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China's coronavirus cover-up and the implications for Israel

 

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with Chinese President Xi Jinping, in Beijing on March 21, 2017.

By Ariel Ben Solomon

(JNS)-Growing calls for an investigation into China's handling and possible cover-up of the coronavirus outbreak have observers debating the potential implications for both Israeli and U.S. policy on China.

In Israel, there was concern over Chinese penetration of key areas of the economy even before the pandemic. China is Israel's second-largest trading partner after the United States, with $11.5 billion in annual trade, according to data gathered by Bloomberg. However, in the aftermath of the global coronavirus pandemic the United States is likely to increase its pres...



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