China says ready for 'friendly relations' with Taliban

China is ready to deepen "friendly and cooperative" relations with Afghanistan, a government spokeswoman said Monday, after the Taliban seized control of the country. China says its embassy remains open in Kabul and expressed a willingness to support its reconstruction. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying did not answer explicitly when asked whether Beijing would recognize the Taliban as the new government but said that China would respect the choice of the Afghan people. FRANCE 24's Charles Pellegrin tells us more.