There have been hundreds of chemical attacks in Syria since 2011, but Bashar al-Assad continues to be protected by his Russian allies.
"We hope the Trump administration thinks twice before deciding to attack Syria," the ruling Chinese Communist Party's newspaper said.
How wonderful it would be if the fresh-faced French president could make amends for the self-serving 25-year French Mandate rule in Syria.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned that Moscow "made it clear" the U.S. would not be allowed to attack the Syrian military.
Less than two weeks after Russian President Vladimir Putin showed off advanced weapons, his officials are warning the U.S. against action in Syria.
Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has called out Heather Nauert for ridiculing Moscow's bombardment in Syria.
For many, the situation in Syria is a disappointing reminder that the international community isn't always ready to act when civilians are suffering.
China has joined Russia in backing Syria, partly because of the economic opportunities President Bashar al-Assad's victory offers.
Forces fighting for and against the Syrian government have blamed one another for violating a short-lived truce in eastern Ghouta.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said U.S. military action against the Syrian military would be "unlawful."
The axis of Russia, Iran and Syria faced attacks from Turkey in Afrin and Western pressure to cease bombing rebels in eastern Ghouta.
One leading Russian senator said, "It would be good if the Americans, along with us, took part in liberating eastern Ghouta from the terrorists."
Syrian air force bombardments killed at least 100 people, including 20 children, monitors say.
Russia will not want to be the only great power in warring Syria after ISIS is defeated.