While folks continue to demand the lifting of sanctions against the Castro dictatorship and its removal from the State Sponsors of Terror list, the Cuban regime continues to side with China against the U.S.
Havana echoes Beijing narrative on surveillance balloon
The Castro regime’s foreign policy over the past 64 years has been guided by a profound anti-Americanism that pre-dates sanctions, and the severing of diplomatic relations.
The worsening of relations between the United States and China, the better the relations between Havana and Beijing.
Cuba’s ambassador to China, Carlos Pereira, and the vice-president of the China International Development Cooperation Agency, Tang Wenhong, signed a cooperation agreement formalizing the donation of 700 million yuan, equal to 100 million dollars, on January 18, 2023. “We signed a cooperation agreement that formalizes a $100 million donation granted by China during the visit of President Miguel Díaz-Canel in November 2022,” the Cuban ambassador said via Twitter.
Chinese President for life Xi Jinping and Miguel Díaz-Canel y Bermúdez pledged mutual support over their fellow communist states’ “core interests” on November 25, 2022 in Beijing. Voice of America reported that Xi said China hoped to “strengthen coordination and cooperation in international and regional affairs” with Cuba. The two will “go hand in hand down the road of building socialism with each’s own characteristics,” Xi was quoted as saying in a Chinese government news release.
On August 3, 2022, President Miguel Díaz-Canel y Bermúdez, the Castro dictatorship’s representative, joined other terror-sponsoring countries: Iran, North Korea, and Syria in publicly supporting the Chinese Communist dictatorship and condemning House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the Republic of China (Taiwan).
On April 7, 2022 Cuba, Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, Syria, and Vietnam, were among those who voted against suspending Russia from the UN Human Rights Council ( 93 voted to suspend, 24 against, and 58 abstentions.)
This relationship stretches back 63 years, with its highs and lows.
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