Tag Archives: China

September 20, 2013

CUBA CENTRAL Newsblast: If you shut your eyes tightly, nothing is changing in Cuba or here (so open them).

A controlling premise of U.S. policy is that Cuba must change – by which its Cold War-era authors meant giving up every feature of its governing and economic systems – before our country will even contemplate normalizing relations with Cuba. So far, this approach doesn’t seem to be working.  But,… read more »

March 22, 2013

CUBA CENTRAL Newsblast: Cuba and Climate Change

There is a scientific consensus that climate change is real.  Not everyone agrees, but the people who don’t believe it are answering to an awfully scornful title: climate change deniers. Since assuming leadership in 2006, following the illness of his brother, President Raúl Castro initiated a gradual process to update… read more »

July 13, 2012

CUBA CENTRAL Newsblast: Hate in the Time of Cholera

Cuba, we’re told, is experiencing a nasty outbreak of cholera.  Under normal circumstances, the reaction here in the U.S. would be obvious and clear: empathy for those who are affected and offers of help to alleviate their suffering.  But since we are talking about Cuba, life is more complicated than… read more »

July 6, 2012

CUBA CENTRAL Newsblast:Tale of Two Itineraries: Raúl Castro in Asia; Mitt Romney heading to Europe and Israel

Call it a tale of two itineraries. This week, Cuba’s president Raúl Castro embarked on a tour of Asia that has brought him to China and soon to Vietnam.  The Miami Herald suspects something is afoot (a mystery stopover) because a trip that normally takes one day consumed two travel days… read more »

April 23, 2012

CNPC,PDVSA to start building joint refinery in late April

Reuters- State-run China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) and Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) will start building their mega joint refinery on China’s southern coast later this month, a move would pave the way for more Venezuelan oil to flow to the world’s second-largest oil user. CNPC, which operates key businesses… read more »

February 20, 2012

Cuban VP Marino Murillo meets with Chinese Vice Premier

RHC-The Vice President of the Council of Ministers of Cuba, Marino Murillo met with Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu, as part of his working visit to China. During the meeting in Beijing, the Chinese official expressed his government willingness to work with Cuba towards the strengthening of bilateral ties and… read more »

August 26, 2011

Chinese-built oil rig setting sail for Cuban waters

Jeff Franks, Reuters, Havana - A new, Chinese-built drilling rig was expected to depart Singapore on Friday or later this weekend on its way to Cuba where it will be used to usher in a new era in offshore oil exploration for the communist-led island. The Scarabeo 9, owned by Italian… read more »

August 26, 2011

Chinese-built oil rig setting sail for Cuban waters

Jeff Franks, Reuters, Havana – A new, Chinese-built drilling rig was expected to depart Singapore on Friday or later this weekend on its way to Cuba where it will be used to usher in a new era in offshore oil exploration for the communist-led island. The Scarabeo 9, owned by… read more »

March 8, 2011

Venezuela and China form joint food company

Mérida, Venezuelanalysis.com – As part of government initiatives to help increase food production and decrease prices, Venezuelan Minister for Agriculture and Land, Juan Loyo, and the president of the Chinese Heilongjiang Beidahuang State Farm Business Trade Group LTD, Quian Biamo, signed an agreement to form a joint venture food company… read more »