On the occasion of Afghanistan's Independence Day on August 19th, the Taliban officially declared the country as an Islamic Emirate.
The Taliban changed Afghanistan's name to Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan,
a name that the group has used to refer to itself in official communications.
Lei Shuran has the details.
The group senior official said yesterday that the new government would be an Islamic government, guided by sharia law.
He also said that Afghanistan may be governed by a ruling council,
while the group's supreme leader, Haibatullah Akhundzada, would likely remain in overall charge,
playing a role akin to the country's president.
Chinese Foreign Ministry said today that it believed that Taliban had changed, and history would not repeat itself.
We advocate a comprehensive connection and development of authentic understanding to look at and treat the issues.
We must not only look at the past, but also at the present.
We must not only listen to what is being said, but also look at what is being done.
我们不仅要听其言 。也要观其行 。