One of Beijing's largest universities is set to establish an Israeli economics and Judaism department, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Wednesday.
China's University of International Business Economics (UIBE) has decided to offer its students the opportunity to study about the development of Israel's economy, high-tech, business culture, the economy's political aspect as well as about key figures in Israel's economic history.
The department will be headed by University President Shi Jianjun and Zhao Shu, who will serve as the department's secretary. "The Chinese are very impressed with Israel's economy and believe it's a model," Shu said.
Behind the initiative is Israel's chamber of commerce in Beijing. "One of the goals is to strengthen trade between Israel and China," said General Manager Fani Gurevich.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012