China Gains Control of Israeli Ports

Renewed concerns about China’s quiet expansion.

China Gains Control of Israeli Ports

By Callum Wood

China has forked out billions of dollars to upgrade two Israeli port facilities as part of its maritime “silk road” infrastructure project. In doing so, Beijing has also secured a quarter-century lease. The security ramifications for Israel and its closest ally, the United States, are particularly important.

This is especially the case for a nation such as Israel. The Israelis rely on the three key ports at Haifa, Ashdod and Eilat for almost all imports and exports.

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