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Chinese Businessmen: We Have Much in Common with Israel

13 leading businessmen from China are discovering Israel "in a different way." Arutz Sheva met the group.
By Yoni Kempinski
First Publish: 12/3/2012, 10:13 AM

Arutz Sheva TV met a unique delegation visiting Israel this week. The "GoForIsrael" delegation includes 13 top Chinese business leaders who have come to discover Israel "in a different way." The visit was initiated and organized by Cukierman & Co. Investment House and Catalyst Fund, in cooperation with the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The organizers of 'Go4Israel' have defined two goals for the delegation: introducing Israel to top decision makers in the Chinese economy, and presenting the Israeli business and industry sector to the Chinese leaders and potential investors.

The Chinese delegation consists of leaders from the technological sector in China, including IT, telecom and media, internet, life science, agritech, energy and cleantech. During their visit, they will get an opportunity to understand the industry sector in Israel, visit academic institutes and startup hubs / companies, and get a glimpse of the R&D investment efforts in Israel.

GoForIsrael includes a Business Seminar Day of presentation of Israeli leading technologies, and success stories of the "Start Up Nation." Meetings with President Shimon Peres, Israel Bank Governor Stanley Fischer and Nobel Prize Laureates are a part of the agenda.

The delegation is led by Ronnie C. Chan, Chairman of Hang Lung Properties, one of the largest real estate developers in China, based in Hong Kong. Chan was one of the guests speakers at Go4Europe 2011, in a panel dedicated to the "Image of Israel abroad".