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China and Cuba 56 years of diplomatic ties and cooperation 中国与古巴:传统友谊 历久弥新

China and Cuba established diplomatic relations in 1960.
China has been the second largest trade partner for Cuba for years, while Cuba remains China’s largest trade partner in the Caribbean.

Chinese President Xi Jinping visits Cuban revolution leader Fidel Castro in Havana, capital of Cuba, July 22, 2014.

Chinese President Mao Zedong and Cuban President Doherty Kors attend the commemoration ceremony of the 12th anniversary of the establishment of the People’s Republic of China in Beijing, capital of China, October 1, 1961.

General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Deng Xiaoping greets visiting Chairman of the Cuban People’s Socialist Party Juan Marinello at the airport in Beijing, capital of China, May 29, 1959.

Chinese President Jiang Zemin holds a welcoming ceremony for Fidel Castro, President of Cuba’s Council of State and the Council of Ministers, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, February 26, 2003.

Chinese President Hu Jintao holds a welcoming ceremony for Raul Castro, President of Cuba’s Council of State and the Council of Ministers, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, July 5, 2012.

Chinese President Xi Jinping is awarded Cuba’s Jose Marti Medal by Cuban President Raul Castro in Havana, capital of Cuba, July 22, 2014.

Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang meets with President of Cuba’s Council of State and the Council of Ministers Raul Castro in Beijing, capital of China, July 6, 2012.

During the past 56 years, China and Cuba have signed a full range of cooperation agreements in the fields of foreign affairs, economy, sports, tourism, culture, education, communication, science, technology and environmental conservation.

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