“The White House stated on June 12 that the existence of a Chinese spy base in Cuba is not a recent development and dates to the time when President Donald Trump was in office…

The remarks came after several media outlets reported that Beijing has been operating a spy base in Cuba since 2019.

Previously, both the White House and the Pentagon denied claims that China struck a “secret agreement” with Cuba recently to build a spy base, which was first reported by The Wall Street Journal.”