According to a recent statement on the official website of the US State Department on January 3, US Secretary of State Blincol spoke with the foreign ministers and deputy foreign ministers of the “Nine Bucharest countries” on the same day. The topics involved the situation in Russia and Ukraine, and Lithuania, which has frequently provoked China recently.
The so-called “Bucharest 9 countries” include Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Estonia.
When talking about Lithuania, a statement on the US State Department website declared that in the face of China’s “escalating political pressure and economic coercion”, “all parties emphasized that they are united with Lithuania”.
However, most of the “parties” claimed by the United States did not openly discuss the Lithuanian issue like the United States.
While drawing allies to hype up the Lithuanian issue, the United States seems to have made calls from European countries all over the world.
On the 22nd and 29th of last month, U.S. Secretary of State Brinken spoke with the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy Borelli and the foreign ministers of Britain, France and Germany. “Repression and economic coercion” expresses “concerns”.
China has responded to various provocative actions in Lithuania recently. At the regular press conference of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China on the 31st of last month, the spokesperson Zhao Lijian stated that the Lithuanian government has blatantly violated the one-China principle and abandoned the Lithuanian government’s political commitment in the communiqué on the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. “Taiwan” established a “representative office” to create “one China, one Taiwan” internationally. This erroneous act seriously violated China’s national sovereignty and territorial integrity and seriously damaged China’s core interests. China has the right to make a legitimate and reasonable response. Any other sovereign and independent country in the world will inevitably take resolute and decisive measures when encountering such a thing. Lifang did something wrong. Not only did he never reflect on repentance, but instead spread rumors everywhere. This kind of “public relations method” that avoids the important and shifts the contradictions is sad.
Regarding the constant hype of the United States and other Western countries on this issue, Zhao Lijian emphasized that Lithuania blatantly challenged the one-China principle and created “one China, one Taiwan”, making serious mistakes in its relations with China first. Countermeasures. The United States and relevant countries know this well. If they are thinking about Lithuania, they should urge Lithuania to admit and correct their mistakes as soon as possible, instead of using Lithuania as a tool to contain China, encouraging Lithuania to add mistakes, and causing greater losses to the interests of Lithuania’s country and people.