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  • 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 ▸

  • 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 ▸