Asia Islamic State could re-emerge in Syria, Chinese envoy warns

Islamic State could re-emerge in Syria, Chinese envoy warns

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FILE- The Special Envoy of the Chinese Government on the Syria Issue Xie Xiaoyan attends a media briefing at the foreign ministry in Beijing, China, August 20, 2018.

 China’s envoy said on Tuesday that there was a danger of Islamic State forces reviving in Syria and called for progress in the political process between the Assad government and opposition.

“There is now a danger of terrorist organisations like ISIS being revived, we see some signs … The fight against terrorism needs to be finished,” Chinese Special Envoy Xie Xiaoyan said after talks with U.N. Special Envoy Geir Pedersen in Geneva.