fredag 16. juni 2017

Executions in Pakistan: Is ISIS targeting China?

The deaths of two Chinese nationals in Pakistan suggest that as Beijing's strategic and economic footprint grows so too will the threats posed to Chinese interests. These threats now include ISIS, which claimed it had executed the pair that had been in the province of Balochistan on business visas. Initial reports said they were teachers; Pakistan said this week they were missionaries. While China has often asserted that it is opposed to the terrorism perpetrated by groups such as al Qaeda or ISIS, such a position has not prompted it to join international efforts to combat them in Afghanistan or the Middle East.