Tensions between China and Lithuania have escalated since Taiwan opened a representative office in the Baltic nation’s capital last month, something Beijing deems disrespectful to Chinese sovereignty.

By Milda SeputyteBloomberg

Published On 3 Dec 2021

Lithuania’s dispute with China escalated after local media reported that goods from some of its companies were barred from entering Chinese ports.

Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis described the move as “unannounced sanctions” on Friday and said Lithuania will seek assistance from the European Commission next week to solve the issue. It’s “unprecedented when one EU member state is being partially sanctioned,” he said.

Local media reported that some of the Baltic nation’s forestry and furniture goods are being held up at ports after Lithuania was deleted from China’s electronic customs

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