China, Israel to Deepen Innovative Cooperation
Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong says China will deepen cooperation and innovation with Israel and other countries.
Liu Yandong made the call at the first Israel Innovation Conference, during her current visit to the country.
CRI's Alexander Aucott has more.
Reporter: The first Israel Innovation Conference has a particular focus on China.
Avi Hasson, Chief Scientist of the State of Israel at the Ministry of Economy, says the Israeli government has declared China to be No. 1 target partner.
"The collaboration we'd be seeing between the two countries has exceeded our expectations, with seeing the potential starting to become a reality. Today we are building on our rich histories to explore innovation, and how we can take that innovation and impact societies and economies to our mutual benefit, creating a win-win relationship."
Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong, during her keynote speech at the conference, says China is deepening its ties with many countries.
"We are living in a knowledge-intensive era, and an era of close innovative cooperation. No country can address all global challenges on its own. Therefore, innovation and cooperation are needed."
Liu highly praises Israel's innovation and its cooperation with China.
"China sees Israel as an important partner for innovation. Our two countries are complementary to each other in science and technology. We should explore the potential of sci-tech cooperation and facilitate joint Research and development in a wide range of areas, so as to upgrade China-Israel cooperation to a new level."
Israeli President Shimon Peres, who is meeting with Liu Yandong during the innovation conference, says her visit carries hope.
"You carry with you a great proposal for cooperation between our two countries, and our mutual hopes to cooperate fully and completely in the domain of science, technology and wisdom, and also in bringing peace hope to all the people. Until now we work together, we can now fly together to a new height for the benefit of our people, and for the benefit of the entire world."
The Israel Innovation Conference includes more than 350 participants from China.
As part of her staying in Israel, the Vice Premier has also witnessed the inauguration of a center for innovative research and education.
The center is jointly launched by the Israeli Tel Aviv University and Chinese Tsinghua University.
For CRI, I'm Alexander Aucott.