- Apr 28, 2021
- Business Update
Israeli Ambassador to China Visits JD.com to Discuss Collaboration
by Yuchuan Wang
H.E. Amb. Irit Ben-Abba, Ambassador of the State of Israel to China, together with Mr. Yair Albin, Minister-Counsellor and head of the Trade and Investment Mission; and Ms. Wei Qiang, director of Trade of the Trade and Investment Mission from the embassy, visited JD.com on Apr. 28.
Joined by Jon Liao, Chief Strategy Officer of JD.com and Bowen Zhou, Chair of JD Technology Committee, the group discussed potential collaborations between JD.com and Israel in the areas of technology innovation, supply chain and logistics, cross-border trade, sustainability and more.
From left to right: Mr. Yair Albin, Minister-Counsellor and head of the Trade and Investment Mission; H.E. Amb. Irit Ben-Abba, Ambassador of the State of Israel to China; Jon Liao, Chief Strategy Officer of JD.com; Bowen Zhou, Chair of JD Technology Committee; Christine Wong, vice president of public affairs at JD Worldwide of JD.com
The Ambassador hopes to promote cooperation with JD.com in multiple fields. “We would love to explore how to promote Israeli companies especially those SMEs and their products through JD.com, leveraging JD’s abilities in technology, supply chain and e-commerce,” she said during the visit.
Israeli skin care and healthcare products are of premium quality and have been increasingly favored by Chinese consumers. On the first day of the 618 grand promotion in 2020, sales of products from Israel on JD Worldwide increased more than 500%. In the future, more products including healthcare, beauty and daily necessities are expected to be introduced to JD’s customers in China.
In 2020, bilateral trade between Israel and China reached a record-breaking $17.5 billion. JD will continuously expand its collaboration with businesses from the country and customize its integrated supply chain solutions to facilitate the trade between the two countries.