Air China will launch a direct flight from Beijing to Havana, Cuba, on Dec. 27, linking China with the Caribbean for the first time. A Boeing 777-300ER airplane will leave Beijing three times a week, with a stop in Montreal. Previously, flights would go via Spain, Germany, France or Mexico…Full Article: Xinhua Finance Nov 2015

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  • Chinese citizens can enter Jamaica, the Bahamas, Grenada, and the Turks and Caicos Islands visa-free.

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  • In September 2015, China’s YTO Group donated more than 580 tractors to Cuba. The tractor agreement was signed between China’s YTO Group and Cuba’s TecnoImport. The most powerful tractors (160 horsepower) will be used to harvest sugar, while less powerful tractors (65 to 90 horsepower) will be used to aid farmers and field laborers.
  • In July 2014, President Xi Jinping paid his first-ever state visit to Cuba and 29 cooperation agreements were subsequently signed. Regarding agricultural cooperation, China and Cuba agreed to build a pilot agricultural park in Cuba (Chinese to provide training). In addition, both sides agreed to research and develop the Moringa tree, a tree with high nutritional content that is grown in both Cuba and southwestern China.

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