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      International Journal of Cuban Studies
      Pluto Journals


            Diplomatic relations were established between Cuba and the People's Republic of China in 1960, the 50th anniversary of which was celebrated in 2010. Their relationship entered a new phase after 2000, characterised by more intense political relations, strengthening trade and investment ties and new initiatives in the fields of defence, education, health and culture. This can be evaluated as a result of the wider Chinese presence in Latin America and of a new quality of relations between Cuba and Latin America. Sino-Cuban relations form a crucial axis in Cuban foreign relations, and the Chinese connection is worth taking into consideration when analysing the island's prospects for political, economic and social reforms. From this perspective, China has a double role: first as a model or at least a promise to be followed, second as a political and economic ally supporting Cuban development from outside.


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            International Journal of Cuban Studies
            Pluto Journals
            1 October 2012
            1 December 2012
            : 4
            : 3/4
            : 291-306

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