Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel (centre) is seen during a protest in San Antonio de los Banos on Sunday. Photo: AFP Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel (centre) is seen during a protest in San Antonio de los Banos on Sunday. Photo: AFP
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel (centre) is seen during a protest in San Antonio de los Banos on Sunday. Photo: AFP

China calls on US to end economic blockade of Cuba after protests

  • Foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian blames embargo for shortages of medicine and energy in the communist-run island
  • Thousands took to the streets on Sunday in rare anti-government demonstrations amid economic crisis and surge in Covid-19 infections

Topic |   US-Cuba relations
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel (centre) is seen during a protest in San Antonio de los Banos on Sunday. Photo: AFP Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel (centre) is seen during a protest in San Antonio de los Banos on Sunday. Photo: AFP
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel (centre) is seen during a protest in San Antonio de los Banos on Sunday. Photo: AFP
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