Israel and China have a robust economic relationship. Now, in addition to Chinese money, Israel wants Chinese tourists.
At least 10 Chinese universities offer Jewish Studies Programs. “The Secret of Talmud” is a bestseller. James Ross, author of “The Image of Jews in Contemporary China,” explains the phenomenon.
The Jewish community in Kaifeng, China, is facing a government “crackdown,” according to Jewish activists.
The Israeli cosmetics firm Ahava, which has been a major target of BDS activists because of its manufacturing facility in the occupied West Bank, will be fully acquired by a Chinese investment group.
The Fosun Group on Sunday night in Jerusalem signed an agreement to purchase the Dead Sea skin care products company Ahava for $77 million, the Israeli business daily Globes reported.
Ahava has been a target of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel, over its factory in Mitzpeh Shalem, located about one mile from the western shores of the Dead Sea in the eastern West Bank, as well as initiatives targeting only products made by Israelis in the West Bank and other disputed territories, namely the Golan Heights and eastern Jerusalem.
Last month, the company confirmed plans to open a plant in Ein Gedi, located inside the Green Line marking Israel’s pre-1967 borders. It is not known if the new plant eventually will supplant the factory in Mitzpeh Shalem.
Israel and China struck several deals this week to boost tourism and business ties.
Can the liquid velvet sounds of Kenny G halt an impending conflict between China and the United States? John Oliver thinks so.
A cafe in Shanghai that was a popular meeting place for Jewish refugees during World War II has reopened.
Mel Gibson has signed on for a World War II movie — with no Jews. The film takes place in Chongquing, China, and recounts the Japanese bombing of the city from 1938 to 1943.
How do you tell a joke in China about Jews when the only things most Chinese think they know about the Chosen People is that they’re smart and good with money?
The newly-established Reform Jewish community of Shanghai, China, will receive its first Torah scroll from a sister congregation in Brazil.