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President Fidel Castro and Army General Raul Castro Met with High-ranking Chinese Officer
Agencia de Información Nacional ^ | Abril 24, 2004

Posted on 04/24/2004 7:20:44 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

Commander-in-Chief Fidel Castro met with Colonel General Xu Caihou, Head of the General Political Department of China’s People’s Liberation Army.

During the meeting both Fidel and Xu agreed that the visit by the Chinese delegation to the island strengthens bilateral relations between both nations, governments and armed forces.

Xu Caihou also met with Cuban Armed Forces Minister, Army General Raul Castro and gave him a friendly message of greetings from Chinese top authorities.

In his meeting with Raul Castro, the Chinese visitor stressed the experience of the Cuba armed institution and the population in their preparation for defense and their building of the socialist society.

Shortly before returning to China, Xu Caihou, who is also member of China’s Central Military Commission, expressed his impression on the vast culture and knowledge of President Fidel Castro about the world situation.

He also highlighted Fidel Castro’s knowledge of Chinese history and the strategic vision of both Cuban leaders of the current world circumstances.

The farewell to the Chinese delegation was attended by Corps Army General Sixto Batista, Executive Secretary of the Communist Party National Security and Defense Commission and Division General Jose Carrillo, Head of the Armed Forces Political Department.


TOPICS: Cuba; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: batista; carrillo; castro; china; chinese; communistparty; fidelcastro; josecarrillo; pla; raulcastro; sixtobatista; xucaihou

1 posted on 04/24/2004 7:20:44 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Where's a SARS epidemic when you need one?
2 posted on 04/24/2004 7:29:36 PM PDT by hauerf
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To: hauerf
Alright, alright start filming the damn island again for silos geesh ...
3 posted on 04/24/2004 7:37:03 PM PDT by Flavius ("... we should reconnoitre assiduosly... " Vegetius)
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To: Tailgunner Joe; Cincinatus' Wife
So... where are the Chinese headed to next? Venezuela?
4 posted on 04/24/2004 7:37:40 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: tallhappy; TigerLikesRooster
fyi
5 posted on 04/24/2004 7:39:12 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
From the Chinese news site "People's Daily"

Xu Caihou

Xu Caihou, male, 59, Han nationality, a native of Wafangdian, Liaoning Province, was born in June 1943. He joined the Communist Party of China (CPC) in April 1971 and the army in August 1963, graduated from the Electronics Engineering Department of Harbin Institute of Military Engineering; with a university education, he holds the military rank as General.

He is now member of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee, member of the Central Military Commission, executive deputy director of the General Political Department of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) and concurrently secretary of the Discipline Inspection Committee of the Central Military Commission and deputy Party secretary of the PLA General Political Department.

1963-1968 Student of the Electronics Engineering Department of the Harbin Institute of Military Engineering

1968-1970 Sent to the farm of the 39th Army to do manual labor

1970-1971 Sent as a soldier to the 6th Company, the Second Battalion of the Third Regiment of the Independent Division of the Jilin Provincial Military Area Command

1971-1972 Deputy Political Instructor of the Second Company of the First Battalion of the Third Artillery Regiment of the Third Division of the Garrison of the Shenyang Military Area Command

1972-1982 Secretary and deputy chief of the Personnel Division of the Political Department of the Jilin Military Area Command (studied as a trainee at the PLA Institute of Political Sciences from October 1980 to August 1982)

1982-1983 Chief of the Personnel Division of the Political Department of the Jilin Provincial Military Area Command and concurrently chief of the office for retirees

1983-1984 Deputy director of the Political Department of the Jilin Provincial Military Area Command

1984-1985 Director of the Mass Work Section of the Political Department of the Shenyang Military Area Command

1985-1990 Director of the Political Department of the 16th Group Army of the Ground Force

1990-1992 Political Commissar of the 16th Group Army of the Ground Force

1992-1993 Assistant to the director of the PLA General Political Department

1993-1993 Assistant to the director of the PLA General Political Department and concurrently director of the Liberation Army Daily

1993-1994 Deputy director of the PLA General Political Department and concurrently director of the Liberation Army Daily

1994-1996 Deputy Director of the PLA General Political Department

1996-1999 Political Commissar of the Jinan Military Area Command

1999-2000 Member of the Central Military Commission and executive deputy director of the PLA General Political Department

2000-2002 Member of the Central Military Commission and executive deputy director of the PLA General Political Department and concurrently secretary of the Discipline Inspection Committee of the Central Military Commission and deputy secretary of the Party Committee of the PLA General Political Department

2002- Member of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee, member of the Central Military Commission, executive deputy director of the PLA General Political Department and concurrently secretary of the Discipline Inspection Committee of the Central Military Commission and deputy secretary of the Party Committee of the PLA General Political Department

He served as a member of the 15th CPC Central Committee and is now a member of the 16th CPC Central Committee and member of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee.

6 posted on 04/24/2004 7:43:30 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
This Chinese guy was just recently in Mexico.
7 posted on 04/24/2004 7:58:51 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa
Xu Caihou was just reconfirming the arrangement on the drug smuggling proceeds with Comrade Castro, the Mexican/Columbian cartel and the Chinese Triads.
8 posted on 04/24/2004 8:21:19 PM PDT by RicocheT
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To: Flavius
Yeah, great book, "Topaz" - it's the story of how we used human intel to confirm the Cuban missle crisis. They also made it into a movie. The book was better. This story was a prelude to the actual "crisis" wherein Kennedy initiated the blockade and went to the UN and showed the world the pictures of the missle silos.
9 posted on 04/24/2004 8:23:36 PM PDT by CyberAnt (The 2004 Election is for the SOUL of AMERICA)
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To: CyberAnt
Actually, I ment our satellites should start filming cuba...

10 posted on 04/24/2004 8:47:57 PM PDT by Flavius ("... we should reconnoitre assiduosly... " Vegetius)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
I guess the Castro family wants to go out with a bang...and not one of the Klintoon variety.
11 posted on 04/24/2004 9:02:03 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (To increase the power of the State over the individual is a crime against Humanity.)
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To: Flavius
I would suspect we are already doing that.
12 posted on 04/24/2004 9:55:48 PM PDT by CyberAnt (The 2004 Election is for the SOUL of AMERICA)
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To: piasa
Carter Tells Venezuela's Chavez Recall Delay Hurts Credibility ***``The verification process has taken four months instead of the one month envisioned,'' Carter wrote in a letter released by Venezuela's Information and Communications Ministry. ``The credibility of the process is hurt with these long delays and the uncertainty about the future.'' ***

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Chavez stalling? Shocking and so unexpected.

13 posted on 04/25/2004 12:51:19 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: piasa
So... where are the Chinese headed to next? Venezuela?

No - I believe they are well settled in South America and Mexico. They already have facilities at both ends of the Panama Canal, Port of Los Angeles, Long Beach, CA and also on the East Coast.

There are a lot more but there isn't enough time to list them all. Watch out for COSCO - China Ocean Shipping Co which is half owned by the Chinese military.

14 posted on 04/25/2004 1:12:01 AM PDT by AnimalLover
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
So recently we saw North Korea's leader meeting with the Chineese last week..(Was it)

And now we see the Chinese meeting again with Castro.

They were were also in Mexico.

"something wicked this way comes.."
15 posted on 04/25/2004 6:52:24 AM PDT by FreeManWhoCan ((I am really Alvin on the internet Making new ideas reality..))
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