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Castro meets Chinese Premier Wen

Friday, July 06, 2012 - 00:49

July 6 - Cuban President Raul Castro meets with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao in Beijing. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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(ROUGH CUT ONLY - NO REPORTER NARRATION) Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao met Cuban President Raul Castro on Friday (July 6). 81-year old Castro, who is in China on a four-day visit to seek economic partnership, arrived in the Chinese capital on Wednesday (July 4). Castro is visiting China for the first time since taking power from his brother, Fidel Castro, in 2008. He is expected to meet leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping later on Friday for bilateral talks. The Chinese Foreign Ministry has said that the two sides will sign a series of cooperation deals in trade and development. China is the Cuba's second largest trading partner after Venezuela.

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Castro meets Chinese Premier Wen

Friday, July 06, 2012 - 00:49