Israel Provides China with Spying Tech

A top Hong Kong activist has called on the Israeli government to stop providing the Chinese authorities with spying technologies, which are used by Beijing to quell protesters.

Joshua Wong, a Hong Kong pro-democracy leader, urged Israel to block a civilian technology company from selling products China used to spy on protesters, the Jerusalem Post reported on Friday.

It said Wong wrote a Facebook post saying a software developed by an Israeli company called Cellebrite was used by the Hong Kong police forces to hack into his phone.

Wong also shared a letter by Israeli human rights lawyer Eitay Mack calling on the Defense Ministry and Economy Ministry to block Cellebrite from exporting its product to Hong Kong.

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Concern of China’s Increased Investment in Israeli Infrastructure…

A picture taken on May 11, 2014 shows ships docking in the port of the Israeli Mediterranean coastal city of Haifa. AFP PHOTO/AHMAD GHARABLI (Photo credit should read AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Israeli lawmakers estimate that Chinese corporations have invested in projects or acquired assets in Israel worth nearly $15 billion, the Jerusalem Report documented in a recent analysis.

The Shin Bet security agency, the National Security Council (NSC) and U.S. administrations past and present have repeatedly expressed security concerns over Chinese investments, the report said, but government security cabinet ministers have so far failed to curb the trend.

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