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  • 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 ▸

  • Israel-china Air Route Should Assume Two-way Nature Once Cherries Bloom

    Air China plans to inaugurate regularly scheduled direct flights to Israel next spring, to reciprocate for the service which El Al began Sept. 3 to Beijing. Lian Fang Cai, regional sales manager for Europe of the Chinese national airline, spoke of the plan with the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, which came along on El Al’s inaugural… More ▸

  • Israel and China Ink Accord Lowering Barriers to Trade

    Israel and the People’s Republic of China initialed a trade agreement Wednesday that lowers administrative barriers to mutual commerce and opens up vast new vistas to Israeli exporters. The speed with which the pact was drafted — in only a month — was an indication of China’s interest in developing commercial relations between the two… More ▸

  • Chinese Put Pressure on Israel to Cancel Jet Sales to Taiwan

    Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin is reconsidering plans to sell 40 Kfir jet planes to Taiwan as a result of pressures being exerted on him by the People’s Republic of China. Rabin met Monday with senior Israeli officials to discuss the implications of going ahead with the deal, which is valued at $400 million. Israel waited… More ▸

  • El Al to Fly to China in September

    Israel’s national air line, E1 A1, will begin direct flights to China on Sept. 3, the Israeli Transport Ministry announced. At first, the service will be categorized as a charter. It will go to regular service as soon as China Air, the Chinese national carrier, introduces its own flights to Tel Aviv on the basis… More ▸

  • Jewish Delegation Presses China on Human Rights and Arms Control

    The People’s Republic of China has joined other countries in calling for Israel’s complete withdrawal from the West Bank and Gaza Strip. But Beijing refuses to accept that in the rest of the world, China is also seen as an occupier because of its control of Tibet. Alfred Moses, president of the American Jewish Committee,… More ▸

  • China to Give Israel a Rocket

    China is prepared to provide a rocket to launch an Israeli-built space satellite, the deputy head of the Chinese military industries said during a visit here Monday. He leads a high-level delegation sent from Beijing to sign a commercial and economic agreement with Israel. The delegation, which includes senior officials of China’s Ministry of National… More ▸

  • Visiting Chinese Official Denies Israel Gave It U.S. Arms Technology

    A senior official of the Chinese Communist Party visiting here has offered an equivocal denial of allegations that Israel transferred U.S. Patriot anti-missile technology to his country. Lee Cheng Veng, head of a delegation invited to Israel by Mapam and the Israel Communist Party, said Wednesday that “to the best of his knowledge” there was… More ▸

  • Israel-china Airline Plans on Track, but June 1 Startup Called Premature

    El Al is confident that its projected service to China will do well. But reports that direct flights from Tel Aviv to Beijing will start on June 1 are “premature,” the airline said Thursday. Agreements in principle have been reached with China Air, the Chinese air carrier, and with the Chinese Civil Aviation Authority, but… More ▸