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May 27, 2012 1:00 pm

China and Israel Expand Military Cooperation

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IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz conducted a surprise visit to IDF training bases in order to check the infantry corps' training courses, in March of 2011. Photo: wiki commons.

IBT – Top Chinese and Israeli military officials met in Beijing earlier this week, signaling increased cooperation between the two nations, that formerly regarded each other tepidly.

Gen. Chen Bingde, China’s equivalent to the U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, met Monday with his Israeli counterpart Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz to discuss expanding military ties, including a training mission to Israel for Chinese paramilitary forces that police restive regions populated by ethnic Tibetans and Muslim Uyghurs.

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