Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang Vists Cuba on June 25

Progreso Weekly

Wang Yang
Wang Yang

HAVANA TIMES – Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang will arrive in Cuba on June 25, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said on Friday. From Havana, Wang will go on to Brasília, to attend a China-Brazil Coordination Committee meeting.

Wang’s visit to Cuba comes at the invitation of Cuba’s Vice President of the Council of Ministers Ricardo Cabrisas.

During his one-day stay, Wang will hold talks with Cabrisas, meet with other Cuban leaders, and exchange views on bilateral relations as well as regional and international issues of common concern, the official announcement said.

“We hope this visit will help further strengthen friendship, deepen mutual trust, promote mutually beneficial cooperation and inject new impetus to the development of China-Cuba relations,” Hong said.

The visit coincides with the 55th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties this year, the Chinese spokesman pointed out.

According to The New York Times, the 60-year-old Wang “has become a torchbearer for advocates of free-market economics and quasi-enlightened governance.”

Although not exactly a liberal, Wang “stands out for his paeans to political liberalization and the virtues of American-style individualism,” The Times says.

Xiao Bin, a university professor in Guangzhou, Wang’s hometown, has described the Vice Premier as “the main receptacle for the expectations and hopes of China’s reformers.”

A critic of authoritarian rule, Wang was once quoted as saying that “if China doesn’t reform, we shall be slow-boiled like frogs.”

In a related development, Gen. Fan Changlong, vice chairman of the Central Military Commission, arrived in Havana on Monday (June 15). China Central TV described his visit as “the latest in what has become a regular series of high-level military exchanges between China and Cuba.”

General Fan is the most senior military official to visit Cuba since Dec. 17, when Cuba and the United States announced that they planned to restore diplomatic relations. In May of last year, the chief of the Chinese Army’s general staff, Fang Fenghui, toured a tank regiment near Havana.

Also last year, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited Cuba.

15 thoughts on “Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang Vists Cuba on June 25

  • your antisemitism is sickening! Whetehr or not Stalin was a Jew is irrelevant.

  • What we have here is a miscommunication , we are going in circles , please allow me tell you about myself , my heritage is Palestinian Greek Orthodox Christian , I am not religious more at a agnostic
    On avoiding Cuba, what I’m trying to do , is to point out that Cuba is doing much better than a whole lot of other countries on the planet , as a matter of fact Cuba is doing better than most African nations ,
    In the pan-american games Cuba is second to the US in winning medals ,
    Here is a nation with 11.5 million doing a better job then nation with 320 million ,The problem here is , one-sided blind hatred in the direction of Fidel Castro and his legacy ,
    There is no such thing as an angel politician ,
    Fidel Castro is a cut above the rest, the last standing Giants of modern human history .
    Is there a street , a school , building named after him ? To the best of my knowledge the answer is no.
    Look at South and Central America , Honduras , Guatemala , wherever Americans went disasters followed ,any of you remember Salvador Allende in Chile.
    Cuba will not fare any better than the rest under American controlled .
    If free enterprise prevails in Cuba , initially there will be improvements eventually they would join the rest of us , the subjugated . Let’s say someone owns $10,000,000 at the same time he owe to the bank $12,000,000
    His neighbor net worth $100,000 , he owes the bank nothing.
    The question to asked , who is rich and who was poor ? wealth in United States is an illusion
    Born with borrowed money , they will die with unpaid bills .
    What we have to be aware of is the one percent that controls one percent that controls humanity .
    slavery was there before the Arabs what comes to mind Nebuchadnezzar and the Jewish enslavement by the Babylonians in 605 BCE,
    Yes there was slavery among the Arabs , except marriage and freedom with equality was possible , opposite to the Western society.
    Color of the skin was not an issue with the Arabs ,white slaves black slaves it didn’t make a difference .
    Joseph Stalin mother was Jewish , under Jewish law a person can only become a Jewish through his mother , the latest confirmation came through RT TV with a interview of a Russian historian .
    Keep in mind that most of the Bolsheviks where Jewish.
    Here is a new angle on the subject for you to check out .
    Rothschild family , a Jewish organization net worth in the trillions of dollars , they have their hands in the Dutch East Indies , a shipping company involved with slave transporter , merchants of opiate in Opium War against China , they are the merchants of death , bankers who have their hands in just about every war for hundreds of years .
    I recommend for you to spend some time studying the subject of this organization before you give an opinion .
    Keep in mind that the Ashkenazi Jews happened to be Turkish Khazars origins not Semitic people ,there is only two groups of Jewish Ashkenazi vs Sephardic
    I am more Semitic the 90% of them , I am proud to say my blood is Arab and heart is Palestinian .

