China's Interaction with Israel and the Jewish People: Interview with Shalom Salomon Wald

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

Type: Report

Coverage: China


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.