BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 A.M.) – China will allegedly assist the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in their upcoming battle in southwestern Idlib, the Chinese Ambassador to Syria, Qi Qianjin, told Al-Watan this week.

According to the Al-Watan, Qianjin told the Syrian daily that the Chinese military is prepared to ‘somehow’ take part in the upcoming Idlib offensive, especially because of the large presence of Uyghur fighters near Jisr Al-Shughour.

“The Chinese military has played an imperative role in protecting sovereignty, security and stability of China. At the same time, it (China) is wanting to take part in peacekeeping operations,” Qianjin told Al-Watan.

When asked about the current relationship between the Syrian and Chinese military forces, Qianjin replied, “There is ongoing cooperation between Syria and China in combating terrorism.”

“We also know that the fight against terrorism and Syria’s fight against terrorism is not only for the benefit of the Syrian people, but also for the Chinese people and the people of the world,” he continued.

“There has been solid cooperation between our two armies in combating terrorism, including terrorists coming from China,” the ambassador added.

Currently, the Chinese military does not have any forces in Syria, but they do periodically send advisers to meet with Damascus.

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George King
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Is Dragon finally going to breath fire in Syria?

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good news! China can’t allow a major wahabi islamist power to exist in the region, especially when chinese nationals (from xinjiang) are involved – and beware! erdolf, the same applies to russia, don’t be too sure Putin will pull your a** from the grill when you run out of options sooner or later.

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China should have entered the fight earlier. The war is almost over!

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Not for war profiteers, hehe! Very likely $400bln will be necessary to be spent at rebuilding the country.
Now take a look at how China ripped-off Uganda, Gabon, Sudan, Pakistan, Greece, etc, and now be concerned for Syria if they sign contracts with China… Especially since the country gets frequent earthquakes and Chineses don’t give a fück about earthquake building norms, has it has been seen in Tibet!
Note that Turks too : experts say that next major earthquake in Constantinople will make us see at least 100,000 buildings falling!

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Matija Tomac

The biggest exploiter of the world is the Imperialist West.

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Nestor Arapa

China siempre ha especulado, pero puede ser esta ves para que los mercenarios de uigures no vuelvan a tierras Chinas en futuro a través de Turquía

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China wants to make sure the Uighur-Turk garbage stays dead in Syria and does not come back to China to stir trouble.

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The real reason behind China getting involved in Idlib operation is not about ethnic Moslem Chinese Uighur fighters near Jisr Al-Shughour. The real reason is China wants to shift the attention of its citizens from within China to outside China. China is currently on the verge of an economic collapse. It has a Devastating ‘Debt Time Bomb’ which is about to explode. In 2008, China’s total debt was about 141 percent of its GDP (Gross Domestic product). By mid-2017 that number had risen to 256 percent. As of today China is Dethroned by Japan as World’s Second-Biggest Stock Market. Uighurs… Read more »

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The reason behind China getting involved in Idlib operation is not about ethnic Moslem Chinese Uighur fighters near Jisr Al-Shughour. The real reason is China badly wants to shift the attention of its citizens from within China to outside China. China is currently on the verge of an economic collapse. A lot of dissent and murmur has started. People have started questioning the ruling party & the President. It has a Devastating ‘Debt Time Bomb’ which is about to explode. Trump has imposed sanctions on China making it even extremely bad. Things are very bad with China economically and a… Read more »

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China be careful making statements like that.. A few more powerplants might accidentally explode.

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IMHO China sees only 2 interests here : – Terminating Uyghurs to make sure these (Turkish funded) shithadists won’t be back in China. – Securing contracts to rebuild Syria. Be sure they’ll ask for concessions on the undersea Levantine gas basin with exclusivity for decades and this won’t be a good deal at all for China! Just consider they wanted the exclusive rights on biggest Iranian oil field for 30 years in exchange of 2-3 squadrons of Chengdu J-10 warplanes. These are nothing else than the definitive version of Israeli IAI Lavi, a F-16 made delta/canard, just like the Kfir,… Read more »