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Beijing threatens Lithuania with consequences if it opens a sales office in Taiwan

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Lithuania is under the threat of sanctions from China. The reason is connected with the fact that the official Vilnius announced its readiness "to establish economic and diplomatic ties with the Republic of China (Taiwan)."


In particular, the Lithuanian authorities announced preparations for the opening of their trade office this year. This statement was made by officials of the Lithuanian Ministry of Economy and Innovation.

From the report:

Our trade office will be a step towards supporting economic diplomacy in Southeast Asia.

The information of such a plan was commented on in Beijing. A spokesman for the PRC Foreign Ministry said that Beijing is categorically opposed to policies related to attempts to divide the Chinese people.

From the statement of the PRC Foreign Ministry:

We are against the creation by a foreign state of any official institutions in Taiwan, as this is aimed at dividing the Chinese people. The Chinese people are one. We call on the Lithuanian authorities to abide by the principle of one China.

Vilnius responded to this with a statement by the official representative of its Foreign Ministry. The placement of the sales office in Taiwan is "a purely economic initiative," the statement said. It is noted that Lithuania will "remain a reliable partner of China."

But Beijing is not satisfied with such formulations. They made it clear that in the event of opening a Lithuanian representative office in Taiwan, Vilnius can expect economic and political consequences, including in the form of sanctions. The Chinese authorities, having actually threatened Vilnius, reminded Lithuania that it itself constantly calls for "adhering to the norms of international law." According to Beijing, Taiwan, taking into account all international norms, is part of the PRC.
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  1. aybolyt678
    aybolyt678 5 March 2021 07: 43
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    What an interesting twist China has! offends little ones, gives a sign smile , I wonder what the world community will say? Taiwan itself will be for Borozza independence ??
    1. Lech from Android.
      Lech from Android. 5 March 2021 07: 50
      +3
      The world community, represented by the Anglo-Saxons, will, as always, put on the famous disc with a song from Washington about the threat of communist China to the entire free world. The double standard, you know ... they have it completely different.
      1. zloybond
        zloybond 5 March 2021 16: 55
        -3
        A slippery topic, here we are with Crimea, is also a parallel, like China and Taiwan.
        1. Kote Pan Kokhanka
          Kote Pan Kokhanka 9 March 2021 14: 28
          +1
          Quote: zloybond
          A slippery topic, here we are with Crimea, is also a parallel, like China and Taiwan.

          Who are "we? If you are a citizen of Ukraine, then perhaps there are some parallels.
          1. zloybond
            zloybond 9 March 2021 15: 02
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            if We are talking about the integrity of the territories and do not take into account the rejection for any reason, then the side that has lost the territory is fighting for problems with recognition there, among other things. Crimea came, but it left. We are fighting for recognition. Outskirts against. China has lost and does not recognize Taiwan's freedom. Russia recognizes Taiwan as an integral part of China and has no official interstate relations with the island. Recognize Taiwan - our life with China will become steeper. Just like China did not officially recognize Crimea as ours (in fact, yes - but not officially). Pakistan only recognized Bangladesh under pressure. And the essence of the joy of closing a diplomatic mission (or not opening it at all) in one country immediately brings us back to our sheep. But our situation is even sadder !!! Upon arrival in Crimea, our native operator immediately notifies you that you are in roaming. And the heroic Savings Bank patriotically keeps away from the Crimea, like it does not exist. And mother do not cry for such patriots in our dear Russia.
    2. Civil
      Civil 5 March 2021 07: 52
      +4
      Lithuania quickly gave a back, a new eastern communist hegemon, knows how to dictate its unyielding will.
    3. dmmyak40
      dmmyak40 5 March 2021 09: 09
      +2
      Dear friend, you first start an uncompromising struggle against your illiteracy and for the purity of your brain from the "Albany" invaders. And then it will be possible to talk for China too.
      Russian language. Collection of rules and exercises - Rosenthal D.E. - FREE OF CHARGE (https://fizikadlyvas.ru/russkij-yazyk-sbornik-pravil-i-uprazhnenij---rozental-de-ckachat-v-pdf)
    4. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 5 March 2021 09: 26
      +1
      Quote: aybolyt678
      What an interesting twist China has! offends little ones, gives a sign smile , I wonder what the world community will say? Taiwan itself will be for Borozza independence ??

