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BEIJING, January 14. /TASS/. Chinese Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Hong Lei has declined to comment on US media reports about the possible participation of China’s People’s Liberation Army in the international military operation against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group (outlawed in Russia).
"I am unaware of the reports you refer to," the diplomat said in response to a request of a TASS correspondent to comment on this information.
The Washington Times reported on its website on Wednesday citing defense officials that "China’s military could send troops to join the global conflict against Islamic State terrorists."
"China is said to be concerned that the Islamic State is moving into western China, specifically Xinjiang province, where Muslim Uighurs in the past have joined Islamist terrorist groups like Islamic State rival al Qaeda," the newspaper writes.
The Washington Times noted though that China was unlikely to join the U.S.-led international coalition operating against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. "The Chinese military is more likely to join forces with Russia’s military, currently engaged in a large-scale bombing campaign in Syria," the article said.