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  • Peres is Told China Will Stop Selling Missiles to Iran, Syria

    Chinese Foreign Minister Qian Qichen has told Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres that China will stop selling missiles to Iran and Syria, according to news reports here. Peres, in Beijing as part of his tour of the Far East, discussed with his counterpart efforts to enhance political, economic and cultural ties between the two countries…. More ▸

  • Peres Goes to India and China

    Foreign Minister Shimon Peres left Sunday morning for India and China to solidify business ties with those two countries. He is accompanied on his weeklong trip by a group of top Israeli businessmen. In India, Peres is expected to sign agreements in areas of technology, culture, aviation and tourism. In China, Peres will open a… More ▸

  • Herzog Congratulates Chinese Leader

    Outgoing President Chaim Herzog sent a congratulatory telegram Monday to the new Chinese president, Jiang Zemin. Jiang, who is also leader of the Communist Party and chairman of the Central Military Commission, was elected to the post Saturday by the National People’s Congress. There was no other no candidate. Herzog met with Jiang during his… More ▸

  • Amichai Now Available in Chinese

    Renowned Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai celebrated in Beijing this week the publication of his work in Chinese. “I am happy to know that there are now one and a quarter billion more people who can read my poems,” Amichai said. He was speaking in Beijing at a reception attended by a gathering of writers, scholars,… More ▸

  • Herzog Pays a Visit to China, Invites Premier to Reciprocate

    Reflecting expanding links between Israel and China, President Chaim Herzog this week paid an official three-day visit to Beijing. The Israeli president met with top government officials and invited Chinese Premier Li Peng to visit Israel. The invitation was accepted, but no date for the visit has been fixed. Herzog was due to pay a… More ▸

  • China’s Construction Industry Sends a Delegation to Israel

    Further advancing the fledgling relations between Jerusalem and Beijing, China’s deputy minister for construction came to Israel this week, with an eye toward signing contracts for joint construction projects. Tan Qing Lian arrived Monday, at the head of a delegation leaders of that country’s state-owned building industry. They had been invited by Israel’s Housing Ministry… More ▸

  • Kosher Chow Coming to China?

    The lack of kosher food in Beijing may soon be solved, according to Shen Jian Xiang, director of the official China International Travel Service in Tel Aviv. Talking to travel correspondents here, he said that several investors in Israel and elsewhere had expressed an interest in establishing a kosher restaurant in Beijing, to serve not… More ▸

  • Israeli Firm Wins China Contract

    Motorola Israel, a subsidiary of the giant U.S. electronic communications corporation, has won an international competition for design, provision and installation of a communications network for the People’s Bank of China. The Israeli company, which researches, designs and manufactures equipment for local and export sales and for its parent company, won the contract in competition… More ▸

  • Chinese Leader Says Arms Sales to Arabs Won’t Threaten Israel

    Chinese Foreign Minister Qian Qichen this week assured Israel his country will make sure that arms and nuclear equipment sales to Iran and the Arab states do not threaten Israel’s security. Qian, making the first visit to Israel by a senior Chinese official, touched on the arms issue Wednesday in a 90-minute meeting with Foreign… More ▸

  • Chinese Foreign Minister Arrives in Israel, Signaling Closer Ties

    Signaling the widening of ties between Israel and China, the foreign minister of the People’s Republic of China arrived here Tuesday evening for a three-day official visit. Qian Qichen, the highest-ranking Chinese official ever to visit Israel, traveled here with eight senior government officials. His visit was being covered by three Beijing journalists who arrived… More ▸