Taliban spokesman: China to keep embassy in Afghanistan and increase aid

A Taliban spokesman said on Friday that China has promised to keep its embassy in Afghanistan open and to increase humanitarian aid to the war-ravaged country.Abdul Salam Hanafi, a member of the Islamist group’s political office in Doha, Qatar, “held a phone conversation with Wu Jianghao, Deputy Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China,” spokesman Suhail Shaheen tweeted.“The Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister said that they would maintain their embassy in Kabul, adding our relations…