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  • 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 ▸

  • 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 ▸