Posts tagged as Taiwan

Taiwan’s DPP authority to send trade delegation to Lithuania, Czech, Slovakia

Thursday, September 16, 2021

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authorities on the island of Taiwan is scheduled to send a 65-person economic and trade delegation to Lithuania, Czech and Slovakia in October to “show ties between democratic friends,” an obvious provocation and an attempt to “fan the flames” amid the current spat between Chinese mainland and Lithuania. The Taiwan delegation will leave on October 20 and the visit is aimed at “thanking those countries…

Pulling the dragon’s tail: Lithuania defies China

By Zintis Znotiņš on Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Lithuania has unexpectedly become one of the loudest critics of China on the international stage. Why is this so and will Lithuania be forced to pay for pulling the eastern dragon by the tail? The opening of a Taiwan representative office in Lithuania – with “Taiwan” being used in the name instead of “Taipei” – is the latest and loudest move by Lithuania that has angered China, but it is…

China resents Taiwan’s new representative office in Lithuania

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Following the news that Taiwan will soon be opening a representative office in Lithuania, an agitated Chinese government has called on the Baltic country to return to the “one-China” principle. On Tuesday (July 20), Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that it is opening a representative office in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius. The new diplomatic mission, expected to open later this summer, has been dubbed the Taiwanese Representative Office in Lithuania.…

Taiwan to open representative office in Lithuania

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Taiwan is opening a representative office in Lithuania to expand its relations with the Baltic state and other Central European countries, Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) announced Tuesday in a virtual press conference. The office, to be named “The Taiwanese Representative Office in Lithuania,” will be located in Vilnius, Lithuania’s capital, Wu said, but he did not disclose when the new mission is expected to open. It will be…

Lithuania to set up offices in Taiwan, other Asian countries

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Lithuania on Thursday (July 1) announced plans to establish representative offices in Taiwan and several other Asian countries, with a view to increasing its export markets. Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Gabrielius Landsbergis stressed the importance of promoting democracy and freedom elsewhere while boosting the Baltic nation’s exports. He made the remarks at a virtual meeting participated in by 62 Lithuanian officials posted in foreign missions as well as international organizations, wrote CNA.…

Lithuania donates 20,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Taiwan amid strained ties with China

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Lithuania has donated 20,000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine to Taiwan on Tuesday. This comes as ties between China and Lithuania have deteriorated. In March, Lithuania irked China by announcing that it will establish a representative trade office in Taiwan. Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis announced via Twitter on Tuesday afternoon that the Lithuanian government approved in the morning a donation of 20,000 vaccine doses to Taiwan. “I am proud…

Lithuania amending laws to pave way for Taiwan trade office

Thursday, March 25, 2021

The Lithuanian government has proposed an amendment to its Law on Civil Service to pave the way for opening a trade office in Taiwan, according to a report by the Baltic News Service (BNS), a news agency based in Tallinn, Estonia. The proposal was put forward by the Lithuanian government to its parliament on Tuesday to allow the establishment of trade missions in countries with which it has no diplomatic…

Lithuania establishes organization to promote Taiwan ties

Monday, March 22, 2021

Lithuania on March 16 established the Lithuania-Taiwan Forum to promote relations with Taiwan, the Baltic News Service (BNS) reported. Lithuania held a general election last October. The new government declared that it would support Taiwan, which it said is “fighting for freedom,” and announced its goal of establishing a representative office in the nation. According to BNS, representatives of Lithuania’s political and cultural circles established the Lithuania-Taiwan Forum Tuesday and…

China urges Lithuania to adhere to one-China principle

Monday, March 8, 2021

China firmly opposes the mutual establishment of official agencies and official exchanges in all forms between the Taiwan region and countries having diplomatic relations with China including Lithuania, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said on Thursday in response to Lithuania’s plan to open a trade representation office in the island of Taiwan. There is only one China in the world, and the government of the People’s Republic of China…

Lithuania mulling expanded links with Taiwan

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Lithuania is considering leaving the Beijing-initiated “17+1 forum” and building its links with Taiwan, according to a news report in the Baltic country. Lithuanian Radio and Television (LRT) on Tuesday cited the country’s Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis as saying that the 17+1 platform between Beijing and Eastern Europe had brought Lithuania “almost no benefits.” “I am not saying that we are leaving and it’s the end, but we should really…