torsdag 2. desember 2021

EU Lawmaker in Taiwan Takes Aim at Xi Jinping's Attack 'Clowns'

Lithuanian lawmaker pushed back against Chinese state media criticism this week after European delegates visiting Taiwan were likened to paid "political actors."

Lawmakers from the Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia met Taiwan's top leadership in Taipei on Monday as part of a week-long tour of the island. China's Foreign Ministry has led ongoing opposition to the visit, which it sees as elevating the status of Taiwan—a self-governing island claimed by the Chinese authorities. None of the Baltic states has official diplomatic relations with Taipei, while all three have formal relations with the People's Republic of China in Beijing. The democratic countries say they have connected through universal values and shared opposition to authoritarianism.