Chinese Foreign Ministry: What is 'independent' Lithuania doing in the U.S.?
Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian said on Thursday that China will inevitably take "resolute" action against Lithuania, as it has set a bad example by defying the one-China principle in dealing with China's Taiwan question.
"China will take resolute and necessary action against any provocations undermining Chinese sovereignty and territorial integrity," Zhao said at a regular press briefing in Beijing. He was responding to a request for a comment on Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis's visit to the U.S., during which he reportedly talked about Lithuania's plan to reduce supply chain dependence on China.
"If the Lithuanian government can really make independent decisions over its foreign diplomacy, I'd like to ask the Lithuanian foreign minister what he is doing right now in the U.S.," Zhao said.