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Israel Has Nothing to Fear From China

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There’s a Chinese fable about a traveller who walks beneath the moon, and thinks his own shadow is tailing him. He tries to run away from this imaginary ghost but no matter how hard he tries, the shadow remains close behind, and scares him to death. The story teaches us that we must not be fooled by unfounded suspicions, which can cost us dearly.

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Unfortunately, the fable keeps repeating itself. Nowadays, there are certain people so obsessed with bashing China that they are pulling all the strings they can to frame arguments against the win-win cooperation between China and other countries.

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Some people have claimed that China’s investment and infrastructure projects in Israel are aimed at stealing Israeli intelligence, controlling its strategic resources and threatening its security. However, they have failed to provide any concrete evidence. What these people are doing reminds me of some well-recorded historical incidents. In 2003, some people insisted that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction and then launched an unjust war. In 2013, PRISM [a massive surveillance program operated by the United States National Security Agency] shocked the........

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