In a phone call with the US president-elect, Chinese President Xi Jinping reaffirmed the importance of relations with the United States.
President Obama announced a new round of changes that loosen restrictions imposed by the trade embargo, hoping to keep relations with Cuba open after he leaves office. But analysts say the normalization was already irreversible.
The president and much of the international community believes it undermines a fundamental precept of international law. But Congress looks ready to override Obama’s veto.