China Looks for New Ways to Help Russia in Syria as U.S. Backs Israel Against Iran
China is looking to expand its support for Russia in Syria's prolonged civil war as regional powers Israel and Iran escalate a long-running feud that threatens to further destabilize the war-ravaged country.
Chinese Special Envoy for Syria Xie Xiaoyan told Russian state media on Sunday that he saw opportunities to expand China's role in Syria, where Russia is helping Syrian President Bashar al-Assad overcome rebels and jihadis in the wake of an attempted 2011 uprising backed by the West, Turkey and Arab gulf states. While China has not played a significant military part in the seven-year conflict, it has supported Moscow and Assad diplomatically and begun to invest heavily in the reconstruction of Syria.
"The relations between China and Russia imply a sweeping strategic partnership and collaboration. We are constantly in touch and conduct consultations. Each side contributes to the Syrian problem's settlement," Xie said, adding that there was still "huge space" for further cooperation, according to the state-run Tass Russian News Agency.
Feng Shuei 2 hr ago
Where there's a Yuan there's a plan. And the plan will always favour the Chinese. I'm sure they've figured out that securing their share of the middle eastern pie will somehow benefit their economy. One thing is for sure, not one of the nations currently stationed/deployed in Syria gives two wipes about the Syrian people. Nor like I care, because I don't. I'm simply pointing out the reality of the situation!
don m 2 hr ago
Armageddon on the way.
Rene 2 hr ago
Make China Great Again
Zapata 2 hr ago
Lets see about 100,000 Chinese Troops for starters....
India 2 hr ago
Same China which owns ZTE ?
HellBound Train 2 hr ago
It is called a balance of power. It is a democracy way of doing business, American Way.
Drew 4 hr ago
US is supporting Saudi, a well known dictatorship.
T-Rex 1 hr ago
maybe China has better AA system then Russia
Anonymous 2 hr ago
When has involvement in the Middle East even been beneficial for the US?
RED DEVIL 2 hr ago
I really don't see any need for the US. to be involved any longer and I believe that Israel and Saudi can take care of themselves.