Israel has chosen local firm IDE Technologies to handle a new desalination project instead of an affiliate of Hong Kong-based CK Hutchison Holdings. Photo: Reuters

Israel rejects bid by Hong Kong’s CK Hutchison to build plant after US warns against Chinese investment

  • Selection of local firm for US$1.5 billion desalination project follows US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s opposition to Chinese involvement
  • Chinese investment, Pompeo said, could ‘put Israeli citizens at risk and … put the capacity for America to work alongside Israel on important projects at risk’
Topic |   US-China tech war
Israel has chosen local firm IDE Technologies to handle a new desalination project instead of an affiliate of Hong Kong-based CK Hutchison Holdings. Photo: Reuters
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