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Hu Jintao’s message to Fidel [Granma Internacional]

Posted in CPC Central Committee (CPCCC), Cuba, Deng Xiaoping, Fidel Castro, Havana, Hu Jintao, Jiang Zemin, Mao Zedong, Sino-Cuban friendship on April 28, 2011 by Zuo Shou / 左手

Beijing, April 19, 2011


Esteemed Fidel Castro Ruz:

On the occasion of the closing of the 6th Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba, allow me to convey, in the name of the Communist Party of China’s Central Committee, and my own, our most sincere respect and cordial greetings.

The 6th Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba, held on the 50th anniversary of the proclamation of the socialist nature of the Cuban Revolution, has been a Congress worthy of its legacy and looking to the future.  Over the past 50 years, as founder and promoter of the Revolution and the development of Cuba, you, with no fear of foreign pressure, have led the Cuban people in protecting the sovereignty and dignity of the nation, persevering resolutely along the path to socialism, registering successes in the construction of socialism which have attracted the attention of everyone.  You have, therefore, garnered not only the respect and support of the Cuban people, but also the admiration of the world’s peoples.

You are an eminent revolutionary, theorist, strategist and statesman. 51 years ago during the gathering of more than a million Cubans in the Plaza de la Revolución in Havana, you decisively declared the establishment of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the People’s Republic of China, making Cuba the first country in Latin America to do so, opening a new era of Chinese-Cuban and Chinese-Latin American relations.  You have always been involved in the promotion of friendship between China and Cuba, following closely the progress of China’s development and offering fraternal help and support, making important contributions to the continuing development of friendship and cooperation between the two parties and countries.  It is with satisfaction that today we can confirm that the friendship between China and Cuba, initiated and cultivated jointly by the comrades Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, Jiang Zemin, yourself, Raúl and other Party leaders, has established deep roots within the hearts of our people and has entered a new period of comprehensive development.

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Chinese Opera Wu attracts Cuban audience [Xinhua]

Posted in China, Cuba, Havana, Sino-Cuban friendship on February 3, 2011 by Zuo Shou / 左手

A Chinese dancer from the Wu Opera Troupe of Zhejiang Province performs at the Havana’s National Theater in Havana, capital of Cuba, Jan. 29, 2011. Founded in 1956, the Wu Opera Troupe of Zhejiang has dedicated to rescuing and restoring the Wu opera, the second major theatrical genre in Zhejiang with a history of over 400 years. (Xinhua/Joaquin Hernandez)

HAVANA, Jan. 30 (Xinhua) — The Opera Wu from the Chinese province of Zhejiang was presented for the first time in Cuba in the National Theatre on Saturday night, attracting the local audience.

The opera, with more than 400 years of history, was presented in a single show and hailed by the public and experts.

"The Opera Wu astonished the Cuban audience with its unique show such as the change of masks, when an actor in second fraction [sic] changes masks, which almost seems as magic," the National Information Agency (AIN) said.

AIN said that the Dragon Dance was also impressive, which was performed by nine dancers, who did spectacular acrobatics.

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China to Support Cuban Housing Program [Prensa Latina]

Posted in China, Cuba, Sino-Cuban friendship on January 1, 2011 by Zuo Shou / 左手

Beijing, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina)

China will make a donation to finance the supply of steel coil for a top-priority housing program in Cuba.

The contract for that purpose was signed by Enrique Prado, Marketing Director of the Donation Department under the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Investment, and Wilmar Ortiz, a representative of Acinox Company under the Iron, Steel and Mechanic Industry, according to sources from the Cuban Embassy.

The Chinese party was represented by Chen Jianxin, President of the Jiangsu Sainty Corporation Ltd, in charge of supplying the steel coil to be allocated to make roofs for the National Housing Program.

The signing ceremony was held in Nanjing, the capital of the eastern province of Jiangsu, where this new step in the bilateral economic-technical collaboration was highlighted as an expression of the sound links between the two countries, which marked the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations this year.

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China vows closer ties with Cuba amid “complex international circumstances” [Xinhua]

Posted in China, CPC, Cuba, Sino-Cuban friendship on December 3, 2010 by Zuo Shou / 左手

BEIJING, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) — China on Thursday vowed to boost mutual support and understanding with Cuba and deal with challenges arising from “complex international circumstances.”

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping made the remarks while meeting with top Cuban legislator Ricardo Alarcon de Quesada in Beijing.

China and Cuba are both socialist countries, and given the current complex international circumstances it is important for both countries to support and help each other develop economically, improve people’s livelihoods and jointly tackle severe challenges, said Xi.

Alarcon, president of the Cuban National Assembly of People’s Power, Cuba’s top legislative body, is on a six-day visit to China that began Nov. 21. The visit comes as the two countries mark the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties.

