torsdag 27. januar 2022

Taiwan Has Not Been Asked to Change Name of Lithuania Office

Taiwan has not received a request to change the name of its de facto embassy in Lithuania, its foreign ministry said on Wednesday, after Reuters reported that Lithuanian officials were discussing whether to ask Taiwan to modify the name. Separately, a senior U.S. administration official told Reuters that Washington had not pressured the European country to change course in any way, following a Financial Times report last week that said the United States had suggested the name change.

Taiwan, the self-ruled island that China views as part of its territory, opened the office last year called the Taiwanese Representative Office in Lithuania, rather than using the word Taipei as is more common. Beijing, angered by the move, has downgraded its diplomatic relationship with Lithuania and pressed multinationals to sever ties with the country or face exclusion from its market.