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.
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Asian micro-entrepreneurs in Israel, their stories, hopes, and concerns.
Israel’s Ambassador to India, Mark Sofer, on agritech, diplomacy and Bollywood
China is investing billions in environmental technologies, and while Israel’s sun always seemed to shine in the West, it’s looking to its new eastern friend to implement ideas and solutions that work. Maya Keidar takes a look at 8 case studies marking fruitful clean energy cooperation between Israel and China.
Head of Oil Independence Policies at Better Place – the global provider of electric vehicle networks and services – talks to the Israel-Asia Center about the company’s pilot projects in China and Japan and why he believes China is the tipping point for electric vehicles.
China water and energy expert, Dr. Richard Hardiman, provides an in-depth analysis of China’s energy and climate change challenges and what it’s doing to green-up.
Professor D. Balasubramanian is President of the Indian Academy of Sciences and Director of Research at the L.V. Prasad Eye Institute in the State of Hyderabad.
Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jun on the Shanghai Expo, and challenges of urbanization and sustainability facing China’s growing cities.
Mr. Jackie Eldan is the Consul General of the State of Israel in Shanghai.
Here he talks with the Israel-Asia Center’s David Harris about Israel’s pavilion at the World Expo in Shanghai and how Israel’s participation is helping pave better cultural and economic relations with China.
Prof. Joseph Shalhevet became Israel’s first official representative to China prior to the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 1992. “Our presence gradually instilled into the consciousness of the international community, especially in the Middle East, that the normalization of relations between China and Israel is an irreversible process.”