Does Israel Need To Re-think Its Relationship With China?
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Dr. Alon Levkowitz of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of Haifa discusses Seoul’s dilemma following the most recent attacks by North Korea, and presents some of the factors that will influence any retaliation policy.
The North Korean Threat, Iran and the Talmud: Interview with Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Israel, Ma Young-Sam.
Ambassador Young-Sam Ma also served as Counselor in the Korean Embassy in Tel Aviv between 2003 and 2006, and headed the newly-created General Delegation to Palestine, representing his country’s interests with the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah.
Israel’s Ambassador to India, Mark Sofer, on agritech, diplomacy and Bollywood
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.
Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jun on the Shanghai Expo, and challenges of urbanization and sustainability facing China’s growing cities.
“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 certainly has the power to influence the parties in the Middle East, towards working hard on achieving peace in the region.”
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.”
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.