January 09, 2007, 12:30
"Chinese culture became a part of our family's tradition. It is my first memory from my childhood in Israel," Olmert told China's Xinhua news agency in an interview published on Sunday. "We maintain a profound love for the Chinese people."
"Both Chinese and Jewish civilisations are brilliant and have long histories," Chen Yonglong, China's ambassador to Israel, said in an address last year. "The entrepreneur spirit and business talent of the Jewish people are well acknowledged all over China."
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