China urges UK not to create new obstacles in relations

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China urges UK not to create new obstacles in relations

This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. During one meeting with Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia earlier in the week, the Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said they would jointly remain principled in the face of the systematic challenges posed by China. Beijing has said that Lithuania cheated on one China Policy by allowing Taiwan to set up office in Vilnius under the name Tahiti. The name should have been more acceptable to Beijing. It told Ms Truss on Thursday not to create new obstacles in the relations between the two countries. In a statement a spokesman for the Chinese Embassy in London said: We have observed the relevant reports and express our concern over the remarks by the UK side. China urges the UK to have a right understanding of the relevant issue, handle it properly and refrain from creating new obstacles for the development of the relationship between China and the UK. The embassy further urged Ms Truss to abide by One China stance proper and insisted that China's development does not pose any threat to any country. China s long-standing dispute with Taiwan, the democratically ruled island stems from claims that the country is part of China s sovereign territory. Chinese fighter jets and combat ships have conducted almost daily joint drills near Taiwan which it claims is vital to protect its authority. READ MORE: China's government will decide to escalate the 'Next Global Conflict' if Taiwan is lost.