Growing economic ties between Cuba and China2017-05-19T02:23:34+00:00

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Economic Ties Between Cuba and China

This is the Chinese embassy, located in Vedado, at Calle 13 No. 551, Entre C Y D. It is a huge building, beautifully decorated and surrounded by a rather imposing wall. Havana is filled with foreign embassies. Most of them are located in the suburb of Miramar, but some are located in Vedado.

The Chinese embassy is particularly important because China has been greatly increasing its investment in Cuba, which is directly leading to an improvement in the economy. China seems to recognize the significance and potential of the highly skilled and educated Cuban workforce, and want to make certain that they are clearly seen as an ally, ready to help in whatever way necessary.

Over the last years, due to the growing ties between China and Cuba, tourism from China to Havana has increased dramatically. You will surely notice this on your trip to Havana. The two countries also has programs in place for university education exchanges. Cubans can complete a portion of their studies in China, and vice versa.

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  1. Jeff December 22, 2014 at 3:31 pm - Reply

    Sadly no one brothers to mention that the Chinese embassy was the home of an American tobacco farming family until it was stolen by force in 1960 and eventually sold to the Chinese.

  2. Havana Cheap December 22, 2014 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    Well, this building you see looks much more like a massive colonial mansion. Imagine its massive size, if it was once used as a home, and now can actually be used to operate a Chinese embassy within.

    Perhaps this place was once an American owned mansion, as you say. I can only imagine how many poor, helpless Cuban tobacco farmers were abused and exploited in order to generate the money used to build this mansion. I 100% support its expropriation by the Cuban government.

  3. dean September 7, 2015 at 5:38 am - Reply

    Ridiculous statement. How do you know it was stolen by force?
    It is hard to support a tobacco business and feel sorry for them for all
    the harm it causes. Unless they only sold cigars which are not as harmful, but still
    does not serve any health benefits.
    Many of the rich left and were allowed to take the money they had.
    The building may have been sold before then. It could have been owned by
    a Cuban family.
    It is a fact that many rich cubans did support the Revolution and some did not
    mind the subdividing of the homes they had.
    Honestly, is your statement based on any fact or did you make that up.

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