China’s footprint in Israel remains small, despite the hype


Chinese and Israeli flags are seen on a table during a signing ceremony marking a launch by Tel Aviv University and Beijing's Tsinghua University of a $300 million joint centre for innovative research and education, in Tel Aviv May 20, 2014. China's purchase, announced on Thursday, of a controlling stake in Israel's largest food maker reflects a broader surge in Chinese investment in an economy largely tethered to Western markets. Picture taken May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner (ISRAEL - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS)
China’s role in the Israeli startup scene gets a lot of attention, but in financial terms it remains relatively small. Chinese investors on average contribute just 12 percent of the capital raised annually by high-tech startups in Israel, though the ...

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