Well, as the rep of the PRC, what are your stated interests? What strategic goals do you wish to pursue in that region? Fans of "self-determination"? Wonder how Tibet feels about that, or Taiwan for that matter. You could try and pursue some kind of quid pro quo with the Americans in your scenario vis-a-vis Iraq and Iran. No reason to let the little guys (and how many of them are really on the part of the SC that matters anyway) have an upper hand. What overlaps do you share with your Russian counterpart? Remember, a sideshow for China isn't necessarily a sideshow for another key player. Use that, if possible, to your advantage. Try to extract a concession on any interests you have in Iran in exchange for help on Iraq. However, knowing nothing about what your current strategies are, however loosely formed, makes it difficult to provide anything really helpful.
Now, I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor, dumb bastard die for his country.---Patton
There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism.---Teddy Roosevelt
I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception.---Groucho
And if you all get killed, I'll piss on your graves.---Shaman Urdnot
How would you like to own a little bit of my foot in your ass.---Red Foreman