Lithuania the Newest Victim of Chinese Sanctions after a Political Official made a Visit to Taiwan
The Foreign Ministry of China claims it has imposed sanctions on Agne Vaiciukeviciute
The Foreign Ministry of China claims it has imposed sanctions on Agne Vaiciukeviciute, the Lithuanian Deputy Transport and Communications Minister, for visiting Taiwan — just like Nancy Pelosi. Engagement with the Transport and Communications Ministry will also be cut off by China.
The recent relations between Lithuania and Taiwan have been one that has bothered China and has led to the fallen Lithuanian exports to China. The figures reached near zero in Q1.
"A productive week in Taiwan, looking for more ways of LT Transport cooperation with TW maritime, shipping and aviation companies.”
Agne Vaiciukeviciute said.
The visit came just days after United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. However, the Chinese response was different. As a consequence of Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, China has slapped sanctions on Pelosi, and trade restrictions on Taiwan, and has also launched multiple excessive military drills.
The European Union as a whole has challenged China at the World Trade Organization with accusations of discriminatory trade practices against Lithuania and argued that the threat made by China threatens the integrity of the EU’s single market.