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ASIAdocument.write(“” + m[today.getMonth()+1]+ ” “+ today.getDate()+”, ” + theYear + ” “);HOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperChina Daily Global PDFChina Daily Global E-paperOpinion / EditorialsEditorialsOp-EdColumnistsContributorsCartoonsSpecialsFrom the PressForum TrendsFrom the ReadersDebateEditors Pick:Syrian refugeescyberspaceV-Day paradeshrimp scandalTPPObama opens historic door(China Daily) Updated:2014-12-19 07:28Comments Print Mail Large Medium SmallUS businesses to reach CubaFor 23 consecutive years, the UN General Assembly has adopted resolutions calling for an end to the US economic, commercial and financial embargo on Cuba. While the deal announced today does not mention changes to the embargo, Barack Obama has reportedly expressed willingness to discuss lifting the sanctions.un.org, Dec 17Statistics show that Internet usage remains low in Cuba. Should the US lift its sanctions, smartphone and tablet companies, together with various software producers will rush into the market; telecommunications and Internet service providers will also come as well. Having been absent from the Information Age for 50 years, Cuba will be able to now catch up.cnbeta.com, Dec 18Investors, companies and many US states that have long looked to do business are hopeful about the changes. Many state lawmakers and congressional representatives have visited the island in recent years, notably those from the Midwest looking to strike commodity deals. Cuba last year said the consequences of the embargo had amounted to $1.1 trillion in losses for the island; estimates of the impact on the US are from $1.2 billion to $3.6 billion.nbcnews.com, Dec 18Normalizing relations with Cuba is the biggest diplomatic policy move taken by the US after establishing diplomatic relations with China in 1979; the former reminds us of the latter yet it is less disputable. The move shows the US is adopting practical diplomacy.Taiwan Central News Agency, Dec 18It is undoubtedly the right step. Indeed, it is long overdue. Now Congress should follow suit and scrap the counterproductive economic embargo, which, rather than bringing down the Castro regime, has made the US the outsider in an international community that has accepted Cuba. … Obama is doing the right thing in making history, rather than letting himself be held captive to it.Los Angeles Times, Dec 17Previous Page 12Next PagePrevious Page 12Next Page8.03KRelated StoriesNew dynamic for US, CubaObamas historic move to normalize ties with Cuba sparks controversyRaul Castro: Cuba, US have agreed to restore diplomatic tiesUS, Cuba restoring ties very important step: UN chiefMost Viewed Todays Top NewsMacaos 15 years of examplary progressAn example of passing on wrong valuesHigh-speed rail link expands beyond bordersObama opens historic doorJoining hands in tapping the potential of profound friendshipForum TrendsForgive, but never forget!10 bad behaviors of Chinese driversShould divorce be made more difficult?What to give: Cash or gift?7 reasons I came to ChinaAre traditional family values outdated?Should parents tell kids about their past?ColumnistsConsidering money as the end is the tragedySo just who is the real sissy, then?Featured ContributorsNo more ugly Chinese tourists, pleaseGrowth down, stock index upStar BloggersGod save native English speakers By eddieturksonI chose the title God save English native speakers simply because the phrase “native English speakers” has become synonymous with all Caucasians (whites).My life with a blog in 2014 By Judy_zhuIve been thinking about writing an article to summarize my life in the past year, 2014, and I saw the topic popping out yesterday. What a wonderful coincidence!Tired of shopping By lexaleeNews outlets were probably inspired by the Alibaba IPO earlier this fall, and the company would like nothing more than to inspire Americans to open their wallets as widely as Chinese do for November 11.SpecialTop 8 hot words of 2014Nanjing bookseller adds passion in the pagesThe new normal of Chinas economy…| About China Daily | Advertise on Site | Contact Us | Job Offer |Copyright 1995 -. All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.License for publishing multimedia online 0108263             Registration Number: 130349      

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