China’s ambassador to Israel, 58, is found dead in bed at his Tel Aviv apartment just three months into the job
- Du Wei was found in his bed at his apartment in the suburb of Herzliya, Tel Aviv
- No cause of death has yet been given and Israeli police said it is investigating
- The 58-year-old appointed in February during middle of the coronavirus disease
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The Chinese ambassador to Israel was found dead in his home in Tel Aviv on Sunday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said.
Du Wei, 58, was found in his bed at his apartment in the suburb of Herzliya, in the north of the city.
No cause of death has been given and Israeli police said it was investigating.
‘As part of the regular procedure, police units are at the scene,’ a Israeli police spokesman said.
Du Wei, 58, (pictured in August 2019 when he was ambassador to Ukraine) was found in his bed at his apartment in the suburb of Herzliya, in the north of the city
He was only appointed envoy in February in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. e previously served as China’s envoy to Ukraine.
He is survived by a wife and son, who are not thought to be in Israel.
The ambassador’s death comes just two days after he condemned comments by visiting U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who denounced Chinese investments in Israel and accused China of hiding information about the coronavirus outbreak.