Peres woos heads of Chinese companies

Peres tells China of need to bring peace and stability to Middle East, says they can play significant role in region.

April 9, 2014 19:03
1 minute read.

Peres in China. (photo credit: AMOS BEN GERSHOM, GPO)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


President Shimon Peres met with the heads of leading Chinese companies in Beijing on Wednesday.

The CEOs expressed their desire to partner with Israeli hi-tech companies.

Annual trade between Israel and China totals around $10 billion, which Peres said was a lot for Israel, but a drop in the ocean for China.

Peres lauded China for having escaped from hunger and poverty into prosperity and declared that its flourishing economy is an example to the world.

He was pleased with the stable relationship between the two countries, each of which aspires to peace and economic growth. The countries complement each other in that each has what the other lacks he remarked.

Israel is small, without natural resources, but with tremendous human resources, particularly in science and technology. China is a vast country with many natural resources as well as human resources, but is less advanced than Israel in science and technology. Peres saw room for cooperation in these areas as well as in medicine.

Peres referred to the need to bring about peace and stability to the Middle East and to advance the peace process with the Palestinians.

Israel is an island of democracy in the Middle East he said, and China can play a significant role in maintaining peace in the region.

It was agreed at the economic meeting that two parallel teams be set up by Israel and China to examine potential areas of cooperation and that Israel would set up a model farm in southern China so that the Chinese can study its agricultural technology and make use of it.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

The Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
April 30, 2015
Teva doubles down on Mylan, despite rejection