The event brought together the community based in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and other Chinese cities via videoconference in order to review the work of the year and project the tasks for 2022.
The president of the Association, Javier Batista, highlighted the support of all the members for the organized activities, welcomed especially the donations of the emigrants to face the Covid-19 pandemic in Cuba and proposed to maintain the children’s workshops for bring new generations closer to their roots.
During the meeting, the attendees shared experiences and concerns about the lives of residents in different parts of China, but were also interested in the perspectives offered by the business and investment portfolio in Cuba.
In this regard, Ambassador Carlos Miguel Pereira called on them to contribute to the promotion in Chinese society of the image of Cuba, culture, values and traditions, but also the steps taken to update its economic model and seek growth despite permanent hostility from the United States.
“Today we are building a Cuba that, although it is one of continuity, in many aspects is a new Cuba (…) where we must learn from each other, pave paths (…) We are all necessary from each place, from each space,” he said.
He highlighted the discipline and active participation of the emigrants during this year, after updating them on the socio-political and economic events of the island, reiterating the willingness of the diplomatic corps to support them in personal efforts and closer communication.