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China: The Dilemma of Climate Change & Energy Supply
July 18, 2010
Special Israel-Asia Center Report
Dr. Richard Hardiman

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.


Shanghai Expo Series: Interview with Chinese Ambassador to Israel Zhao Jun
May 1, 2010
Shanghai Expo Series: Interview with Chinese Ambassador to Israel Zhao Jun
Interview & Photos: by Rebecca Zeffert & David Zev Harris

Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jun on the Shanghai Expo, and challenges of urbanization and sustainability facing China’s growing cities.


China at 60 Series: Interview with Chinese Ambassador to Israel, Zhao Jun
November 1, 2009
China at 60 Series: Interview with Chinese Ambassador to Israel, Zhao Jun
David Harris & Rebecca Zeffert

“The past seventeen years have witnessed deepened mutual trust, enhanced economic and trade cooperation, expanded cultural and technological exchanges and strengthened coordination on regional and international affairs.”


China at 60 Series: Interview with Israel’s Ambassador to China, Amos Nadai
June 1, 2009
China at 60 Series: Interview with Israel's Ambassador to China, Amos Nadai
David Harris & Rebecca Zeffert

“China certainly has the power to influence the parties in the Middle East, towards working hard on achieving peace in the region.”


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.”


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.


Mid-East turmoil should not block MedStream pipeline
March 5, 2009
Mid-East turmoil should not block MedStream pipeline
Yehonathan Tommer

Tensions over Israel’s Gazan offensive should not give Turkey an alibi to shelve the three-year- old MedStream project for a crude oil and natural gas pipeline transiting Caspian Sea reserves via Turkish and Israeli ports to Asian markets.