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Top Chinese Communist Official Meets Fidel Castro


Cuban officials say President Fidel Castro has met with a member of China's Communist Party, in another sign that the aging leader is recovering from last July's intestinal surgery.

Details of Friday's meeting between Mr. Castro and Wu Guanzheng are not available. The Reuters news agency says Wu also met with Cuba's acting president, Raul Castro.

Wu is leading a Chinese delegation that arrived in Havana Thursday. China is Cuba's second largest trade partner after Venezuela. Trade last year between the two communist countries was nearly $2 billion and was mostly financed by credit from Beijing.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.

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