Beijing is reportedly preparing to team up with Moscow to support the Russian military offensive in Syria against ISIS and other terrorist group in Syrian.
The reports about China joining the fight against ISIS and other terrorist groups in Syria emanated from the Middle East last week when Beijing issued a statement about the need for a strong coordinated response to the rising global terrorist threat. China’s navy vessels, including the aircraft carrier Liaoning, have reportedly been spotted somewhere in the Mediterranean Sea apparently preparing for action in Syria.
“The world cannot afford to stand by and look on with folded arms, but must also not arbitrarily interfere,” said China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi who has spoken about the Syrian crisis at the UN Security Council session in New York.
He said nations should stand united against “violent extremist ideology,” according to the Express.
“It is known that China has joined our military operation in Syria. The Chinese cruiser has already entered the Mediterranean Sea,” a Syrian official told WND.
Russia and China, although geographically apart, have been reported to have expressed “similar positions” on many domestic and international issues.
China recently joined Russia in vetoing UN proposals against Bashar al-Assad, which are likely to prevent him from being referred by the UN Security Council to the International Criminal Court.
China has been angered by ISIS militants who released a photo last month of what they claimed was a Chinese citizen under the militants’ custody. The ISIS demanded a ransom from the Chinese government for his freedom.
Beijing earlier claimed that members of the Uighur militant group, the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, have been training with extremists in Syria and Iraq.
ISIS has also reportedly spoken of its desire to increase its presence in China. Last month a document from ISIS revealed that China is included in a list of nations it wants to seize by 2020.
If that turns out to be the case, America will be risking war with both Russia and China if it even tries to return to its pre-Obama influence in the region.