China should be pro-active and play a positive role in the world. This includes confronting the 1000 Chinese citizens who are fighting with ISIL in Syria.
It behooves the new superpower on earth to deal with its own problem in the international scene, in Syria......and help the embattled government there.
It behooves the new superpower on earth to deal with its own problem in the international scene, in Syria.....and supporting its ally Russia in Syria.
As in the case of the Russian involvement in confronting ISIS in Syria, which has enhanced Russia's image and position in the world........China's position in the world will also be enhanced as a true defender of global security.
With size, and prosperity and development comes responsibility.
China cannot merely rely on economic development to ensure its position in the world. It must also commit to security operations beyond its borders to ensure that the world is safe to do business in. China cannot rely on Russia or the USA to that solely.
If middle ranking powers such as France and the UK can commit to fighting ISIS, so should China in an international coalition.
If a 1000 French citizens were fighting with ISIS in Syria....the French government would take action in that theater.
If a 1000 UK citizens were fighting with ISIS in Syria....the UK government would take action in that theater.
So why not China?
The commitment of just 30 or 1% of the PLAAF jet fighters in enough. Supporting the Russians. Nobody is asking for ground troops. The best planes and the best pilots to showcase the achievements of the PLAAF.
This is even a prayer in Israel, from where rumors of Chinese military involvement in Syria were copy pasted on this blogsite.
What China should not do publicly in the international arena, is state that it is helpless as a successful state in confronting its own terrorist problems. Russia, The UK, France do not EVER say this to the world.
In fact most governments around the world do not plead helplessness about terrorists to the world.
As part of its propaganda, the USA is deliberately obtuse, about fighting ISIS. This is because the USA:
1.Covertly supports ISIS, as a tool of destabilization of target countries.
2. The USA military needs to be inside, or near the target country for destabilisation.
3. And is the reason why USA military and security experts repeatedly state that it will take the noble USA 100 years to defeat ISIS.
4. Why the worthless USA military airstrikes achieve so little against ISIS, BUT do destroy the strategic infrastructure of the target countries....Libya, Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.
FOR CHINA THIS ANALYSIS IS RELEVANT IF THE ISIS FIGHTERS GO BACK TO CHINA DIRECTLY.
OR ARE LAUNCHED INTO CENTRAL ASIA FROM AFGHANISTAN. THE USA MILITARY HAS MASSED 6000 ISIS FIGHTERS IN AFGHANISTAN.
OR THEY INFILTRATE STRATEGIC PARTNER PAKISTAN, AND LAUNCH ATTACKS AGAINST CHINA FROM THERE.
Modern terrorism.....especially transnational terrorism is state funded.
Without the logistics, money, training, travel documents, safe shelter, fuel.....and modern weapons...a 21st century terrorist cannot operate:
Their numbers (From Wikipedia):
In Iraq and Syria
200,000 (Kurdish claims)
70,000 (Russian military estimate)
100,000 (Jihadist claim)
80,000–100,000  (CIA estimate)
Key state sponsors of ISIS are the USA (LEAD NATION)...France, UK, Israel, Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
Each of the Western countries and Middle East countries have their own motivations for sponsoring ISIS.
For China and its attempt to deal with Uighur terrorism in China.....the relevant countries of focus are the USA (The lead sponsor of ISIS) Turkey and finally Pakistan.