  • Confusion reigns throughout your utterances. Converting Stalin a Georgian trained for four years for the Jesuit priesthood into a Jew demonstrates ignorance of reality. Judaism preceded Christianity which preceded Islam by over six hundred years The followers of each claim superiority, “Allah, there is but one God and Mohammed is his prophet”. I am condemned as a mere infidel by Islam.
    These columns are about CUBA a subject you avoid, they are not for airing particular religious or ethnic bigotry.
    Just as Islam has its various branches – many of whom appear to be intent upon killing each other, Christianity has many branches and so does Judaism. Their views upon “souls” vary. The history of slavery illustrates that Arab countries were involved in slavery long prior to Europeans. Egypt for example with the Jews and Arabia with Africans.
    Before you respond, I can confirm that I have visited Israel and the West Bank and met with both Muslim and Jewish Israelies. But these columns are about matters relating to Cuba. Can you enlighten us about the activities of Islamists in Cuba?

  • My dear friends you have forgotten to mention Joseph Stalin a communist Georgian Jew
    If we going to go picking and choosing examples from history , this would be an endless debate, which may not be a bad idea.
    The ideology of Mao Zedong was not native Chinese , communist Karl Marx a German Jew have as much to blamed with what happen .
    Mao had good intentions that went wrong ,
    Hitler on the other hand was the creation of the west , he was created to be the counter weight against communism , he is what they call a Blowback ,
    United States of America had no problem selling weapons to both sides of the war ,Nazis and the British
    please research the following headline in the Garden magazine
    How Bush’s grandfather helped Hitler’s rise to power Guardian magazine
    Vehicles that the Germans were driving in WW2 operated on engine manufactured by Henry Ford , recipient of one of the highest Nazi Awards
    When the white man came to North America , there was by some estimates 50 million indigenous human beings , a genocide took place in which the Christian Church says , Indians have no soul, the governor of Canada went on giving them blankets infected with measles , US President Andrew Jackson dead same thing in the Trail of Tears ,At the same time don’t forget the natives in South America and the evil of slave
    There is two history to consider , first official history, second evidence on the ground ,
    For example studies of Egyptian star maps indicate 30 thousand year old culture ,
    the same can be said about the discovery of ancient sites in Turkey Göbekli Tepe
    In India they found an Ancient Underwater Cities May Change Our Opinion of history
    History is full with unanswered questions , DNA and language is not enough to have a final answer on the subject of human existence .
    You have a point about Libya I should have said War on Tripoli ,
    When it comes to war on Tripoli ,
    as history recalls, Europeans specially the French and English supported and aided the Pirates , they wear handy tool in business , the same as today with the creation of Taliban and al Qaeda .
    In end of the conflicts Americans had to make a deal with pasha of Tripoli , after they lost one of the ships USS Philadelphia .
    When it comes to racists arrogance , how do you explain the Israeli Jewish racists arrogance , in which they say God made them forget everybody else, what about the claim that they are God’s favorite children .
    they’re walking in the footsteps of the Christian Church when they said Indians have no soul , they’re using the same argument to massacre us the Palestinians .
    Nazis lasted 10 years, Zionism have been killing Palestinians for over a hundred years
    United States history is full with stories of war, disaster, and blood , at this point of history United States have more blood and misery on their hands than any other . in Fallujah Iraq radioactive contamination would be there indefinitely causing cancer and misery .
    United States did not go 10-15 years without war , there was always somebody to fight , 2 + million dead Vietnamese , almost 3 million in Iraq . I can go on with one example after another, in your rebuttal I am reading
    selective history.

  • Mao Tse Tung can fairly claim to have been the most successful slaughterer of humanity in history with deaths estimated at 22,000, 000, practically all of whom were his fellow Chinese. His figures compare with Stalin another communist killing 18,000,000 and Hitler a National Socialist, 12,000,000.
    It was Mao Tse Tung who told the Chinese that they were superior because unlike the rest of us, they were not descended from the Central Rift Valley in Africa, but from the Peking Man. Years later, the introduction of DNA testing on over 10,000 Chinese, illustrated that like most of his utterances, his theory was bunkum and that the Chinese DNA is derived from Africa just like ours!.
    Chinese exploitation of Chinese is an ingrown part of their culture – following your belief in 10,000 years of culture, coolies were an essential part of Chinese life well into the 20th century and indeed following the ending of slavery in Cuba in 1886, Chinese coolies were imported into Cuba to supply labour – something which the white Spanish immigrants carefully avoided pursuing themselves.
    Regarding your introduction of fulminating about the US, you carefully avoid responding to my comment about Chinese activity – regarded as aggression by neighbours including Vietnam – in the South China Sea. Do you or do you not support such activity by China?

