Chinese president visits Cuba's Heroic City Xi visits old friend Castro China, Cuba sign cooperation agreements during Xi's visit Chinese president arrives in Cuba for state visit Xi urges stronger parliamentary exchanges between China, Venezuela

Venezuela

China, Venezuela issue joint declaration on upgrading partnership

China and Venezuela signed a total of 16 agreements covering such areas as energy and mining, finance, infrastructure construction, agriculture and hi-tech.

Cuba

Cuba lifts travel curbs

A new law in Cuba has removed a 50-year-old requirement for an exit visa and a letter of invitation to travel abroad, making it one of the most popular reforms enacted so far.

Opinion

Culture sets the beat for ties

To celebrate the first day of 2014, Ma Yan, a human resources consultant, chose to treat herself and her boyfriend to the rhythmic delights of a bossa nova concert in Beijing.

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