July 13th, 2010
Book of Thoughts of Fidel Castro Presented In China
The celebration of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Cuba and China, on Monday in Beijing, included the launching of a selecti0+n of thoughts of Fidel Castro, a work acknowledged as evidence of the common will to further strengthen these ties.
The Chinese-language book was presented at the Institute of Latin American Studies of the Academy of Social Sciences of China (CASS), with the presence of Communist Party officials, the Foreign Ministry, researchers and ambassadors from Latin American countries, among others, reports Prensa Latina.
By highlighting the contribution of "Fidel Castro Ruz. Selection of Thoughts" at the above commemoration and the development of bilateral ties, Li Shenming, vice president of CASS, said, "it has a very important theoretical and practical meaning" and considered the ideas of the leader of the Cuban Revolution as a valuable treasure for their nation and for humanity.
He noted that practice requires a thorough consideration of Marxist and socialist experiences of different countries in search for essential theoretical progress and called for it even more strongly in the context of the international financial crisis, insisting on the usefulness of this selection.
Dr. Song Xiaoping, who spoke on behalf of the translators of the work, by Professor Salomón Susi Sarfati, said he believed that through its great vitality, the ideology of the Cuban Revolution leader will be widely read.
For his part, the charge d'affaires at the Embassy of Cuba, Mario Alzugaray, said the text has a special significance both for its content and the historical moment of its publication, referring to the events associated with the start of diplomatic relations between the two countries, September 28, 1960.
He explained that the 293-page book offers the opportunity of finding, in a summary and ordered form, the main aspects and themes of the thoughts of Fidel Castro, recalling that his ideas remain absolutely valid.
As we know, the leader of the Cuban Revolution remains active, writing his Reflections and maintaining awareness of the problems facing humanity and life on planet Earth, he added.
The ceremony acknowledged the work of the institutions that made this collection of aphorisms possible in Chinese. In addition to these, appreciation was extended to the Center for the Study of World Socialism and the Documentation of Social Sciences Publishing House, among others.
La Habana, lunes 12 de julio de 2010. Año 14 / Número 194
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