Publication Date: March 2009
Publisher: Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
Author(s): Shalom Salomon Wald; Manfred Gerstenfeld
Research Area: Culture and religion; International relations
Keywords: Culture; Globalization; International Relations; Community Relations
In this interview, Shalom Salomon Wald (formerly of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) asserts that China is one of the few places on earth (along with India) in which Jews can build a relationship unencumbered by negative prejudice or historical conflict. He reviews the perception of Jews and Israel in Chinese society and academia, China's government relations with Israel and with Muslim nations, the way Jewish groups react to Chinese human rights issues, the situation of the small number of Jews in China, and Israel's policies toward China.