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  • 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 ▸

  • Israel, China Strike Deals on Coal and Air Conditioners

    An Israeli company has signed a deal with a Chinese company to produce and sell air conditioners in the People’s Republic of China. Under the terms of the agreement, the two companies will build a plant in southern China, near the Hong Kong border, where production will begin in 1995 with an initial rate of… More ▸

  • China, Israel Ponder Commercial Ties

    An industrial and trade delegation, led by China’s deputy minister for trade and industry, has spent a week in Israel examining joint civilian commercial relations. The six-member Chinese delegation is investigating possible cooperation in the spheres of communications and computer software and hardware, as well as in micro-electronic systems, with Israel Aircraft Industries and other… More ▸

  • Bodies of Chinese to Be Returned

    Chinese officials have reversed their request to bury in Israel two Manchurian officials killed last week in a crash and are now asking that the bodies be returned to China. Apparently learning of the problems Israel was facing because it lacks cremation facilities and non-denominational cemeteries, Beijing has now asked for the bodies of Ma… More ▸

  • Chinese Officials Killed in Israeli Helicopter Crash

    Two Chinese nationals on an official visit to Israel were among the five people killed when a civilian helicopter crashed in the Negev early Wednesday. The Chinese officials were part of an economic delegation visiting Israel from the autonomous region of Manchuria in northeastern China. They were identified as Ma Dixian, mayor of Xian Yang,… More ▸

  • Israel Selling Weapons to Chinese, U.S. Alleges

    In a move with the potential to harm U.S.-Israeli relations at a sensitive moment in the Middle East peace process, the United States has accused Israel of selling advanced military technology to China. CIA Director James Woolsey said Israel has been selling possibly several billion dollars in defense technologies to Beijing for more than 10… More ▸