The recently signed bilateral investment treaty between Japan and Israel is an important part of Israel’s “pivot to Asia”. But unless Israel negotiates the obstacles along the way, it will never realize the full potential of trade with the world’s third-largest economy.
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Chinese conglomerate Kuang-Chi recently announced it is investing $20M in Eyesight, an Israeli machine vision and gesture recognition company – yet another example of the growing China-Israel tech collaboration.
In an interview with World Politics Review, Israel-Asia Center board member, Emanuel Shahaf, discusses Israel’s ties with Singapore, following Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s recent visit to Israel.
Koreans are even smarter than Jews, but Israelis are much braver, Vice Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning, Jong-lok Yoon has claimed.
Cybersecurity can progressively stand out as economic and political cornerstones of a vital partnership between two natural allies; Israel and India.
Sometime in 2009, while touring the aisles at my local Kuala Lumpur supermarket, I came across an incongruous item: metal nut-crackers, encased in fetching blue packages bearing Hebrew inscriptions.
In November 2011, Israeli President Shimon Peres became Israel’s first head of state to visit Vietnam. Leading a delegation of some of Israel’s top businesspeople, these were the highest level meetings between Israel and Vietnam since David Ben-Gurion met Ho Chi Minh in France in 1948. Here, Amiad Horowitz takes a look at the significance of the visit, the potential for cooperation between the two countries, and the economic reforms being implemented by this new Asian tiger.
Israel-Asia Leaders Fellow, Howe Wang, envisions the future of clean-tech cooperation between Israel and China – opportunities and challenges – at a time commemorating the 20 year anniversary of Sino-Israeli diplomatic relations.
Corporate Social Responsibility is already well-established within companies in the West. But how is it being adopted in China? Matthew Apfel provides some insight into why CSR in China needs a Chinese approach and why continued expansion of civil society is key to its development.
Two scenarios, optimistic and pessimistic, drawing on different interpretations of Japanese “past experience” and “national character” can be envisaged of the long-term political and economic implications of the triple disaster in Japan. I call them the Isaiah and Jeremiah Visions, respectively.