Below is the official statement made by Chinese President Xi Jinping on the death of Fidel Castro. It is highly interesting as it could not offer greater praise to the Cuban leader. This indicates relations between Cuba and China and the character of the Communist Party of China itself. The message was formally addressed to Raul Castro, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba.
Fidel Castro – loss of the greatest contemporary revolutionary leader
Today we mourn the loss of Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz, who holds a special place in the hearts and minds of the people of Cuba, Latin America and all anti-imperialists and progressive people world-wide. His death on 25 November, at the age of 90, is a loss for the entire world.
“Whilst we celebrate the return of all of the Miami Five to Cuba, and the changes foreshadowed in President Obama’s speech are to be welcomed, we have to emphasise that the blockade has not ended.”
Free the Miami Five – Justice for them and their families
6pm-7.30pm Tuesday 18 September
US Embassy, Grosvenor Square, London (Bond St tube)
Thursday 1 December 2011, 6pm-7.15pm
Grosvenor Square, London
(Bond St tube)
with special guests from Cuba – the mothers of the Miami 5:
Mirta Rodriguez Perez
Irma Sehwerert Mileham
Magali Llort Ruiz