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Beijing rejects Lithuania’s Taiwan plans

China has reacted cautiously to Lithuania’s announcement that it wants to leave the 17+1 format. The news has been noted, Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said at a press conference yesterday. Wang took a clear stance against the plan mentioned by Lithuania’s government to open a business mission in Taiwan: “We are firmly against the mutual establishment of official missions and official exchanges in all forms between the Taiwan region and countries with diplomatic relations with China, including Lithuania.”

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