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Beijing, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) China has reiterated its opposition to the US unilateral measures that tighten the economic, financial and commercial blockade against Cuba, by emphasizing that it is an obstacle to the socioeconomic development and welfare of the Caribbean nation.
China’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang told Prensa Latina that the international community has demanded Washington for years to halt its hostile economic war as it damages the interests and life of the Cuban people and it is contrary to the UN Charter.

Lu urged Washington to correct this hostile stance and denounced the extraterritorial nature of its sanctions, which violates international law.

‘The United Nations has repeatedly demanded that the United States puts an end to this cruel and arbitrary policy. Mutual respect, equal treatment, peaceful coexistence and shared-profit cooperation are the best ways to develop ties among countries in the world,’ he said.

China calls on the United States to completely lift the blockade against Cuba, as it is a universal claim that will lead to regional stability and development, he stressed.

Lu reaffirmed China’s position on the White House announcement made on Wednesday to activate Title III of the Helms-Burton Act, described as a legal monstrosity.

This chapter allows for the filing of lawsuits against Cuban and foreign enterprises and institutions outside US jurisdiction.

Likewise, restrictions to the entry into the United States of directors, executives and their relatives from companies that invest legitimately in Cuba, in properties that were nationalized, will be hardened.

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton on Wednesday announced other new restrictions on travelling and sending remittances to Cuba.