      Nothing - silently "gobble up".
    5. Sergej1972
      Sergej1972 5 March 2021 11: 34
      +1
      So the Taiwanese authorities are not fighting for independence, but consider themselves the government of the whole of China.
    6. NF68
      NF68 5 March 2021 15: 40
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      Quote: aybolyt678
      What an interesting twist China has! offends little ones, gives a sign smile , I wonder what the world community will say? Taiwan itself will be for Borozza independence ??


      And what can the same world community say that caused a mess in Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya and Syria?
  2. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 5 March 2021 07: 46
    +7
    The Chinese will quickly cross out the Silk Road. They have lost Batka's oil exports, and now they will lose Chinese railway containers. And rightly so. The infection of exclusivity has struck the entire Western world We do what we want, and we will get nothing for it. Aha!
    1. Cowbra
      Cowbra 5 March 2021 07: 54
      +2
      Did they turn it on?)
    2. Flooding
      Flooding 5 March 2021 08: 01
      +5
      Quote: tralflot1832
      The Chinese will quickly cross out the Silk Road.

      they have been deleted long ago.
      Lithuania, at the urgent request of the hegemon, did everything possible to deteriorate relations with China.
      Here is what was written about it in September 2019.
      The latest diplomatic scandal was related to the action of solidarity with the protesters in Hong Kong, which took place in Vilnius on 23 August. During this action, Chinese diplomats with the flags of the PRC appeared on the Cathedral Square. After that, a scuffle broke out between them and the defenders of Hong Kong autonomy.


      Details at https://baltnews.lt/sanction/20190906/1019456655/Lithuania-poterynnii-shelkovii-put.html
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 5 March 2021 08: 17
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        And this is good. The West will help them. Soon they will have to repay the loans, and they will start screaming.
      2. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 5 March 2021 08: 17
        -1
        And this is good. The West will help them. Soon they will have to repay the loans, and they will start screaming.
  3. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 5 March 2021 07: 53
    +8
    Lithuania demonstrates political illiteracy and some kind of continuous economic suicide constantly ... this is what following the senseless trends of Westernism leads to ... Baltic politicians do not differ in literacy
    1. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 5 March 2021 08: 11
      +4
      Quote: silberwolf88
      Lithuania demonstrates political illiteracy and some kind of continuous economic suicide all the time ... this is what following the senseless trends of Westernism leads to ... Baltic politicians do not differ in literacy
      They believe that literacy is a relic of the past and it is quite enough to demonstrate your loyalty to the overlord with an air of dashing and silly, not really caring about the consequences.
    2. Akuzenka
      Akuzenka 5 March 2021 09: 15
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      Lithuania demonstrates political illiteracy and some kind of continuous economic suicide constantly ... this is what following the senseless trends of Westernism leads to ... Baltic politicians do not differ in literacy
      Colleague, on the contrary, they are very literate! Just not for their country, that's all. They competently howl to their masters and do whatever they ask. We are ready to ruin, even what should not be ruined - our country. They are ardent patriots of the SGA, but not Lithuania.
  4. Ka-52
    Ka-52 5 March 2021 07: 56
    +3
    Lithuania was going to follow the political stream of the Western owner, but here is such a bummer. The jet turned against the wind lol
  5. Ros 56
    Ros 56 5 March 2021 07: 56
    +9
    And why I don’t understand the labuses, apparently the striped kicks were given so that they would ruffle the Chinese nerves a little. What can these rogues have to offer Taiwan? Hilarious pancake. fellow laughing
    1. aszzz888
      aszzz888 5 March 2021 08: 24
      +4

      Ros 56 (Yuri)
      Today, 07: 56
      NEW
      +1
      And why is this to the Labus I don’t understand ...
      The owner loosened a little tenacity, and ordered to bark day andшbut! wink Soldering is fulfilled by the labus.
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 5 March 2021 09: 14
        +2
        Quote: aszzz888
        The owner loosened his tenacity a little, and ordered to bark day and night!

        In a pack of dogs, everyone should bark with one voice. The law of the pack.
        1. Brturin
          Brturin 5 March 2021 11: 57
          0
          Quote: tihonmarine
          In a pack of dogs, everyone should bark with one voice.

