Jerusalem | The ambassador of China in Israel, was found dead Sunday morning in his residence in a suburb of Tel-Aviv, where the police opened an investigation, announced sources with the israeli.
Of the Wei, 57 years old and took office in February, has been found dead in his residence in Herzliya, posh city near the metropolis of Tel Aviv, said the spokesman of the police, Micky Rosenfeld.
The police is on site Sunday to conduct the investigation, specified to the AFP a source in israeli applicant anonymity and saying he did not know more at this stage on the possible causes of the death of the diplomat, whose wife and son were not in Israel with him.
The Wei had been ambassador in Ukraine before taking up his duties in Israel, according to his biography on the website of the embassy.
His death comes just a few days after the visit to Jerusalem of the head of the american diplomacy Mike Pompeo, who has recently urged Israel, an ally of the United States, to limit the chinese investments in strategic sectors on its soil, according to press information.
The United States has accused implicitly of China to hide information on the pandemic Covid-19, or even try to hack into research on a vaccine.
In a column published in the daily “Jerusalem Post”, the spokesman of the chinese embassy in Tel-Aviv, Wang Yongjun, has written that Mike Pompeo had offered no evidence as to the “security risks” related to chinese investments in Israel.
Cooperation sino-israeli is a “win-win “, claimed the spokesman for the chinese.