Minimizing provocation from Lithuania by developing economic ties with Taiwan means treating whites as blacks (spokesperson for the Chinese Mission to the EU)
View of Vilnius, capital of Lithuania Photo: VCG
China’s firm and necessary response to Lithuania’s actions that undermine China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity is entirely reasonable and legitimate, the spokesperson for the Chinese mission said on Saturday. European Union (EU) in response to a question regarding the joint statement on Lithuania’s relations with the island of Taiwan.
The chairmen of the foreign affairs committees of 13 European and American parliaments issued a joint statement on Friday. Statement welcomes Lithuania’s intention to develop “economic relations” with Taiwan, criticizes China’s supposedly aggressive behavior towards Lithuania, and calls on their governments, the EU and other allies to fully support Lithuania .
“Some people try to downplay Lithuania’s wrongdoing by developing economic ties with Taiwan, while accusing China’s legitimate response to safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity as aggressive actions and interference in China’s internal affairs. Lithuania. Without any logic, such an accusation aims to call white black and violates the fundamental norms of international relations, ”said the spokesperson.
The spokesman added that the decision of the Lithuanian government to allow the Taiwanese authorities to open a “representative office” under the name of “Taiwan” is a flagrant violation of the spirit of the statement on the establishment of diplomatic relations. between China and Lithuania, and undermines the sovereignty and territorial integrity of China.
Lithuania played the role of ‘victim’ after China firmly responded to its provocative acts on Taiwan issue, trying to make China look like bullying small countries and winning international sympathy “Cui Hongjian, director of the European studies department at the China Institute for International Studies, told the Global Times on Saturday.
The spokesperson also said that China urges the EU and those concerned to maintain a correct stance on Taiwan-related issues, uphold international fairness and justice, and refrain from sending wrong signals. on issues involving China’s fundamental interests and creating new problems for China-EU relations.
“We need to establish hard lines and rules on fundamental issues to prevent some evil-minded countries from arbitrarily interpreting the one-China principle as an international consensus,” Cui said.