in Africa and Asia and given Biden Jr. has been picking bags of cash from them in the past decade, they have a great influence on our current administration.