CUBA INCREASES TIES WITH COMMUNIST CHINA

Created: 5/31/1960

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Cuba Increases Ties With Communist China

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Peiping opera company which Is louring Latinspend roost of June in Havana. Its visit will highlight awhich the Castro regime has been planning for severalCuban-Chinese cultural ties. The newlyFriendship Association, headed byCubans who have recently visited Peiping, will probablyprominent role, and the campaign mayo theestablishment of diplomatic relations between the two

The New China Newsreports extensively on Cuban affairs and is believed to contribute financially to the Chinese-language Communist newspaper in Cuba and to Castrols Prensa Latina newsonayuban student delegation had been welcomed to Peiping the previous day. At least one other studentaborumber of Castro officials, and Cuban Communist leaders have also visited Communist China in recent weeks. Thirty Cuban Communistare reliably reported to boix-month training course in China.

Peiping has demonstrated particular sympathy for Castros revolution, and Cuba seemsey target In plans for stepped-up Chinese Communist propaganda activities In Latin America. Peiping has probably been encouraged in its effort by recent signs of Increased Cuban willingness to establish diplomatic relations with bloc countries.'

May 60 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN

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