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Q&A: Afghan Weibo Blogger Targeted by China’s Taliban Trolls

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As an Afghan who blogs in Chinese on Weibo, Jalal Bazwan has recently been attacked by nationalist trolls in China for his critiques of the Taliban.

The 29-year-old doctorate candidate at China’s Zhejiang University talked to Bloomberg News from Kabul about the Chinese view of Afghanistan, as Beijing prepares to embrace the new regime partly to prevent terrorism at home.