China condemns Lithuanian official's visit to Taiwan

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China condemns Lithuanian official's visit to Taiwan

Foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin denounced a Lithuanian official's visit to China's Taiwan region, warning that China will take resolute countermeasures.

According to the media reports, Lithuanian Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications Agne Vaiciukeviciute arrived in Taiwan with a delegation on August 7 for a five-day visit.

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China strongly condemns Lithuanian anti-China forces for their deliberate violation of China's sovereignty and gross interference in China's internal affairs, Wang told a daily news briefing.

The one-China principle is one of the basic norms of international relations and is the basis for China's bilateral relations with other countries, including Lithuania.

The communique on the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Lithuania states clearly that the government of the Republic of Lithuania recognizes the government of the People's Republic of China as the sole legal government of China and Taiwan as an inalienable part of the Chinese territory, and that the government of the Republic of Lithuania undertakes the obligation not to establish official relations or engage in official contacts with Taiwan.

The Lithuanian side repeatedly breaks its promises, which is a blatant breach of faith, said Wang, adding that China will firmly retaliate against the vicious provocation of the Lithuanian side, as it harms the one-China principle and undermines China's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

We urge the relevant people on the Lithuanian side not to continue serving as pawns of Taiwan independence'' and anti-China forces, still less head further down the wrong path, Wang said.