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  • Around the Jewish World: Jews of Hong Kong Taking Transition of Power in Stride

    It’s Barbecue Night at Hong Kong’s Jewish Community Center, and the lower-level function room is packed. Jews ranging in age from toddlers to septuagenarians, and in religious observance from completely secular to fervently Orthodox, are lining up at the buffet tables. They are seeking their fill of steak, turkey shashlik, corn, pasta, salad, halvah and… More ▸

  • Israel, China Agree to Boost Trade

    Israel and China have agreed to boost bilateral trade and economic cooperation. Israeli Trade and Industry Minister Natan Sharansky met Wednesday with Chinese Vice Premier Li Lanquing, who visited Israel. Their meeting took place the same day that Chinese officials announced the death of their leader, Deng Xiaoping. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu conveyed condolences to… More ▸

  • Israeli Firms to Invest in China

    Israel and China have signed an agreement for more Israeli firms to participate in Chinese development projects. Finance Minister Avraham Shochat and his Chinese counterpart, Liu Zongli, announced the agreement Wednesday at a joint news conference here, adding that the two countries would also together on smaller agricultural, health and infrastructure projects. During the next… More ▸

  • Chinese Police Close Down Store Selling Nazi Supplies

    A Beijing business that was selling Nazi paraphernalia was shut down by Chinese police. A broadcast on Chinese state television Monday announced the police action. German diplomats in Beijing, commenting on the broadcast, said that Nazi revivalism was virtually unheard of in China. “This is worrying,” one diplomat reportedly said on Tuesday. “This must mean… More ▸

  • Israel, China Pen High-tech Project Pact

    Israel and China have signed an agreement to cooperate on a number of high-tech projects. The agreement set up a $5 million fund for research in the areas of biotechnology, space technology and computers. The agreement came as Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin met with China’s president, Jiang Zemin, while the two were in New York… More ▸

  • Israel, China to Create High-tech Park

    Israeli companies have said they plan to create a high-tech industrial park near Beijing, another sign of growing trade relations between the Jewish state and China. Yi Wu, China’s minister of foreign trade and economic cooperation, announced the project this week at a joint news conference here with Michael Harish, Israel’s trade and industry minister…. More ▸

  • Behind the Headlines: Jewish Women Meet with Arabs in Spirit of Cooperation in Beijing

    For the first time in the history of United Nations women’s conferences, tension between Muslims and Jews, Palestinians and Israelis, has not overshadowed the rest of the gathering at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. In fact, there has been more cooperation and dialogue between Jews and Palestinians than Jewish delegates expected, some… More ▸

  • Harry Wu Criticizes Israel for Military Ties to Beijing

    Chinese American human rights activist Harry Wu criticized Israel’s military ties to China, calling on the government of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin to stop “dealing with evil.” Wu, expelled from China last week after he was sentenced to 15 years in prison on charges of espionage, told Israel Radio that Israeli military officials were working… More ▸

  • U.S. Launches an Investigation into Alleged Israeli Sales to China

    Did Israel sell sophisticated U.S. military technology to China? The U.S. State Department has launched an investigation to determine if Israel is using American technology to help China beef up its air force, State Department officials have confirmed. Israeli officials have vehemently denied the charge that they gave American technology to China for a recently… More ▸

  • El Al to Fly to Hong Kong

    El Al Airlines will open a new charter route to Hong Kong starting in October as the result of an agreement signed with several Far East air carriers. Under the new arrangement, passengers from Tel Aviv can book flights on El Al to Hong Kong. From there, they will be able to take flights aboard… More ▸