Infographics: A quick look at China-Cuba ties
Updated 10:07, 09-Nov-2018
At the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, Miguel Diaz-Canel, who was elected as president of the Council of State and chairman of the Council of Ministers in April by Cuba's National Assembly of People's Power, is paying a state visit to China from Tuesday to Thursday. 
Cuba is the first Latin American and Caribbean country to establish diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China in 1960.
In recent years, the frequent high-level exchanges between China and Cuba have continuously strengthened political mutual trust between the two countries.
Practical cooperation has also been expanding, especially in economic cooperation. China has become Cuba's second largest trading partner, and Cuba is currently China's first largest trading partner in the Caribbean area.
These years also witnessed steadily growth of investment cooperation between the two sides, with Chinese enterprises actively participating in cooperation with Cuba in such fields as new energy, bio-pharmaceutical manufacturing, information and communications, and infrastructure construction.
Cultural and people-to-people exchanges are also colorful and fruitful. China participated in this year's Havana international Book Fair as a guest of honor while Cuba held the photo exhibition on the Belt and Road in September.
Meanwhile, more students are studying in each other's countries and more Chinese tourists traveling in Cuba.