In Pictures: Chinese VP Wang Qishan's whirlwind trip to Israel

Qishan was the highest-ranking official from China to visit Israel since 2000.

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October 25, 2018 17:09
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Vice President of China visits the Western Wall and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Vice President of China visits the Western Wall and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. (photo credit: MIRI SHIMONOVITZ)

 
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Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan, the highest ranking official from China to visit since 2000, just concluded his four day-trip to Israel.

Throughout the visit, Qishan attended the joint Israeli-Chinese Innovation Conference, dined with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, met President Reuven Rivlin, and toured Yad Vashem, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Western Wall.

Qishan also made a trip to Ramallah and Bethlehem to meet with PA leaders. Qishan landed on October 22 and left four days later.



Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jeruslem, October 22, 2018 (MIRI SHIMONOVITZ) 

Benjamin Netanyahu and Chinese VP Wang Qishan attend the Committee on Innovation in Israel-China Foreign Ministry (GPO/KOBI GIDEON)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu greets Chinese VP Wang Qishan at the Innovation Conference in Jerusalem (GPO/KOBI GIDEON)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan, October 24, 2018 (AMOS BEN-GERSHOM/GPO)

Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan at the joint Israel-China Innovation Conference, with the participation in Tel Aviv, October 25, 2018 (KOBI RICHTER/TPS)

The joint Israel-China Innovation Conference, with the participation of PM Benjamin Netanyahu, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan, among other in Tel Aviv, October 25, 2018 (KOBI RICHTER/TPS)

President Reuven Rivlin meets with Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan, October 23, 2018 (MARC NEYMAN/GPO)

Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and Palestinian PM Rami Hamdallah, reception ceremony in Ramallah, 2018. (ABBAS MOMANI/POOL VIA REUTERS)

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