Myers Talks to NPR About China’s Engagement with Cuba

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On June 21, Asia and Latin America Program Director Margaret Myers joined NPR's All Things Considered to discuss US concerns about China's military and intelligence activities in Cuba.

Comments from Margaret Myers:

"Whether this facility develops in the way that it's been described is unclear. But certainly it would be indicative of a Chinese interest in growing its presence in this respect, very close to the United States, just as the US has been doing to some degree in the Pacific."

"Certainly, we need to keep an eye on things that are happening in the intelligence gathering space or the security space, but the question is largely an economic one. And, you know, economic engagement is critical certainly for the region but has political implications and implications as concerns US national security and US involvement in and influence in the region."

Listen to the full interview on NPR:

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