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Shanghai Expo Series: Interview with Israel Consul General to Shanghai, Jackie Eldan
April 2, 2010
Shanghai Expo Series: Interview with Israel Consul General to Shanghai, Jackie Eldan
David Harris

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.


China at 60 Series: Interview with Prof. Joseph Shalhevet
November 1, 2009
China at 60 Series: Interview with Prof. Joseph Shalhevet
David Harris & Rebecca Zeffert

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.”


China at 60 Series: Interview with Ornit Avidar
November 1, 2009
China at 60 Series: Interview with Ornit Avidar
David Harris & Rebecca Zeffert

Ornit Avidar – Partner at China Israel Value Capital Private Equity Fund – discusses the path towards Israel-China cooperation in innovation


China at 60 Series: Interview with Infinity Founder, Amir Gal Or
November 1, 2009
China at 60 Series: Interview with Infinity Founder, Amir Gal Or
David Harris & Rebecca Zeffert

Amir Gal Or is Founder & Managing Partner of Infinity-equity and Infinity I-China, a private equity firm which serves as a bridge for Israeli-Chinese business initiatives.  “We pick our investments together with our Chinese team where we think there is mutual value – or mostly, where we can add value to Chinese companies through Israeli technology”


Q&A with: Avraham Nir – Israeli Consul General to Guangzhou
June 2, 2009
Israel-Asia Center Q&A Series
Interview by David Zev Harris and translated by Daniel Berman

Mr. Avraham Nir is the newly appointed Consul General to Israel’s Consulate in Guangzhou, China, which was opened in March, 2009. Prior to this post, Mr. Nir also served in Beijing, Shanghai, Thailand, Nepal and Vietnam.


China’s 4 Trillian Yuan Stimulus Package: Israeli Business Opportunities
May 1, 2009
Yehonathan Tommer

China is emerging as a new land of opportunity amidst the floodwaters of the global economic crisis. Buoyed by strong fundamentals and sound management, China appears to be weathering the crisis better than most.


Q&A with: Emanuel Shahaf – Chairman, Israel-Indonesia Chamber of Commerce
April 1, 2009
Israel-Asia Center Q&A Series
Yehonathan Tommer & Rebecca Zeffert

Mr. Emanuel Shahaf is the chairman of Technology Asia Consulting and founding chairman of the Israel-Indonesia Chamber of Commerce. The newly-formed Chamber is part of the broader Israel-Asia Chamber of Commerce and brings together Israeli businesses with commercial interests in Indonesia.


Q&A with: Dr. Hua Yu – Deputy Chairman, Fund Industry Committee, Securities Association of China
March 2, 2009
Israel-Asia Center Q&A Series
Interview conducted by Yehonathan Tommer and translated by Daniel Berman

Dr. Hua Yu is the Deputy Chairman of the Fund Industry Committee, Securities Association of China. He is also Board Director, International Investment Funds Association (IFFA) and CEO, Morgan Stanley Huaxin Fund Management Co., China.