Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (L) and Cuba’s former President Fidel Castro (R) meet in Havana, September 25, 2016.

HAVANA, Feb. 6th Thousands of Chinese living in Havana’s Barrio Chino will welcome closer relations between Cuba and China.
Chinese first settled in Cuba 170 years ago. And their influence is still strong.

Both countries are socialist and China is Cuba’s second largest trading partner.

Many Chinese Cubans have a strong affinity with their ancestralhome.

One of them is Roberto Vargas Lee, who runs a Wushu martial arts school in the Barrio Chino, one of the oldest and largest Chinatowns in Latin America.