Hardly surprising. There’s a booming Chinatown in Raqqa, Syria – the capital of the Caliphate.
The absolute majority of these Chinese passport-holder jihadis are of course Uyghurs. They left China either to Cambodia or Indonesia and were regimented by – who else – Turkish intel, as in NATO, which facilitated their transit to Syria.
Over a thousand are being trained in the Waziristans, in Pakistan’s tribal areas. They are also Syria-bound – and afterwards they will be back to China.
When these jihadis return to East Turkestan – which China calls Xinjiang, its Far West – THIS is what happens: al-Qaeda-style bombings – such as the Urumqi market in May (31 dead) and a police station in Yarkand in July (96 dead).
The SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) is very much alert to all this.
No wonder, because the Caliphate’s long-term enemies are Russia and ultimately China. Sooooo convenient for the Empire of Chaos.