Chinese Investment in Israeli economy by Andrew Poole / August 1 2015 Although the Israeli technology is benefiting from Chinese investment but it’s a threat for possible knowledge theft as well as the fear that Israel will have an economic dependence on a country having relations with Iran. Known by most Israelis that SHL being the operator of intensive care ambulances was given the generic name SHL due to the company’s dominance in this field. But over the past years SHL has been increasing its activity and succeeded in becoming a company providing monitoring and telediagnosis to heart and lung patients. In recent years it has succeeded in developing a technology to convert a simple smartphone into hospital-level electrocardiogram device. The Chinese corporation wants its residents to get benefit from this technology developed by SHL. But this committed to copyrights and patent laws. The case that ignited the debate over the Chinese involvement in the Israeli economy was Bright Food’s decision to buy Apax Partners’ stake in Tnuva. In this deal the Chine Corporation acquired 56% of the Israeli company’s shares according to a company value of NIS 8.6 billion (about $2.3 billion) was completed in May. This evoked a major public protest as Tnuva is positioned as one of Israel’s leading food manufacturers. This acquisition led to a discussion by the Knesset’s Economy Committee which called on the company to stop the sale. Addressing about the deal former Mossad chief Efraim Halevy stated: “Israel should beware a situation in which a foreign element controls a strategic asset like Tnuva Israel’s largest food company which supplies more than 60% of fresh dairy produce.” http://www.pppfocus.com/chinese-investment-in-israeli-economy-13491/ [...]
The paper has to introduce a wide backround on the chinese investment in a global scale and what was the effect of these investments on the national security of these countries ( a case study is needed for example in Africa- this part had to include comparative elements ) . also , the paper has to show the the Chinese investments in Israel : size , in whice areas and how it has been done . The paper has to show the diffrent approaches : those who support the chinese investments in Israel and those who against it and what are the reasons . The main part of the paper is to show what is the affect of these chinese investments on Israel's national security and to decide if its an oppurtinty to Israel's economy or a threat to Israel's national security ?