US warns Israel to beware of increased Chinese investment

Michael Mulroy, US Dep. Asst. Secy of Defense for the Mid-East, said this week that the administration is “highly attentive” to China’s investments in Israeli infrastructure and increased trade. By 2021, a Chinese state-owned company will operate a portion of the Haifa port, he said, while another Chinese state-owned company will develop a port in the south, near Israel’s naval base in Ashdod. This is in addition to Chinese investment in Israeli infrastructure, including the Tel Aviv light rail which will run past Israel’s defense HQ at the Kirya. While we are not asking Israel to avoid dealing with China entirely,  said the US official, we have open discussions with all our closest allies and partners on the national security implications of investment. Malign actors can take advantage of the openness of the US and Israeli economies if we are not cautious.

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6 thoughts on “US warns Israel to beware of increased Chinese investment

  • Aug 3, 2019 @ 11:20 at 11:20
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    Israel is really dumb trusting the treacherous Chinese.
    The Chinese support the Iranians and also continuously insult Israel concerning the pallies in order to curry favor with the more populous Muslim world.

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  • Aug 3, 2019 @ 13:23 at 13:23
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    American politicians have erred in trusting the Chinese for four decades. They own Long Beach harbor and other major spots in California. The USA should kick them out or buy them out, as should Israel.

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  • Aug 3, 2019 @ 19:28 at 19:28
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    The love of money has led us all to where we are now, it won’t stop until the final straw.

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    • Aug 3, 2019 @ 23:36 at 23:36
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      Nonsense ; Izenbergs worked with China over 50 years , and have Chinese based operations in shipping . The Izenbergs made in China more than Israeli worth in value , and those not the only ones . So Israelis should node to Americans , and at the same time should tell them to find their place in line advising Israel . Israel and Jews owe to China their lives , where Chinese accepted Jews from Nazis , and extermination , while Americans and Canadians closed their gates to refugees where many died . With friends like that Bibi could take a hike.

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  • Aug 4, 2019 @ 12:47 at 12:47
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    chineses are fake partners. They blind you with the fk money. Get rid of them, asap.

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  • Aug 4, 2019 @ 15:45 at 15:45
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    “Chinese state-owned company will develop a port in the south, near Israel’s naval base in Ashdod” You mean they are setting up a surveillance espionage station,,More foll Israel

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