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China withdraws ambassador from Lithuania

China withdraws ambassador from Lithuania

Beijing, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) China announced today the withdrawal of its ambassador from Lithuania in rejection to that country's decision to host a representative office from Taiwan, a territory considered an unalienable part of China.
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According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Vilnius’ authorities with their position violated the statement on the establishment of diplomatic ties with Beijing, undermined sovereignty and also attacked the territorial integrity of the eastern state.

It indicated that China opposes this move and asked the government of the European nation to stop the functions of its ambassador in China.

The Foreign Ministry also emphasized the existence and wide recognition in the world of one-China principle, as well as the determination to reunify the entire country.

‘The red line on the safeguard of national sovereignty and territorial integrity must not be crossed. We demand that Lithuania immediately rectify its wrong decision, take concrete measures to undo the damage and not continue advancing on the wrong path’, the Office said.

The Ministry also warned Taiwan that independence aspirations have come to an impasse and any attempt to do so is doomed.

Last July the island revealed an agreement with Lithuania to open a foreign office and Beijing considered the event a provocation.

In addition, the European nation abandoned a cooperation mechanism with China and its Parliament approved a motion of censure for the alleged mistreatment of the Uyghur population of Xinjiang.

The international community adopted with 170 votes a resolution in 1971 that considers the People’s Republic of China the only legitimate representative to the United Nations and recognizes Taiwan as an unalienable part of the Asian nation.


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