Taiwan, China downgrades diplomatic relations with Lithuania

BEIJING, NOV 21 – China has officially downgraded diplomatic relations with Lithuania to the rank of “business assignments”, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said today, in protest after Taiwan de facto established an embassy in Vilnius. “The Chinese government had to lower diplomatic relations between the two countries to safeguard its sovereignty and the basic standards of international relations,” the ministry said in a statement. (HANDLE).

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