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  • 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 ▸

  • 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 ▸