President Xi Jinping has declared he will wage war against Islamic State after the extremists executed one of its citizens.
ISIS claimed this week that Chinese national, Fan Jinghui, 50 had been executed alongside Norwegian national Ole Johan Grimsgaard-Ofstad.
In reaction, the Chinese president has said he would “crack down” on violent terrorist operations and join the war against Islamic State.
Xi Jinping said: “China will strengthen cooperation with the international community, resolutely crack down on violent terrorist operations that devastate innocent lives and safeguard world peace and security.”
ISIS published two full page pictures of the men, they allegedly executed, in their propaganda publication Dabiq.
The latest news has added fuel to the fire for China which saw to loss of three nationals in the Mali siege.
Xi condemned the “cruel and savage” attacks by terrorists on a hotel in Mali which left 27 dead.