China has deftly managed its relations in the Middle East across sensitive sectarian and geopolitical landscapes but now that Beijing is moving to become more engaged in the region, it risks falling into many of the same pitfalls that have bedeviled other major powers.
Nowhere is this more on display than in Israel where Beijing has enjoyed steadily improving relations with the Jewish State over the past thirty years but now confronts unprecedented new geopolitical challenges.
Tuvia Gering, a China research fellow at the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, closely follows Sino-Israeli ties and joins Eric & Cobus to discuss the current state of relations between the world’s two oldest continuous civilizations.
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- Reuters: Israel opens Chinese-operated port in Haifa to boost regional trade links
About Tuvia Gering:
Captain (Res.) Tuvia Gering is a research fellow at the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security (JISS) specializing in Chinese security and foreign policy, and emergency and disaster management. Prior to joining JISS, he was a research analyst at the Israeli Chinese Media Center, where he co-produced and wrote Synthesis, a bilingual newsletter for policymakers on the China-Israel nexus. Gering holds a B.A. in East Asian Studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (summa cum laude) and an M.P.H. in Disaster and Emergency Management from Tel Aviv University (summa cum laude). Gering is active on Twitter @GeringTuvia
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