Saturday, March 25, 2017

Jerusalem’s Orient Express: Israel looks East for new opportunities

Israeli trade and diplomacy are steadily shifting from West to East, as previously dormant Asian powers surge.

ByAmotz Asa-El

The Jerusalem Post - March 25, 2017 

‘The Celestial Empire possesses all things in prolific abundance and lacks no product within its borders,” boasted China’s Qianlong Emperor while rejecting as “barbarian manufactures” a British diplomatic delegation’s display of barometers, telescopes and guns.  It was one of history’s most fateful statements of conceit, as China’s self-imposed isolation condemned it to industrial inferiority, imperial decline and military defeat.