Yishai, businessmen to visit China

Exports to China, not including diamonds, rose 8% in 2007 to $920 million, and are expected to surpass $1 billion this year.

Industry, Trade and Labor Minister Eli Yishai is to lead a delegation of Israeli business on a five-day visit to China beginning January 13 to forge closer cooperation and boost trade. The delegation of senior representatives of 30 companies and law firms plans to meet with China's leading communications and Internet companies. Exports to China, not including diamonds, rose 8 percent in 2007 to $920 million, and are expected to surpass $1 billion this year, according to figures released by the Israel Export Institute.