  • You got so much wrong in one post that I can only take the time to address one thing. Lybia, per say, did not exist then. The First Barbary War was an undeclared war waged by the United States against the North African states of Morocco, Tripoli, Algiers, and Tunis. The principle cause of the war was that those states harbored and supported the actions of pirates against American shipping vessels in the Mediterranean (as well as other Mediterranean powers that paid “tribute…America really couldn’t afford it). The war lasted from 1801 to 1805. And the French crises made famous by the XYZ affair, that almost bought us to the brink of war with France, proceeded the Barbary war.

  • How many Chinese task force that include nuclear aircraft carriers , nuclear bombs and airplanes ready for war happen to be in the oceans around US ?
    What gives the United States the right to send all this military hardware all around the planet to intimidate everybody else .
    Did the Chinese starve to death 500,000 children in Iraq , did the Chinese create al Qaeda and the Taliban ,then go in and destroy functioning countries, keep in mind that the Taliban band opiate production , after the US invasion all came back.
    Do the Chinese use the war on drugs to control South America .
    It seems to me that American evil have no end , After the War of Independence the fairst thing American decided on is to go to war against Libya 200 years ago . China’s disagreement with their neighbors is a ten thousand year old story , back and forth losing and gaining , it isn’t equivalent American genocide greed
    American aggression against everybody simply cannot be compared do anybody else,
    keep in mind that the Nazis in German where financed by Wall Street, war is nothing more than a business.
    War Is A Racket, by Major General Smedley Butler, 1935 ,a highly decorated soldier the recipient of tow Congressional Medal of Honor read for yourself what he wrote

  • So the Chinese look at Cuba as an equal partner?
    I suppose that reflects a similar policy towards their neighbouring countries around the South China Sea?
    Where is there an illustration of China having an equal partner?
    North Vietnam?

  • I lived and worked with the Chinese in Vancouver Canada , I found them honest friendly difficult to gain their trust , when you do you have it for life as long as you don’t screw up , you need to remember that Chinese have been living and dealing with humanity for over ten thousand years they were not born 200 years ago
    Any good intentions from China in the direction off Cuba , I believe to be genuine honest , I’ve never heard them say that’s Cuba is there a backyard
    United States of America is 300 million out of 7 billion human beings , the idea that the Americans should have their way and bully around everybody else is outrageous
    At least the Chinese look at Cuba as an equal partner and not as subsidiary off a Banana Republic , look at the problems in the US from toxic waste oil fracking that poisons communities water supply , lousy health care system to subjugated population (yes we are not free in the US as they would like you to believe ), this with the American when I export .
    If you look through history wherever US dollar went it wasn’t long before disaster followed
    There is a holocaust going on in Palestine financed primarily by United States Congress, United States is looking for a bunch of satellites , states that says yes sir , you hardly here the Chinese saying the same thing.
    United States government is nothing more then a bunch of puppet for corporate America , so-called free enterprise that looks for societies with no will , who cannot fight , societies will simply pay and keep quiet
    look at what’s the so called free enterprise is doing to Greek economy they’re trying to subjugate them right left and center
    This is intolerable leave them alone what the Cuban government is trying to provide is a decent life for there decent citizens they have every right to do so with anyone they feel like , they have the right to be free anything and everything.
    I hope the progress would not be at the expense off the environment and a clean beautiful nature please keep your country as beautiful as it is today

    I took a hiatus from blogging due to health reasons and there are certain comments included web links that where not posted in my comments at Havana Times which I wasn’t happy about , what I had in mind for you to see the information that I was talking about .

  • Without property protection, few are willing to risk investment money. A transparent and fair legal and tax system is needed if international investment is to be lured. Democracy flourishes in places with a strong middle class. It should evolve, not be forced by outside forces. In the end the people always decide as failed regimes end.

  • Correct. Tax systems that are not perceived as fair and transparent get worked around. They are also horrible inefficient as is the case with Greece.

  • As it stands, the Castros “tax” system operates at more than 95% of personal income. By “rational tax system” I would assume that you mean a fully transparent system. I would hope that will also lead to a more democratic system.

  • The Chinese drive the hardest bargains. They will treat Cuba with respect but will fully expect a return on investment.

    A key need of the Cuba state is a rational tax system. Making these deals work will require letting go of some control as the state can’t directly oversee every oppotunity with efficiency. And as you point out, these deals won’t last. The time to lock in the investment is now.

  • At the end of the day, after, as you say, the limelight fades, what investors will be looking at will be; political stability, transparency, and a stable legal system. I can’t stress the importance of the last item. No one wants to run the risk of being thrown in jail or having property confiscated on a whim as has happened several times. There are also issues with infrastructure that need to be addressed.

  • It’s clear that when Obama decided to normalize relations with Cuba, he sparked international interest in all things Cuban. I agree with other commenters that the real test for the Castros is how to take full advantage of the limelight while it lasts. Anyone who has lived long enough to pay attention to international politics over the years knows the attention will not last long.

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