China

  • Israel and China Reach Pacts on Flights, Economic Ventures

    Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin’s historic trip to China, intended to strengthen diplomatic ties and to enhance China’s role in the Middle East, has already yielded several joint economic agreements. Rabin’s five-day visit, the first ever by an Israeli prime minister, included a meeting on Monday with Chinese Premier Li Peng. The trip comes a month… More ▸

  • Air China Begins Israel Service, Finalizing Last Year’s Agreement

    Air China, the national airline of the People’s Republic of China, inaugurated its long-awaited regular air service to Israel last week. The weekly Air China service, between Beijing and Tel Aviv, will run in tandem with the weekly flights operated to Beijing by El Al since last September. Both El Al and Air China will… More ▸

  • China Won’t Sell Nuclear Arms, Official Assures Jewish Visitor

    Senior Chinese leaders have assured a Jewish organizational leader that China would never sell nuclear arms and that any transfer of nuclear technology would be in strict compliance with international treaties. Isi Liebler, co-chairman of the World Jewish Congress governing board, met recently with Chinese officials, including Wu Xue Qian, the vice chairman of the… More ▸

  • Air China Starts Israel Flights, Fulfilling Pact Signed Last Year

    Air China, the national airline of the People’s Republic of China, announced Sunday that it would be inaugurating weekly non-stop flights between Beijing and Tel Aviv later this month. This puts into effect China’s part of an agreement on mutual air service that was signed last year by China and Israel after they established diplomatic… More ▸

  • Peres is Told China Will Stop Selling Missiles to Iran, Syria

    Chinese Foreign Minister Qian Qichen has told Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres that China will stop selling missiles to Iran and Syria, according to news reports here. Peres, in Beijing as part of his tour of the Far East, discussed with his counterpart efforts to enhance political, economic and cultural ties between the two countries…. More ▸

  • Peres Goes to India and China

    Foreign Minister Shimon Peres left Sunday morning for India and China to solidify business ties with those two countries. He is accompanied on his weeklong trip by a group of top Israeli businessmen. In India, Peres is expected to sign agreements in areas of technology, culture, aviation and tourism. In China, Peres will open a… More ▸

  • Herzog Congratulates Chinese Leader

    Outgoing President Chaim Herzog sent a congratulatory telegram Monday to the new Chinese president, Jiang Zemin. Jiang, who is also leader of the Communist Party and chairman of the Central Military Commission, was elected to the post Saturday by the National People’s Congress. There was no other no candidate. Herzog met with Jiang during his… More ▸

  • 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 ▸