          It’s not just a vote ... There was recently an article about Estonian intelligence, which named Russia, China, the main threats ... The Chinese replied, as they did last year, “This is an extremely irresponsible act that is trying to damage the Sino-Estonian relations. China expresses strong dissatisfaction and protest, ”the PRC embassy commented on the report. https://iz.ru/1126779/2021-02-18/kitai-obvinil-razvedku-estonii-v-feikovykh-novostiakh-o-knr
          They are obedient in everything - they said the same Huawei cannot and ... Lithuania - "The reason why we abandoned Huawei was the geopolitical situation. We realized that now is the best time to do this, since Ericsson is a good strategic partner" The Estonians accepted the law that non-democratic countries that have power over companies in their jurisdiction should not be allowed to the 5G network, and decisions in the field of information technology should inspire confidence, including among NATO allies
    2. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 5 March 2021 09: 16
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      Quote: Ros 56
      What can these rogues have to offer Taiwan? Hilarious pancake.

      "Shakotis", "Zepellins" and charm with cheerges.
      1. Ros 56
        Ros 56 5 March 2021 12: 11
        +2
        Let them themselves chew their zeppellins, I had to go there and try, I can't stand them. Fried potatoes are better for me.
        1. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 5 March 2021 13: 01
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          Quote: Ros 56
          Let them themselves chew their zeppellins, I had to go there and try, I can't stand them.

          On dry, maybe they go badly, but with vodka "Dektine", so they will go with a bang (if they themselves sculpted).
          1. Ros 56
            Ros 56 5 March 2021 13: 22
            +2
            They drank Russian vodka, and Bulgarian cognac Slynchev Breg. And the cool Kiev cutlets were in the restaurant. And we swam in Nyaris, rode to the beach on a small boat from the bridge, if I am not mistaken in the name of Chernyakhovsky. It was a long time ago, and it's nice to remember THAT city of Vilnius, and what is there now, I have no idea.
            1. tihonmarine
              tihonmarine 5 March 2021 13: 28
              +1
              Quote: Ros 56
              It was a long time ago, and it's nice to remember THAT city of Vilnius, and what is there now, I have no idea.

              Yes, there were pleasant times during the Soviet era, I lived in Klaipeda for three years.
              Now, it's not bad either, at the everyday level of an ordinary person, little has changed, except for prices, of course. Although it is cheaper in Lithuania than in Latvia and Estonia.
              1. Ros 56
                Ros 56 5 March 2021 13: 34
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                I also visited Klaipeda, only we traveled from Zelenogradsk (Kaliningradsky) along the Curonian Spit, and then on the Nida ferry, even the photos were preserved. Why didn't people live?
                1. tihonmarine
                  tihonmarine 5 March 2021 13: 41
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                  Quote: Ros 56
                  I also visited Klaipeda, only we traveled from Zelenogradsk (Kaliningradsky) along the Curonian Spit, and then on the Nida ferry, even the photos were preserved. Why didn't people live?

                  Nida, Joudkrante, and then the ferry (there are two of them, one comes to the center, the second is behind the forest port). We used to live kindly, cheerfully, and we would live well now if external and internal forces did not interfere. Although the people, as they lived and live, and no one in your face will not shout "Moskal", and you will not shout tighter.
    3. silberwolf88
      silberwolf88 5 March 2021 10: 42
      +1
      for accuracy) ... Labuses are Latvians ...
      1. Sergej1972
        Sergej1972 5 March 2021 11: 37
        +2
        Moreover, it was originally the Lithuanians who called the Latvians labs.)
      2. Ros 56
        Ros 56 5 March 2021 12: 12
        0
        As there Sukhorukov said about Kirkorov in Brother - and what's the difference, here is the same option. laughing
      3. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 5 March 2021 13: 02
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        Quote: silberwolf88
        for accuracy) ... Labuses are Latvians ...

