Goliath Strikes Back – Furious China Threatens Heroic Little Lithuania for Opening ‘Taiwan’ Office

Xi Jinping gives remarks to Vladimir Putin in Russia/ Kremlin.ru via (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/deed.en) Wikimedia Commons

As noted earlier by ADN, the small Baltic nation of Lithuania has infuriated China by allowing Taiwan to open a diplomatic post under the name ‘Taiwan,’ instead of the customary Chinese Communist Party (CCP)-kowtowing term, ‘Taipei.’ China has interpreted the move as a diplomatic insult that challenges the CCP’s ‘One-China’ principle.

In turn, the aspiring superpower of 1.4 billion people has unleashed its fury on the tiny European country and NATO member, reports the NZHerald.

The Beijing-backed newspaper and state mouthpiece, the Global Times on Tuesday called the country of 2.8 million people “crazy” and “evil” for allowing Taiwanese authorities to open a “representative office” under the name of “Taiwan” instead of “Taipei”.

In a scathing and threatening piece, the Global Times warned Lithuania would “pay the price for its evil deed of breaking international rules” and described it as a “tiny country full of geopolitical fears.”

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said: “The Chinese people will never allow the act of flagrantly engaging in official interactions with the Taiwan authorities and even endorsing those seeking ‘Taiwan independence’ while paying lip service to the one-China principle.”

NZHerald noted that Lithuania’s foreign ministry expressed regret over Beijing’s decision. “While respecting the principle of one China, [Lithuania] is determined to develop mutually beneficial relations with Taiwan,” the ministry said in a statement.

The European Union also echoed the “regret” at Beijing’s response, which marked the first time China has recalled an envoy from a member of the bloc over a Taiwanese office.

As reported by ADN, some Lithuanian responses to the CCP bullying were more defiant. Opposition Social Democratic Party MP Dovile Sakaliene, a vocal China critic who was sanctioned by Beijing in March said:

We don’t respond well to threats. We survived a Communist regime for over half a century and we are not responding to threats from the Russian authoritarian regime. We are a Western, independent country, and we are not going to allow China or Belarus or Russia to somehow dictate that. ADN

Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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THOMAS
THOMAS
1 month ago

TO China I say ” FUH-Q” !

unclejim
unclejim
1 month ago

Good Evening I’d like to know when we are going Stop ✋china from throwing there weight around will the biden administration isn’t going to say anything seeing there in china’s pocket i apologise for saying this but nothing good is going to become of this china looking to start so kind of conflict they want to rule over taiwan sit back and watch biden will let this happen

agiletz
agiletz
1 month ago
Reply to  unclejim

actually ccp wants desperately to rule the world and they are well on their way………………..

Ruckweiler
Ruckweiler
1 month ago

Forget the “People” in Red China. It’s the Communist government which is agitated. Are they gonna nuke Lithuania?

agiletz
agiletz
1 month ago
Reply to  Ruckweiler

That would be the start and end of WWIII!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Roland
1 month ago
Reply to  Ruckweiler

You’re flawed the government represents the people they are the only ones that can change that, Unless you can defeat them in war.

Murphmeister
Murphmeister
1 month ago

After COVID, had I been president, the first thing I would have done in a series of sanctions and punishments for the ChiComs intentional release of COVID on the nations of the world would have been to recognize Taiwan as a free, independent and sovereign nation. It would have been an in-your-hope you lose-face.

Al skola
Al skola
1 month ago
Reply to  Murphmeister

Yes, and President Trump sold Taiwan a bunch of F35 jets which infuriated Chicoms bc they have no answer to those beauties ( yet ) and he pressured UN commies to include Taiwan ( or else, which in their case means $$$$ ) and he would finish his work but we know what happened in 11/2020 )

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
1 month ago

With luck, Xi Jinping will leave the Lithuanians with the same blood they brought to the front. And everyone will go home admitting that whatever issues they thought they had, they weren’t worth the fight. Regardless of the outcome, this confrontation can produce no winner.

Jawad
Jawad
1 month ago

God protect the Lithuanians, a fine little nation with brave people. And to HELL with Chairman Xi and his Chink-a-zoid goons!

john vieira
1 month ago

Maybe they should use Formosa eh!!! Really wonder if China built the wall…or their neighbours???

Pauline
Pauline
1 month ago

Apparently China feels threatened by the tiny island of Taiwan. The only reason China wants it is to have control of the technology that Taiwan has created.

Omega 2
Omega 2
1 month ago

TIME FOR ALL COUNTRIES TO INFORM THIS CHINK CCP LEADER TO GO TO HELL! IF HE STARTS SOMETHING HE WILL GET HIS ASS KICKED FROM ALL POINTS OF THE COMPAS!

P W
P W
1 month ago

China will be coming for everyone until there is pushback, not sure why people don’t understand this yet.

Elizabeth Estrada aka CHIAKIA

LISTEN UP….TAIWAN Wants NOTHING to DO With the CHINESE GOVT. CAN YOU BLAME THEM????? The CHINA GOVT has a BAD REP. With CHINA for a FRIEND…..WHO NEEDS ENEMIES?????? From SamuraiQueen. 😄😄😄


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