In 1960, Cuba was the first Latin American nation to forge diplomatic relations with China.

“In the past half century, China-Cuba ties have remained strong despite changes in the international arena, and the two peoples have fostered brotherly friendship,” said Xi.

Xi said China will work with Cuba to continue to push forward bilateral cooperation in a healthy and stable manner.

Alarcon said Cuba and China need to learn from each other and achieve common development as both countries are seeking a development path suitable to national conditions.

Cuba would enhance exchanges at various levels with China to improve bilateral ties, said Alarcon.

Alarcon visited southwest China’s Chongqing municipality before coming to Beijing.

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He also held separate meetings on Wednesday with top China’s legislator Wu Bangguo and Jia Qinglin, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, the top political advisory body.

China, Cuba vow to push forward ties to new high / 吴邦国与古巴全国人民政权代表大会主席会谈 [CPC News / People’s Daily / 人民网]

Posted in China, Cuba, Sino-Cuban friendship, Taiwan, Tibet on December 2, 2010 by Zuo Shou / 左手

November 25, 2010

China and Cuba pledged Wednesday to take the opportunity of the 50th anniversary of bilateral ties to advance their relations to a new high.

The pledge was made during top Cuban legislator Ricardo Alarcon de Quesada’s meetings with Chinese leaders in Beijing Wednesday.

Alarcon, president of the Cuban National Assembly of People’s Power, is on a six-day visit to China.

During the talks with Alarcon, Wu Bangguo, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s top legislature, said China and Cuba enjoyed a deeply-rooted political foundation to develop ties, which were highlighted by mutual respect, mutual support and collaboration.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of China-Cuba diplomatic ties, China was ready to take this opportunity to enhance cooperation with Cuba, in a bid to push forward bilateral ties, Wu said.

In 1960, Cuba was the first Latin American nation to forge diplomatic relations with China.

Wu also expressed the hope for closer ties between the two legislative bodies, saying China was willing to engage with Cuba on issues concerning governing and administration, as well as reform and innovation.

Alarcon said it was critical for Cuba to enhance bilateral ties with China, and Cuba was ready to draw on China’s development experience in reform and opening up.

“The Cuban political party, government and people were proud of the Cuba-China friendship and China’s development,” he said.

Prior to the talks with Wu, Alarcon also met with top Chinese political advisor Jia Qinglin.

Jia, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), said China paid great attention to the bilateral friendship of cooperation and was ready to further the ties to a new high.

He also expressed appreciation of Cuba’s consistent support on issues concerning Taiwan and Tibet, and said China supported Cuba’s adherence to the socialist road.

“The Cuba-China friendship has withstood the rapidly changing world, and radiates new vitality,” Alarcon said.

Alarcon will conclude the trip on Friday.

In 2009, China was Cuba’s largest supplier of capital goods and consumption commodities.

Source: Xinhua

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China, Cuba celebrate 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties [Xinhua]

Posted in Beijing, China, Cuba, Diplomat, Sino-Cuban friendship on October 10, 2010 by Zuo Shou / 左手

Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo (1st R) and Vice President of the Council of Ministers of Cuba Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz (2nd L) attend a reception hosted by the Cuban embassy in China, in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 28, 2010, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Cuba. (Xinhua/Pang Xinglei)

BEIJING, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) — China and Cuba here on Tuesday celebrated the 50th anniversary of their diplomatic ties at a reception.

Chinese and Cuban government officials as well as people from various circles attended the reception held in the Cuban embassy in China.

Cuba is the first Latin American country to forge diplomatic ties with the People’s Republic of China, in 1960, said Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo when addressing the reception.

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China-Cuba relations at their best: ambassador [People’s Daily]

Posted in China, Cuba, Sino-Cuban friendship on September 21, 2010 by Zuo Shou / 左手

September 11, 2010

Relations between China and Cuba are at their best as the two nations are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the establishment of their diplomatic ties, Chinese ambassador in Havana Liu Yuqin said Friday.

“On Sept. 28, 1960, China and Cuba decided to join their destinies to build socialism together and raise the living standards of their peoples,” the diplomat said at a local event marking the anniversary at the Chinese Club Chung Wah in Havana, where the national flag of the People’s Republic of China was raised for the first time on Oct. 10. 1960.

Liu said long before the establishment of diplomatic relations, Chinese immigrants won the hearts and minds of Cubans due to their hard-working spirit, courage and loyalty.

She said that despite various tests and constant change in an often volatile world in the past five decades, China and Cuba have maintained a friendly, cooperative and mutually beneficial relationship.

Local celebration events for the anniversary will run from Sept. 10 to 28, including ballet and martial art performances as well as traditional art displays, among others.

China is Cuba’s second largest trading partner and both sides are promoting bilateral exchanges and cooperation in various fields.

Source: Xinhua

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