US Ambassador in Cuba Philip W. Bonsal, accompanied by American Charge d'Affaires Braddock, went to?
US Ambassador in Cuba Philip W. Bonsal, accompanied by American Charge d'Affaires Braddock, went to Havana's External Affairs Ministry July 16 to present a note from the American Government protesting against Cuba's new nationalisation law and accusing her of "economic and political aggression against the USA".
Later, July 16, Communist China's Vice Minister of Foreign Trade Lu Chu Chiang, accompanied by 13 members of a Communist Chinese trade delegation, also visited the External Affairs Ministry. They were greeted by Acting Cuban External Affairs Minister Carlos Olivares. They arrived in Cuba July 15.
The American note claimed Cuba's nationalisation law, providing for the nationalisation of US property in Cuba, was contrary to accepted principles of international law, and the provisions for compensation to be made for nationalised American property were unacceptable. America's curtailing of orders for Cuban sugar had been enforced as a defensive measure because of the new phase in Cuban foreign policy.
The purpose of the Chinese delegation's visit was not known. Possible subjects for discussion were considered to be Chinese purchases of Cuban sugar and setting up of diplomatic relations between the two countries.