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President of Cuban Parliament meets with local authorities in Shanghai
The President of the Cuban Parliament, Ricardo Alarcón de Quesada, met on Wednesday with local authorities in the Chinese city of Shanghai during the third day of an official visit to the Asian nation.

Alarcon met with Shanghai's top official, the secretary of the Municipal Committee of China's Communist Party (CCP), Xi Jinping, who briefed the Cuban delegation on the
economic growth of this important city where more than 17 million people live.

Jinping, who is also a member of the CCP's Central Committee, gave Alarcón details of the city's preparations for the Universal Exhibition in 2010.

The Cuban delegation also visited the downtown district of Putong, where the most modern buildings of Shanghai can be found, and the television tower, also known as the Pearl of the East, which is the third tallest in the world with a height of 468 meters.

China is the first stop of an Asian tour that will also take Alarcón and his accompanying delegation to Vietnam and Laos.

Source: Radio Habana Cuba

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