        Lbos denas, labas vakaras is in Lithuanian.
      4. Ros 56
        Ros 56 5 March 2021 13: 24
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        Who said that? My friend lived there, I went to see him.
  6. rocket757
    rocket757 5 March 2021 08: 05
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    China can go for the principle, because the Baltic states are real voyages ... to that region, nothing and nothing.
  7. kit88
    kit88 5 March 2021 08: 41
    +8
    Lithuania is in extreme perplexity. How is that? They seem to be in line with the decisions of the Washington regional committee, but here it is ...
    And so, not all cattle are carved.
    1. Azimuth
      Azimuth 5 March 2021 08: 53
      +2
      Well, what kind of reaction did Lithuania want? A Chel rolls up to your wife with incomprehensible intentions and believes
      what will not rake off ?! Or a complete goof or thinks that the husband is a loshara. Another wife can get a hat for the company. Well for prevention
    2. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 5 March 2021 09: 12
      -1
      Quote: kit88
      Lithuania is in extreme perplexity. How is that? They seem to be in line with the decisions of the Washington regional committee, but here it is ...

      and here it is ... "with a face and about a table!" It probably hurts?
  8. venik
    venik 5 March 2021 08: 50
    0
    "....made it clear that in case of opening a Lithuanian representative office in Taiwan, Vilnius can expect economic and political consequences, including in the form of sanctions... .... "
    ========
    Here you go! The Yankees unleashed a "sanctions policy" - they thought it was exclusively their prerogative .... But no! A bad example is contagious: other members of the world community also took up the banner of the "sanctions struggle". Now from time to time it gets to the US "dogs", and even to the "hegemon" himself !!! laughing
    And rightly so! Don't poke your nose into the "someone else's garden"! bully
  9. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 5 March 2021 09: 10
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    The Chinese authorities, having actually threatened Vilnius, reminded Lithuania that it itself constantly calls for "adherence to the norms of international law"

    Not only Lithuania needs to be reminded of this, but the whole of Europe, which has double standards - "We can, but you cannot." They probably forgot what Europe was from 1939 to 1945.
  10. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 5 March 2021 09: 45
    0
    I remember Trump offering them African savannahs and jungles.  laughing
  11. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 5 March 2021 09: 50
    0
    rock lobsters indigue - as long as the Chinese genocide us. laughing
  12. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 5 March 2021 10: 10
    +1
    Lithuania will "remain a reliable partner of China"
    We decided to add a spoonful of honey to a barrel of shit. It is necessary to manage to spoil relations with China, which is usually reserved. But knowing that Taiwan is a sore subject for the PRC, they defiantly decided to be noted. I wonder if you thought of it yourself or who advised it?
  13. iouris
    iouris 5 March 2021 10: 18
    0
    Linkevichus (pictured) is not the Indel Minister for a long time. He was replaced by the grandson of Landsbergis.
  14. TermNachTer
    TermNachTer 5 March 2021 10: 54
    +1
    Do the Baltic tigers itch?))) Lost the Belarusian transit, now they still want to make problems with China))) good luck, guys, in your hopeless enterprise)))
  15. Sergej1972
    Sergej1972 5 March 2021 11: 44
    0
    A bit off topic. Why doesn't Russia speak out in support of Paleckis, the grandson, who is being repressed by the Lithuanian authorities? This is the grandson of one of the founders of the Lithuanian USSR. The grandson of Justas Paleckis largely continued the work of his grandfather, advocates cooperation with Russia, positively evaluates the period of the existence of the Lithuanian SSR, but his son was one of those who, during perestroika, actively advocated the independence of Lithuania from the USSR.
    1. iouris
      iouris 5 March 2021 20: 43
      0
      Paleckis is a Soviet leader, and the Russian Federation is an anti-Soviet state.
  16. Brturin
    Brturin 5 March 2021 13: 28
    +1
    It is noted that Lithuania will "remain a reliable partner of China."

    Reliable partner - which prohibits the use of Huawei technologies in 5G networks, refuses the winning Chinese company to supply equipment to the airport - "Investments and purchases in strategic sectors must meet the criteria of transatlantic security," the report of the Lithuanian State Security Department called China authoritarian, etc. p ... The EU signs an investment agreement with China and at this time - "However, we want to make it clear that this agreement cannot and will not become a basis for Chinese companies to trade electricity from Ostrovets or look for such opportunities" Prime Minister of Lithuania Ingrida Simonyte https : //lt.sputniknews.ru/economy/20201231/14120730/Litva-ponadeyalas-chto-Kitay-ne-smozhet-prodavat-energiyu-s-BelAES-Evrope.html
    Now Taiwan ... it's not difficult to spoil relations, but to improve them ... loyalty to the states is one thing, but the EU will somehow have to ... The EU concludes an investment agreement with China and - "As a member of the European Union, we see great potential for cooperation between the EU and China in the implementation of the strategic agenda of the EU - China "- Minister of Transport of Lithuania Marius Skuodis