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Institute set to promote Sino-Israeli cultural & economic ties

By Chen Lidan (People's Daily Online)

15:41, July 24, 2012

The opening ceremony of China Institute of Jewish Culture and Economy is held on July 22, 2012 (People’s Daily Online/Chen Lidan)

To promote bilateral ties in culture and economy, the first Forum of Sino-Israeli Cultural and Economic Cooperation was held in Beijing on July 22, 2012.

Government officials and scholars of two countries specialized in these two fields attended the forum, which is also the opening ceremony of China Institute of Jewish Culture and Economy of China’s University of International Business and Economy(UIBE).

The institute is established for the aim of boosting cultural and economic exchanges and archiving win-win cooperation between China and Israel by basic research. Robert J. Aumann, professor of Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Nobel laureate in economics, and David Rotem, chairman of Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee of Israel sent congratulatory letters to the institute.

The institute’s establishment comes at the time when the two countries are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Sino-Israeli diplomatic ties. In the seminar after the opening ceremony, noted Chinese experts on Israel exchanged their own perspectives on Sino-Israeli cooperation in various fields including culture, business, technology, security and strategy.

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