Caribbean News Now!

About Us Contact Us


Jump to your country or territory of interest

Advertise with us

Reach our daily visitors from around the Caribbean and throughout the world. Click here for rates and placements.


Submit news and opinion for publication


Click here to receive our daily regional news headlines by email.


Click here to browse our extensive archives going back to 2004

Also, for the convenience of our readers and the online community generally, we have reproduced the complete Caribbean Net News archives from 2004 to 2010 here.

Climate Change Watch

The Caribbean is especially vulnerable to rising sea levels brought about by global warming. Read the latest news and information here...

Follow Caribbean News Now on Twitter
Connect with Caribbean News Now on Linkedin

News from the Caribbean:

Back To Today's News

China and Cuba sign 29 bilateral cooperation accords
Published on July 24, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) with Cuban President Raul Castro

By Caribbean News Now contributor

HAVANA, Cuba -- Cuba and China signed 29 bilateral cooperation accords on Tuesday, during an official visit to the Caribbean island by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

The accords, aimed at further strengthening economic, commercial, cultural relations included a framework agreement for collaboration in cyberspace, the granting by China of a line of credit to build a multi-purpose terminal at the Santiago de Cuba harbour, an interest-free credit line and a donation.

Other documents signed focused on transfer of technology, the development of renewable energies, biotechnology, environment monitoring, and the setting up of a Cuba-China pilot farm.

The two sides also signed protocols to control the quality of tobacco and sugar being exported to China, the increase of participation in the oil sector and the setting up of a corporation to be named Bello Monte SA. Bilateral exchange in the education sector was also included in the accords.

During the two-day official visit, Xi held talks with Cuban President Raul Castro on the bilateral relations between the two nations.

Raul Castro and Xi stressed their willingness to keep developing bilateral links with an emphasis on the implementation of a bilateral economic agenda.

President Xi Jinping (L) meets with Fidel Castro
The Chinese head of state also met with former Cuban president Fidel Castro.

Xi and Fidel Castro addressed different issues of international interest, particularly the challenges and dangers facing humanity and the significance of the declaration recently adopted by the BRICS [Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa] countries at their summit in Brazil.

They also exchanged views on the large and increasing cooperation between China and Cuba. Fidel Castro explained to Xi about his theoretical and practical studies, which encompassed the possibility of increasing the production of high quality food and the large demand in the international market.
Reads: 5331

Click here to receive daily news headlines from Caribbean News Now!



No comments on this topic yet. Be the first one to submit a comment.


Send us your comments!  

Send us your comments on this article. All fields are required.

For your contribution to reach us, you must (a) provide a valid e-mail address and (b) click on the validation link that will be sent to the e-mail address you provide.  If the address is not valid or you don't click on the validation link, we will never see it!

Your Name:

Your Email:

(Validation required)

Enter Code

Please note that, if you are using an AT&T domain email address, e.g.,,, the verification email will likely not be delivered. This is outside of our control and the only remedy seems to be for readers to complain to AT&T

User comments posted on this website are the sole views and opinions of the comment author and are not representative of Caribbean News Now or its staff. Caribbean News Now accepts no liability and will not be held accountable for user comments.
Caribbean News Now reserves the right to remove, edit or censor any comments. Any content that is considered unsuitable, unlawful or offensive, includes personal details, advertises or promotes products, services or websites or repeats previous comments will not be approved.
Before posting, please refer to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Other Headlines:

Regional Sports: