3. INCREASED CUBAN INTEREST IN COMMUNIST CHINA

Created: 1/13/1960

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Cuban Id teres t In Communist China: The Cuban revolutionary Roverhment. particularlyt Defense Minister Raul Castro, has shown marked interest in Communist China. Laudatory descriptions by several recent Cuban visitors of Peiping's progress have had wide publicity in Cuba. One of these travelers is reported to have said he brought Raulerbal message from the Chinese Communist foreign minister thatndustrial and agricultural technicianspromised would arrive in Cuba during January. Anof Chinese Communist products is also reportedly scheduled in Havana this month.

Although Communist China has not increased itsof Cuban sugar over former years, itargain price--below the already low world-market price--frora the Castro governmentecent sale0 tons. Poland alsoargain on an equal quantity. With an abnormally large carry-over from its9 crop and0 harvest no* under way, the Cuban Government--which traditionally controls sugar production and sales--may use such bargain transactions to further its determined policy of expanding its trade relations with all countries other than

The Castro government may decide that recognitionCh.lna is consistent witheutra list

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