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Cuban President paid tribute to Mao Zedong

Cuba & China: distant geographically, close in ideas (+ Photos)
During the third day of his official visit to China, President Miguel Díaz-Canel paid tribute to Mao Zedong

Author: Yaima Puig Meneses | informacion@granmai.cu
november 8, 2018 10:11:19

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BEIJING, PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA .-The Cuban and Chinese people know well the meaning of the friendship and mutual respect they have shared for years. Thus it was no surprise to hear Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez say that he felt “at home” here.

During the third day of his official visit to China, the Cuban President paid tribute to Mao Zedong, the supreme leader of the Communist Party of China and the People’s Republic of China, from 1949 through 1976.

After arriving in Shanghai on Tuesday, he traveled to Beijing where he was received at the city’s international airport by MaXiaowei, president of the country’s National Health Commission.

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The first meeting on his agenda for the day was with Wang Yang, president of the XIII Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, who recalled his 2015 visit to Cuba, and meeting with Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, which he said made a deep impression on him. For his part Díaz-Canel reiterated that China is very important to Cuba, and that the government, party, and people are committed to further developing bilateral relations.

This is the third time the Cuban President has visited China, but the first as President of the country’s Councils of State and Ministers. He described the visit as one of “continuity and consolidation.”

The day also included a tour of the Forbidden City and a meeting with Cuban youth studying in China.

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The China–Latin America and the Caribbean Year of Cultural Exchange was inaugurated with a gala in Havana, April 1

Year of Cultural Exchange with China launched
The China–Latin America and the Caribbean Year of Cultural Exchange was inaugurated with a gala in Havana, April 1

Author: Yenia Silva Correa | informacion@granma.cu
april 7, 2016 16:04:33

Zhang Tuo, Chinese ambassador to Cuba attended the gala launching his country’s year of cultural exchange with Latin America.

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With the presence of Caridad Diego, president of the Cuba-China Friendship Association and member of the Party Central Committee, the inaugural gala of the China – Latin America and the Caribbean Year of Cultural Exchange was held in Havana.
Zhang Tuo, Chinese ambassador to Cuba, thanked Party and government authorities, and directors of the University of Havana and the Confucius Institute, for organizing the event and noted that it was the first celebration of its type in the region.
The idea of celebrating a Year of Cultural Exchange was launched by the President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, to follow on from a series of activities which began in 2014 with the founding of the China-CELAC (Community of Latin American and Caribbean States) Forum.
In 2015, the first ministerial meeting of the Forum was held and according to Ambassador Zhang Tuo, this year will see a range of activities of cultural exchange between this sister nation and the countries of the region.

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Cuba-China: An alliance with infinite potential

Cuba-China: An alliance with infinite potential
The two countries signed their first commercial and cultural agreements on July 23, 1960, and since then relations and cooperation have expanded.
Author: Claudia Fonseca Sosa | claudia@granma.cu
july 30, 2015 10:07:1

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ON September 28, 1960, Cuba and the People’s Republic of China established diplomatic relations. A few months later, during a visit to China by Comandante Ernesto Che Guevara, the first bilateral agreements on economic and technological cooperation were signed.

China is now the second largest trading partner of the island.
This first contact made by Che in the land of Mao Zedong was of great significance to the young Cuban Revolution, not only because of the magnitude of the contracts, but more importantly because of the recently imposed U.S. economic, financial and commercial blockade.
Over the years, as relations between the two countries deepened, reflecting growing mutual trust, trade and economic cooperation expanded.
China is today Cuba’s second most important trade partner, and Chinese participation in several sectors critical to the country’s development has made the relationship strategic.

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