We visited the Jewish district of Shanghai when we were in China last year. My most indelible memory was of the refugee who arrived penniless, had to sell his shoes to earn enough to eat and then sat at home until spring when he could go out to work so that he could buy a new pair of shoes. But he lived to tell the tale, unlike millions of others. A tour of the Shanghai Old Jewish Quarter is worth a visit although almost certainly of most interest to Jewish people:
Old Jewish Quarter in Shanghai is often called the Noah’s Ark of Orient since it had once been the refuge for the Jewish. 30,000 Jews had fled during the Second World War and had come to Shanghai. The locals helped the displaced people and they soon create a distinct community of their own with sports leagues, cemeteries, synagogues, stores, cafes, bakeries and theaters. Some of these older Jewish sites are kept in good condition even today.
As for the picture above, it comes from this: Trump’s Recognition of Jerusalem: The View from Beijing. Here’s the wash up:
Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital will have little impact on Israeli-Chinese relations. The official Chinese view is that Israel is not, after all, at fault for what happened – Trump is. In addition, the Chinese president, who stated during the last conference of the ruling party as well as on other occasions that China must focus on development and modernization, sees Israel as a primary source of innovation that could aid his country. The large Chinese investments in the Israeli high-tech industry indicate that Xi and the rest of the Chinese leadership will not abandon their relations with Israel so easily.
The bit in black is translated above, I hope accurately, by Google Translator.