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China recalls ambassador from Lithuania

Relations between Lithuania and China continue to deteriorate. Beijing has now recalled its ambassador Shen Zhifei from the Baltic state. Also, according to a report by South China Morning Post, China asked the government in Vilnius on Tuesday to withdraw its ambassador Diana Mickeviciene from Beijing as well. The reason: Lithuania allowed Taiwan to open an official trade office in July, which also bears the name “Taiwan” in its title (as reported by China.Table). Conversely, Lithuania wants to open a trade representative office on the island of Taiwan.

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