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Chinese ambassador to Israel found dead at home in Tel Aviv: Report

Du Wei, 58, was appointed envoy in February in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic

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BS Web Team & Agencies  |  Jerusalem 

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Israel enjoys good relations with China. Photo: Shutterstock

The Chinese ambassador to was found dead in his home north of Tel Aviv on Sunday, Israel's Foreign Ministry said. The cause of death has not yet been disclosed and Israeli police said it was investigating.

Du Wei, 58, was appointed envoy in February in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. He previously served as China's envoy to Ukraine. He is survived by a wife and son, both of whom were not in

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The ambassador's death comes just two days after he condemned comments by visiting US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who denounced Chinese investments in Israel and accused of hiding information about the coronavirus outbreak.

First Published: Sun, May 17 2020. 15:13 IST
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