The Consul General of Israel calls for your design
March 27, 2018

The Consulate General of Israel in Shanghai kicked off a diplomatic gift design competition on March 26, in celebration of the 26th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Israel, and the 70th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel.

The Consulate General of Israel in Shanghai kicked off a diplomatic gift design competition on March 26, in celebration of the 26th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Israel, and the 70th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel.

This competition is open to any person of any age provided they are residents of Shanghai, Jiangsu, Anhui, Jiangxi and Zhejiang, or students who are studying in educational institutions located in the municipality and provinces mentioned above.

The participants should submit their designs of either one necktie or one scarf with the required specifications. The theme of the design should be “Impressions of 70 years of Israeli innovation from a Chinese perspective.” The submission of designs will be from 27th March 2018 until 23:59 on 26th April 2018 (Beijing Time). The winners of the competition will be rewarded with a free tour to Israel.


The State of Israel was founded in 1948, as the only country in the world where Jews form a majority of the population. On a press conference for the competition, Dr. Eyal Propper, Consul General of Israel in Shanghai, talked about the solid relations between China and Israel and the friendship between the two peoples. He also mentioned that people in Shanghai’s Hongkou District protected more than 30,000 Jewish refugees during the WWII. “So when celebrating the 70 years of Israel, we were thinking in what way we can combine the spirit of Chinese people and the spirit of Jewish people so that we can feel out of this how Chinese people look at Israel. We decided to do something that will be nice and beautiful and represent something real. We will use it as an official diplomatic gift. Everybody can take part in this design competition,” said Dr. Eyal Propper.

“This is a free competition, because we would like to get something from the Chinese perspective. This is why it’s so interesting in my opinion, because there’s something I don’t know what to expect, and you get something very beautiful. This is a design specially for Israel-China relations by Chinese view,” he added. It is worth mentioning that the badge worn by the Consul General is also a beautiful symbol of cooperation between China and Israel. The delicate badge was designed before the Shanghai Expo 2010 and later attracted the attention of many senior Chinese leaders in diplomatic activities. “China and Israel have had profound historical exchanges, and we are very optimistic about the future of the two countries driven by innovation. It is believed that this competition will be a good link between our past and future.”