mandag 23. november 2015

China Pulled Further Into Syria Crisis Amid Terrorism Threat

The violence swirling out from Syria in recent weeks is pressuring China to step off the sidelines and take a more active role in international efforts to stem the conflict. The execution of a Chinese captive announced by Islamic State on Wednesday -- the first such killing -- showed the country isn’t beyond the reach of a group that has claimed responsibility for recent attacks in Beirut, Paris and Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. Moreover, Russia’s decision to launch airstrikes to support the Syrian government has left China increasingly alone in opposing military intervention in a civil war that has fueled Islamic State’s rise. Read more