Fidel Castro receives top China official
April 21, 2007 6:38am CST
Convalescing Cuban leader Fidel Castro met for one hour on Friday with Wu Guanzheng, a member of the Standing Committee of China`s Communist Party Politburo, Cuban television said. The meeting with the highest-ranking Chinese official to visit Cuba in more than a year was the latest sign that Castro, who relinquished power temporarily to his brother last July after emergency stomach surgery, was recovering steadily and resuming some government duties. Wu handed the 80-year-old revolutionary a letter from Chinese President Hu Jintao that expressed the "excellent ties" that have been developed between the two nations and their ruling Communist parties, state television said in its evening newscast.