Sino-Israeli Economic Ties Blossoming – Gregory Noddin Poulin (Diplomat-Japan)
(dailyalert.org, Dec. 5, 2014)
The People’s Republic of China and the State of Israel are developing an increasingly integrated bilateral economic partnership that is poised to flourish over the next decade.
Bilateral trade surged to $10 billion in 2013, with plans to double that figure in the next few years.
Bloomberg named Israel the world’s leading country for R&D intensity and placed China first for manufacturing.
Avi Hasson, Israel’s Chief Scientist, noted, “What China needs, we have to offer. We are good at innovation and technology transfer, and they can scale up manufacturing and beyond.”
Increasingly, China has turned to Israel to acquire the technology necessary to maximize agricultural output and efficiency, as well as to develop a proficient water purification and reclamation apparatus that can sustain China’s urbanization and economic expansion.
Israeli Kibbutz Sends 380 Million Flies to Croatia (Jerusalem Post)
The Biobee company at Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu has sent 380 million sterilized flies to Croatia to help fight fruit fly populations in the country’s citrus orchards.
The Israeli company devises natural biological methods to fight pests in agriculture in order to decrease reliance on harmful pesticides.