Xi condemns IS for Chinese hostage’s death

Manila, Nov 19 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday strongly condemned the Islamic State (IS) group for killing a Chinese national and expressed his deep sympathy to the victim’s family.

Xi made the remarks on the sidelines of the 23rd Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Economic Leaders’ Meeting here.

“Terrorism is the public enemy of human beings,” Xi said, adding that China firmly opposes terrorism of all forms and will resolutely crack down on any terrorist crime that challenges the bottom line of human civilization.

China earlier confirmed the death of a Chinese hostage Fan Jinghui who had been held by IS, saying the criminal must be brought to justice.

 

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