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This news on the credit to Cuba is not a surprise, if we know the history of the Cuban Revolution we will see that 1 January l959 and after the entry of Fidel to Havana, few months later, by an order of Mao Zedong and the Communist Party China the island of Cuba and its six million people saw the market filled with all kinds of items and canned food from China in large quantities and very cheap prices, just step on all areas of the economy, as well as supplies hospital where there was plenty of Chinese products of all kinds as I recall.
Even the whole strategy of the guerrillas against Batista and the installation of the radio station "Radio Rebelde" was modeled on "The Long March led by Mao in China.We can say that historically (Cuban said at that time, in 1961, that Mao was probably a Saint of the Chatolic Church because he make miracleus to give food an supply to millions of people on the hearth)Mao, The Communist Party of China , particularly, rescued from hunger, dead and disease to millions of Cubans who never had been born without that help the Chinese "salvation army" while we were living at that time in hardest conditions of U.S. embargo, I rememberd. This assistance was received by Cuba, at the time, without giving a single penny in return or any petition to Mao, was his wish to cubans with the aproval of the whole party and the Red Army of China.Gualterio Nunez Estrada, Sarasota, Florida, 34233.
中國6億美元的贈款聲援古巴訪問期間，China grants $600 mln to Cuba during solidarity visit
(AFP) – 30 minutes ago
HAVANA — China provided its ideological ally Cuba 600 million dollars in loans and grants Wednesday during a visit to strengthen ties by the Asian giant's parliamentary head Wu Bangguo, diplomatic sources said.
Wu, the second most powerful man in China's ruling Communist Party, arrived Tuesday night on the communist-ruled island for a three-day visit.
He and Cuban parliamentary chief Ricardo Alarcon oversaw the signing of a series of agreements, including for a loan worth 260 million dollars for the purchase of 10 grain shipments, as well as a 300-million-dollar loan to help improve Cuba's telecommunications network.
A Chinese credit also will be invested in Cuban television, a spokesman of China's diplomatic mission told AFP, without specifying the amount.
In addition, Beijing donated nine million dollars, offered an official credit in the same amount, and provided a one-million-dollar preferential line of credit, all for investment in projects determined by Cuba's government.
The two nations also broadened cooperation in areas such as traffic signal systems, agriculture and animal husbandry.
Wu is to hold talks with senior Cuban officials, and meetings have not been ruled out with President Raul Castro and Fidel Castro, the revolutionary icon who handed the presidential reins to his younger brother last year.
The visit coincides with a trip to Asia by Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, who was in Beijing on Wednesday.
China is a vital source of funding for Cuba, and is its second largest trading partner after Venezuela, with annual bilateral trade reaching about 2.6 billion dollars.
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Wu Bangguo (L), chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress, is welcomed upon his arrival at the airport of Havana, Cuba, Sep. 1, 2009. (Xinhua Photo)