China downgrades diplomatic ties with Lithuania over Taiwan | EURACTIV.com


China downgraded its diplomatic ties with Lithuania on Sunday (21 November), expressing strong dissatisfaction with the Baltic State after Taiwan opened a de facto embassy there, escalating a row that has sucked in Washington.

China views self-ruled and democratically governed Taiwan as its territory with no right to the trappings of a state and has stepped up pressure on countries to downgrade or sever their relations with the island, even non-official ones.

Source: China downgrades diplomatic ties with Lithuania over Taiwan – EURACTIV.com

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