Israel’s China dilemma

BySHLOMO MAITAL
May 13, 2014 13:18

How can Israel build trade and investment ties with China without damaging ties with the US and Europe?




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Cooperation: (Left to right) Prof. Lu Yuan, Dean of the Shantou Business School; Dr. Moshe Marom, deputy site director for the Technion Guangdong Institute of Technology; Shlomo Maital and Dr. John Liang, Lu’s assistant. (photo credit:Courtesy)

MY WIFE and I are visiting Shantou, China, where I will teach a week-long course on innovation to 80 Shantou University students.

Shantou, a city of some five million people, is smallish for China. The center of one of the country’s four special economic zones where goods enter and leave freely, it is located in Guangdong Province, which has a population of 115 million. Many people from this region have migrated abroad (some to nearby Hong Kong) seeking business opportunities, which is why they are sometimes called “Jewish” by other Chinese.

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