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London — Israel and China have formed ties, Jane's discloses
Israel and China have a secret military relationship and the two countries recently signed deals worth more than $3 billion, Jane's Defence Weekly said Tuesday. pkx um9Jane's said the first suggestion of military business between the two countries came at a military parade earlier this year when diplomats spotted Israeli-made cannons mounted on Chinese tanks.
The authoritative magazine said that publicly China supports the Palestinian cause and China and Israel have no diplomatic relations. It said secret negotiations began five years ago and that recent deals involve most of Israel's leading companies - Israel Aircraft Industries, Israel Military Industries, and Tadiran Electronics Ltd., it said.