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.
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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.
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.