In per capita terms, Israel is the highest patenting country in the world, despite the previous blog article. China is a big market, and a manufacturing powerhouse with a very large population.
An interesting article describes symbiotic relationships between the countries.
At present, the single client who I’ve done most IP work for in the past three years is a Chinese company part owned by an Israel start-up, that is essentially a joint venture between China and Israel, with an Israeli CEO and president, and Chinese workers. I don’t know how representative this business model is, and suspect that it is a unique phenomenon, but it is a highly successful one.
I hope there will be more cooperation in future years.
China and Israel are both ancient civilisations. The classic overland trading route to China via India starts in Israel’s Negev Desert. Columbus was actually looking for a Westward way to India when he stumbled on the New World, which he called the West Indies, and the populations Indians.