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Mar 15, 2021, 10:17 PM
China’s two sessions – why Israeli policymakers & entrepreneurs should’ve been watching
The "two sessions" — annual meetings of the National People's Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) — just recently came to a close. If you're an Israeli entrepreneur or policymaker, you probably should have been...
Feb 25, 2021, 5:52 PM
Israel’s looming conundrum: a US-China cleantech arms race
What has long been hailed as an area where rival nations can find avenues for cooperation is now poised to become the next arena of geopolitical competition. Israeli policymakers should take note. According to a 2021 risk assessment recently published...
Apr 14, 2020, 3:01 PM
Containing COVID-19: what the US & China can learn from Israel
COVID-19 has now spread to over 200 territories around the globe, infected 1,934,557 people, and claimed the lives of 120,438. Healthcare systems are being overwhelmed, and global supply chains have been severely disrupted. The sheer magnitude of this crisis...
Feb 20, 2020, 3:11 PM
Why America might support a Sino-Israel Free Trade Agreement
Against the backdrop of heightened Sino-US tensions, Israel is due to enter its 8th round of negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China. The two nations wrapped up their 7th round in November 2019, and could very...
Jan 22, 2020, 4:51 PM
Understanding China’s response to the Soleimani killing
The assassination of Iran’s General Qassem Soleimani was a monumental event in the ongoing US-Iran rivalry, the consequences of which will resonate throughout the Middle East and beyond for some time to come. Israeli leadership has lauded the Trump...
Oct 22, 2019, 2:19 PM
Everything over the heavens: a new arena for confrontation and cooperation
There is an ancient Chinese idea that “under heaven’s canopy there is nowhere that is not the king’s land,” this is the concept of Tian Xia. China of the 21st Century has pushed its ambitions further than anything the...
Sep 19, 2019, 6:55 PM
Changing world, shifting relations: Israel’s ties with China
Israel and China are peculiar partners. In almost every way, they display contrasts as opposed to commonalities - across cultures, history, size, political systems, economic structures, and ideology. In the face of their differences, they have succeeded in cultivating...
Jul 12, 2019, 7:16 PM
Israel’s China challenge
Viewing our second largest trading partner as either a goldmine or an existential threat is a risky simplification
Jul 4, 2019, 3:17 PM
Business as Usual? China’s Social Credit System
“Why did you bring me into the world to suffer?” Ren Chen, a 13-year-old boy from Hunan province, asked his mother after a decade of constant illness and two kidney surgeries. He is one of almost 300,000 children who...
Jan 28, 2019, 1:27 PM
The Haifa port-China conundrum in context
Amidst rising tensions between China and the U.S., controversy surrounding the Shanghai International Ports Group (SIPG) being awarded the tender to operate the new terminal of the Haifa port has taken center stage in Jerusalem. Rising concerns are reflected in...
Dale Aluf is the director of research and strategy at SIGNAL, Sino-Israel Global Network & Academic Leadership – a member of China’s Silk Road Think Tank Association SRTA.