International reaction to Syrian events resulted in political and informational confrontation between the United States and Russia. Against this background also challenging the position of another major geopolitical player that can greatly accelerate the resolution of this conflict — China.
China’s foreign policy in relation to local conflicts, has always been low-key, Beijing held a wait and see attitude, abstaining from voting in the UN Security Council. But in this case, the activity of China raises questions about interests in those region.
Since 2012, Beijing urged the international community not to interfere in the internal affairs of Syria in the future, together with Moscow blocked a UN Security Council resolution that allowed the West to provide strong pressure on Damascus. In September 2013, after the arrival of American fleet led by the aircraft carrier on to the region, near the Syrian coast appeared Chinese and Russian warships. In addition, in 2014, Beijing has declared its readiness to conduct airstrikes on ISIS positions in Iraq.
All this shows China’s desire to stop the activities of terrorist organizations in the region and prevent the spread of Islamic extremism to the Central Asia and the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region of China. Thereby providing a stable supply of resources for its economy. So the rumors that have appeared among the militants, about the participation of Chinese special forces in the battles of Aleppo, can be fully justified.