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A China Diary : Towards the Establishment of China-Israel Diplomatic Relations - E.Zev Sufott

A China Diary

Towards the Establishment of China-Israel Diplomatic Relations

Hardcover Published: 1st April 1997
ISBN: 9780714647210
Number Of Pages: 160

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From his unique vantage point as the key Israeli in the proceedings, E. Zev Sufott offers a fascinating depiction of the clandestine contacts and exchanges between China and Israel which led to the establishment of diplomatic relations. He gives readers a peep behind the bamboo curtain, at the internal processes of China's decision-making and its implementations in the foreign policy arena. Responsible for initiating and implementing his country's moves on the spot, the author reveals the intricacies of the Chinese diplomatic process, and at the same time offers an interesting depiction of contemporary China and the cultural background to these processes. There are also valuable and entertaining revelations of Israel's own modus operandi and interactions within government and administration. The book is a perceptive and realistic assessment of the first five years of formal diplomatic relations in a short epilogue to his personal memoir. In this epilogue, reference is made to China's interest in obtaining various forms of advanced technology from Israel and the linked visits to China of Chiefs of Staff of the Israeli armed forces.

Beijing initiation
the first leap forward
striking roots
a new leap forward
digging in
from an evening at the theatre to Beihai Park
new nuances and old assertions
further progress - shocks from Moscow
Hong Kong - Tokyo - New York
formal ties imminent
culminating visits - no longer so secret
the new chapter
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ISBN: 9780714647210
ISBN-10: 0714647217
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st April 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 17.02  x 1.93
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1