CHINA ENVOY TO ISRAEL FOUND DEAD AT HOME
China’s ambassador to Israel, Du Wei, was found dead at his home in a suburb of Tel Aviv on Sunday, May 17, 2020, a Reuters report said.
An Israeli police spokesman confirmed the death of Du, who was 57 and became Beijing’s envoy to Israel only in February 2020. “As part of the regular procedure, police units are at the scene,” the spokesman told Ari Ravinovitch of Reuters.
Israel’s Channel 12 TV, quoting unidentified emergency medical officials, reported that indications were that Du died in his sleep of natural causes.
Du’s death comes as Israeli businesses are seeking to supply China with a slew of medical products and equipment claimed to be efficient in fighting the deadly COVI-19 virus, which has been resurrected in Wuhan City in Hubei province and in Shulan City in Jilin province which is near North Korea.