Snowden Leaves Hong Kong (Updated)

Hong Kong authorities confirmed on Sunday that NSA leaker Edward Snowden has left the city. According to a frequently updated report at South China Morning Post, the 29-year-old boarded a commercial flight bound for Moscow on...

‘Active’ Castro meets China envoy – CNN

From CNN: Photographs of Fidel Castro meeting with the head of a visiting Chinese Communist Party delegation were published Saturday in Cuba’s party newspaper in the latest sign the Cuban leader is becoming increasingly active more than eight months after undergoing emergency intestinal surgery. The Communist Party daily Granma reported that Wu Guanzheng, a member […]

China Seizes Opportunity at Cuba Summit – AP

From AP via the New York Times: China hopes to expand its growing economic and political clout at the Nonaligned Movement summit, influence that analysts say will come at the expense of the United States, which passed up a similar invitation to attend as an observer. Led by China’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Yang […]

People’s Daily: China, Cuba vow to expand cooperation, advance ties

From People’s Daily: Chinese and Cuban leaders vowed Monday to expand cooperation and advance ties between the two countries. Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, while meeting visiting Cuban leader Raul Castro Ruz, said that over recent years, China and Cuba had developed a profound, friendly relationship and had also continuously made new achievements in economic and […]

China’s Cuba investments indicate growing influence in region

China is exerting an increasingly strong influence over Cuba and other Latin American countries, according to this report in the Chicago Tribune (Via the Miami Herald): “Experts say the Chinese investments could undercut the Bush administration’s efforts to isolate Cuba and symbolize China’s growing influence throughout Latin America, a region long known as America’s back […]



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