TEL AVIV (Sep. 22)
Chinese scholars and scientists want to develop technical and scientific cooperation with Israel, but the government in Beijing is not interested in formal diplomatic ties at this time, according to Prof. Josef Singer, president of the Haifa Technion.
Singer, who just returned from an 11-day visit to the People’s Republic of China at the invitation of the Chinese authorities, said the deans of universities, scholars and engineers plan to attend the next convention of the International Council of Aeronautical Science (ICAS) to be held in Israel in August 1988. Singer is the current president of the ICAS.
He told a press conference here that while China is prepared to receive Israelis at any international conferences there, it is not prepared to establish formal relations with the Jewish State.