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Chinese ambassador to Israel found dead in his bedroom

(NNP) The Chinese ambassador to Israel, Du Wei, has been found dead in his diplomatic residence in the suburb of Tel Aviv, according to Israeli Foreign Affairs Ministry. Mr. Wei, 58, died in his bed. The top diplomat had just been posted to Tel Aviv in February 2020 in the midst of the pandemic after serving in Ukraine.

His death came a week after the U.S. Secretary of State, Mr. Mike Pompeo, visited Jerusalem and used the occasion to criticize China’s lack of transparency in handling the initial outbreak of the coronavirus. Mr. Pompeo also urged the Israelis to stop signing agreements with the Chinese to improve infrastructure and communication.

Married with a son, both  of whom are said to be have been left in China, the diplomat lived in the Tel Aviv suburb of Herzliya. There has been no word on the cause of death.

– New Nigerian Politics

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