Xu Yicong, an expert of the International Research Foundation of China, emphasized the readiness of the Havana authorities and the Communist Party to maintain peace and control the internal situation.
‘There are many factors in the Cuban incident, and the US motivation is more obvious and concentrated. The Cuban government is well aware, and has the capacity, confidence and experience to confront and solve it,’ he indicated in an op-ed. article.
He highlighted, as an example, President Miguel Diaz-Canel’s going out to the streets to talk to the masses and call to defend the Revolution.
He recalled how since 1959 Washington seeks to ‘kill Cuba’ through means such as a ‘color revolution’ to subvert and change the constitutional order of that country.
‘In addition to wildly and stubbornly insist on the blockade, tens of millions of dollars are spent every year to trap, nurture and finance opposition forces in Cuba (…) The US multi-pronged approach will inevitably produce a certain negative reaction among the people,’ he noted.
Xu also deplored the tightening of the US blockade amid the Covid-19 pandemic, as it threatens the health and lives of the people, provokes fear, anxiety and thus inevitably engenders some kind of dissatisfaction towards the State.
The researcher was ambassador to Cuba and several Latin American and Caribbean nations.
On Monday, China’s Foreign Ministry renewed its call to the White House to immediately and completely end the US economic, financial and commercial blockade against Cuba, to which it reiterated its steadfast support.
In addition, Hua Chunying, director general of the Foreign Ministry’s Department of Information, denounced on its Twitter account that such policy has caused economic losses of over 144 billion dollars to Cuba in the last 60 years.
The official demanded respect for the human rights of Cubans and criticized the permanence of the blockade even though the international community has rejected it consecutively and with a majority at the United Nations General Assembly since 1992.