Chinese roll a Cuban

big_cuban_cigarThoughts that US companies might make a killing if it relaxed trade sanctions against Cuba received a bit of a wakeup call this week as the Chinese outfit Huawei looked set to scoop up some lucrative contracts.

Cuban finance minister Lina Pedraza said that Cuba is in advanced talks with Huawei to do more business on the Communist island.

According to Reuters, many companies are in negotiations with Cuba but it appears that Huawei has got its foot in the door.

Pedraza confirmed that Huawei is advanced in negotiations with a Cuban company. He said that the Cuban telecoms sector would be open to all foreign companies but also noted that the country wanted to avoid the “negative parts of the internet”. Good luck with that – no-one has ever managed to stop Lol cats.