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Lithuanian Ambassador to China: I Just Arrived; Now They Asked Me to Leave

Well-known Chinese news site Sina (NASDAQ: SINA) recently reported that Lithuanian ambassador to China Diana (Diana Mickeviciene) had just arrived in Beijing and completed the mandatory quarantine. Then they immediately told her to “go back home.” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying commented on the matter and emphasized that the meaning of the one-China principle cannot be distorted. Hua said that Lithuania allowed Taiwan to set up a “representative office” under the name of “Taiwan,” which seriously damaged China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. China has the right and should make a legitimate and reasonable response. China will never agree to the act of adhering to the one-China principle, while in fact openly engaging in official contacts with the Taiwan authorities, or even standing for the “Taiwan independence” forces. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania said that it “regrets” China’s decision. According to French media, Mickeviciene had just arrived in Beijing when she was told that she must return to Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, as soon as possible.

Source: Sina, August 12, 2021