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China wants seeds of Israeli tech

Alibaba, Fosun take on Intel, Google in search for innovative technology

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing. (Photo by Haim Zach, Israeli Prime Minister's Office)

JERUSALEM -- As artificial intelligence, self-driving cars and big data analysis emerge as key technologies driving growth in the near future, Chinese companies are increasingly looking to Israel for a competitive edge.

U.S. companies such as Google and Microsoft have long worked to identify and acquire hidden gems in Israel's tech sector, many of which come out of the military. The latest such move was Intel's $15.3 billion purchase of Mobileye, an Israeli leader in computer vision for autonomous driving.

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