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Israel Caves To US Pressure Over China Desal Developer


Israel will review a Hong Kong-based company’s involvement in a major infrastructure project after a warning from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about rising Chinese influence. Hong Kong-based CK Hutchison Holdings is one of two finalists in the bid to build Israel’s US$1.5 billion Sorek B desalination plant, near the military base of Palmachim, a facility that is expected to be the biggest of its kind in the world. Israeli company IDE Technologies is the other contender and the decision will be announced on May 24.