Chinese and Taliban meeting

Chinese officials and Taliban meet in Tianjin as US exits Afghanistan

The Islamist group says it considers China a "welcome friend"

Originally Published: 29 JUL 21 01:47 ET Updated: 29 JUL 21 07:03 ET By Eric Cheung and Ben Westcott, CNN (CNN) -- China's Foreign Minister met with senior leaders of the Taliban in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin on…